Gov. Tony Evers has signed a law that increases funding for homeless shelters by $1 million over the next two years. It is the only one of eight bills in a homelessness package that has cleared both the state Senate and Assembly.
On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second U.S. case of the new coronavirus in Chicago. The close proximity is raising concern and has the public questioning if their state could be next.
Express plans to close about 100 stores as part of a restructuring plan. The Ohio company says it can cut its costs by $80 million partially through the store closures. No word on which stores will close.
Iowa regulators have gone beyond their counterparts in North Dakota by requiring owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity does not increase the potential of a spill.
Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants. Experts say the dismissal could indicate settlements in the case.
Authorities say an elk was found dead in northern Wisconsin after it ate corn put out by a landowner in a misguided attempt to help wildlife. It died of a condition that affects elk when their diet is changed too rapidly.
Investigators have traced a deer on a western Minnesota farm that was infected with chronic wasting disease to a farm in Pine County that supplied the animal. Eight deer at the Pine County farm will be destroyed.
Crews are expected to start removing more copper mining waste rock that threaten an important fish spawning area. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says dredging in Grand Traverse Harbor should start this week to help protect the spawning habitat for Lake Superior whitefish and lake trout.
The Minnesota DNR is banned the movement of all farmed white-tailed deer within the state for 30 days to try to limit the spread of a fatal brain disease. The DNR issued the order after the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in a deer at a hobby farm in Douglas County.