ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - You can lose control of you're vehicle quickly in winter weather. But state troopers say that's preventable.
"Just drive defensively. Give yourself ample time to stop. Slow down. Be aware of your surroundings. Be aware of others around you," says Kristin Kempen, Wisconsin State Trooper.
Staying safe starts even before you put your key in the ignition. It's the law that you clean off your car of snow. This means all windshields and windows. Another spot on your car that sometimes you forget to clear...
"Definitely cleaning off your brake lights so the drivers behind you can see you. So anytime you stop or put fuel in or have a rest break, definitely make sure the head lights and the tail lights are cleared off," says State Trooper
And remember to turn on those head lights. This will make you more visible to other cars.
EAGLE RIVER - The initiative will help to rebound what's thought of as a suffering walleye population by adding hundreds of thousands of the fish to Wisconsin lakes.
The project could improve fishing for the state's most popular game fish and tourism in the state. George Langely, a local fishing guide at Eagle Sports bait shop in Eagle River, says walleye fishing isn't what it used to be.
"The walleye population has pretty much suffered in the last twenty years and it's really nice to see Madison recognizing that and taking some steps to do something about it. It will take a while but it's a great start."
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