- The Wisconsin State Senate has passed two measures raising state trooper wages and compensation for state workers. The chamber will address the budget this afternoon. We'll have the latest and tell you what the budget could mean for you tonight on Newswatch 12.
- Plus, well take a look at the impact of the early crowd at the Hodag Country Festival.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
EAGLE RIVER - Most of northern Wisconsin's forest didn't survive the cut-over from a century ago. However, some pockets did make it, and experts call those areas old growth. Now, the Northwoods Land Trust in Eagle River wants to figure out how much old growth sits on private land in Vilas County.
ANTIGO - Setting off illegal fireworks can put wildlife in the Northwoods at risk. The Raptor Education Group in Antigo took in many animals this past weekend, including a bald eagle hit by a firework.
"The symbol of America shouldn't look [this hurt] the day after the Fourth of July," says Marge Gibson, the executive director of Raptor Education Group.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Senate will take up the state budget, a six percent raise for state troopers, and a new compensation plan for thousands of other state workers that contains no general wage increases on Tuesday.
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