By a two-to-one margin in an advisory referendum, residents of the Town of Hayward have voted against a plan to take on debt to construct a new facility to house the town's departments. The town board will now hold a special meeting to decide how to proceed.
Wisconsin agriculture officials say new federal rules on industrial hemp production won't impact the 2020 growing season. The state's producers are wrapping up their second year of growing hemp under Wisconsin guidelines for a pilot program.
Gov. Tony Evers has signed legislation making it a felony to trespass or damage oil or gas pipelines in Wisconsin. The new law builds upon a 2015 state law that made it a felony to intentionally trespass or cause damage to the property of an energy provider.