STATEWIDE - Wisconsinites who get federal unemployment will see their benefits drop by nearly 11 percent due to automatic budget cuts.
The state Department of Workforce Development said about 30,000 people will be affected starting the week of April 7. The reductions will continue at least through Sept. 30, the end of the federal fiscal year.
As an example, the department said, the maximum weekly payment of $363 will fall to $324. Eligibility rules remain unchanged.
The department says people who receive jobless benefits from the state will not be affected.
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."
MINOCQUA - “This disease is called the great imitator for a good reason,” says Jeff Waite.
Lyme disease can be good at hiding.
“Lyme disease is a bacterial type infection spread by a spiral keet, which is also considered a parasite. And it can be carried in the spit glands and intestinal track of ticks in this area. Particularly the deer tick," said Dr. Kurt Landauer.
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