WISCONSIN - The Wisconsin DNR is investigating multiple deadly crashes that happened on Feb. 8 and 9 throughout Wisconsin.
The five snowmobile incidents occurred in Forest County, Calumet County, Dunn County, Langlade County, Iron County, and Forest County.
A snowmobiler died after a crash in Langlade County on Saturday night. According to the Langlade County Sheriff's Office, the victim was a 41-year-old woman.Emergency crews were called to the scene at Highway 17 and County Road Q in the town of Parrish around 8:20 p.m. A car had crashed into the snowmobile. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt in the crash.The Wisconsin State Patrol, Town of Russell EMS, and Oneida Medic 1 ambulance all helped deputies at the scene.The LCSO did not release the victim's name as of Sunday afternoon.
A 43-year-old woman from Hartland crashed Friday afternoon in Iron County.The Iron County Sheriff's Department posted that the woman failed to turn near Pine Lake and crashed head-on with a semi-truck.The operator of the semi-truck was unharmed. Police believe speed is a factor in the crash. She is currently in a hospital in Duluth on life support.
On Saturday around 7:30 p.m., a single snowmobile driver was driving on a trailer in the Township of Colfax when he lost control of his vehicle. The 29-year-old male from Boyceville was ejected from his snowmobile and pronounced dead at the scene. Speed is a possible factor to the crash.
A snowmobile driver was traveling on Lake Winnebago when the snowmobile hit a snowbank or an ice crack. The driver was ejected from the snowmobile seat and the machine landed on top of the driver. Alcohol and speed are possible factors. This happened on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, two snowmobiles were traveling on a snowmobile trail on Pickerel Lake when the driver and passenger on the first snowmobile were ejected. The passenger was then hit by the second snowmobile and severely injured. The passenger died prior to a medical flight to the hospital. Alcohol and speed are believed to be possible factors.
MERRILL - The Lincoln County fair brings about 35,000 people to the Merrill Festival Grounds.
Organizers say one of the main reasons those people come is to interact with animals.
Families gathered in the barn for a chance to see cows, pigs, horses, and other farm animals up close.
People learned about all the work it takes to keep these animals healthy.
Local farmers said they were happy to share their way of life with others.
"When people come into the barn they're like 'hey look at all these cute animals.' They don't get to see them as much as we do. We get to see them every day on the farm," said Brenna Allen, a farmer who showed her cow.
MERRILL - A church in Merrill went without an associate Pastor for almost three years. Finally, the void has been filled.
Adam Rodriguez wanted to be a pastor for a while.
"I realized quite quickly that there was a shortage of pastors because when you don't have a pastor, you need to rely on the pastors in the area," said Trinity Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Adam Rodriguez.
Now, he's at the next stop in his lifelong journey at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill.
"Being placed in the pastor office was humbling," said Rodriguez.
MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #38 to address the issue of clean energy in Wisconsin. The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Public Service Commission Chairperson Becky Cameron Valcq and Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole.The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Public Service Commission Chairperson Becky Cameron Valcq and Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole.
Executive Order #38 orders the Department of Administration to create the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy and in partnership with other state agencies and state utilities, achieve a goal of ensuring all electricity consumed within the state of Wisconsin is 100% carbon-free by 2050.
The Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy will be charged to promote the development and use of clean and renewable energy across the state, advance innovative sustainability solutions that improve the state's economy and environment, and diversify the resources used to meet the state's energy needs.
"Today, our administration is taking a step that promises an opportunity to create cleaner and safer jobs, to stimulate the economy, to once again have an abundant and prosperous agriculture industry, and the opportunity to restore and enjoy the beautiful natural resources our state has to offer," said Lt. Gov. Barnes.
MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers this week met local officials and public works staff in Wausau and Green Bay to highlight the important role that a quality transportation system plays in public safety, Wisconsin's economy and quality of life.
"The recently approved state budget contains the highest level of transportaThe 2019â€"2021 state budget invests in all transportation modes including state and local roadways, coupled with the lowest level of borrowing in 20 years. Key provisions include:
An additional $320 million in State Highway Rehabilitation funding to improve existing highways and bridges across the state A 10% increase ($66 million over the biennium) in General Transportation Aids. This funding helps offset the costs of transportation-related expenses in Wisconsin's counties, cities, villages, and townsâ€Żtion investments in more than a generation," Gov. Evers said. "With support from the legislature and the collective voices of people across Wisconsin, we've finally made significant progress in the one area that truly connects us all â€" our comprehensive transportation network."
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