MADISON - Republican legislators have introduced a pair of bills that would relax private property regulations and bar local governments from imposing special highway weight limits on propane shipments.
Representative Adam Jarchow and Senator Tom Tiffany's bills were sparked by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that upheld a St. Croix County ordinance.
That ordinance blocked the Murr family from selling or developing a vacant lot adjacent to another lot they owned.
They wanted government compensation but the court denied it.
The first bill would allow the Murr family to sell or develop the lot and block municipalities from prohibiting the sale of lots adjacent to a lot owned by the same entity.
The second bill would prohibit municipalities from imposing special or seasonal weight limitations on propane deliveries.
RHINELANDER - Those looking for jobs in manufacturing don't have to go to a big city to get a job. There are a lot of opportunities right here in the Northwoods.
Nicolet College held a manufacturing expo with both educators and employers Wednesday to show the community what opportunities are available in the field.
"It's just a really good opportunity to see what the education pathway looks like for manufacturing, but then also that end game at the very end to see what the sacrifice was worth when you look at employment opportunities," said Nicolet College Career Coach Angeline Kesler.
SUGAR CAMP - Equipped with a box full of tools and their trusty canoe, Aubrey Nycz and Tom Boisvert hit the water ready to search Wednesday morning.
"It's kind of like a little scavenger hunt," Nycz said.
The duo from the Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species program hunted Paradise Lake northwest of Sugar Camp for items like Chinese mystery snails and Eurasian Watermilfoil, noting where they're located and how much of the species there is in the area.
MINNEAPOLIS - The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.
Officer Matthew Harrity's account was released Tuesday by state investigators.
RACINE - A father has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 3-year-old son in Racine, Wisconsin.
Police were called to the apartment July 12 where they found Jere'Miah Pitt dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest. A criminal complaint says his 30-year-old father, Jeffrey Pitt Jr., told police he drank five shots of alcohol, put in a movie for his son then passed out. He said he found his son dead the next morning.
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