Enbridge briefly shut down its Line 5 oil pipeline in northern Wisconsin on Friday to check on a faint odor. The company says response crews detected no odor and found no sign of a release, and remained on scene while the line was restarted.
Enbridge Energy is looking for permission to conduct land surveys in northern Wisconsin as it considers re-routing a pipeline out of the Bad River Reservation. Several Mellen-area residents say they've been approached by Enbridge agents in the last week.
The DNR board is moving toward shortening Wisconsin's ruffed grouse season to as the population dwindles. A proposed emergency rule would close the season across the northwestern two-thirds of the state on Jan. 5.
The Ashland County District Attorney has cleared three officers who were involved in a fatal shooting earlier this year. A report released Friday says 33-year-old Joseph Tedrick was seen "arming himself with an AR-15 rifle" before driving a vehicle towards officers.