The Ashland County Sheriff's Office is searching for a camper who disappeared last week. 66-year-old Richard J. Dilabio had checked into the East Twin Lake Campground on Wednesday and was reported missing Friday, with his motorcycle still at the camp site.
Bayfield County Sheriff's Office held a community meeting Thursday where some voiced concerns and others voiced support for the Rainbow Family Gathering which is to take place at Chequamegon-Nicolet National Park.
The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld Republican-authored lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. The court handed down the decision Friday, rejecting arguments that the Legislature convened illegally to pass the measures in December.
The Wisconsin state Assembly has approved two bills that would stiffen drunken driving penalties. The bills now go to the state Senate. Wisconsin is the only state in the nation where a first drunk driving offense is currently a civil violation rather than a crime.
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest officials say they are preparing for an expected large gathering in the forest in Bayfield County this summer. The Rainbow Family of Living Light is planning to hold its 2019 national gathering near Delta during the first week in July.
The Buffalo Reef Task Force is considering ways to deal with mining waste rock that threatens to smother a natural reef in Lake Superior off the Keweenaw Peninsula. A public meeting will be held in Lake Linden on July 31.