ST. GERMAIN - The Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain has four new members.
Blair Morgan - a winner of multiple World Championships in Snocross was the headline inductee. A 5-time gold medalist at the X-Games, Morgan was one of the sport's most popular drivers. He was paralyzed in a motorcross accident in 2008.
The other inductees - legendary snowmobile drag racer Norman Ball. Minnesota vintage race organizer John Zeglin created the largest event of it's kind - the Waconia Ride-In. And the late Bob Bracey was the visionary for the sit-in, twin-track snowmobile.
The inductions were held on Saturday. The events included a ride with the champs. It went from St. Germain to Minocqua. We have a link with more on the event below.
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin's maple syrup producers are having a great year.
A report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm says the state's farmers produced five times as much maple syrup this year as last year and the most since it began keeping track in 1992.
The USDA says Wisconsin produced 265,000 gallons of maple syrup this year.
Last year's season was cut short by early warm weather.
WAUSAU - The General Assembly takes up the budget Tuesday. Monday, some local representatives and school officials talked to the public about why they believe the budget will hurt schools.
Democratic representatives Mandy Wright and Katrina Shankland spoke in Wausau today.
Shankland, who represents Stevens Point, stated, "In the last session, Republicans took over 1.6 billion dollars from our public education. They robbed our students of $550 in aid per student. And in this budget, they only return $150. That simply is not acceptable."
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