Tests found fecal contamination in 60% of those wells based on the presence of viruses and bacteria associated with human, bovine and swine waste. Just under half the wells tested positive for pathogens associated with stomach illness.
Wisconsin saw the number of farm closures grow to nearly three per day in 2019 amid the volatile market and uncertainty of international trade wars that plagued the industry.
A majority of respondents said they would favor candidates who support more regulation to protect drinking water, and two thirds believe water quality will be an issue in the next general election.
Robot assisted surgeries could decrease the number of opioids prescribed for post-operative recovery and lessen the cost of the medical procedure through shorter hospital stays, according to Mayo Clinic Health System surgeons.
It’s been 40 years since the last zinc mine closed and nearly two centuries since Southwest Wisconsin was the nation’s primary source of lead. The last vestiges of the industry have all but disappeared, but the toxic legacy remains.
"We're here to help build bridges and to help people hear one another's stories," Dena Wortzel says.
The Democratic governor is directing his administration to begin drafting rules for soils in parts of the state where contamination is most likely.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s electronic records system shut down at 4:22 p.m. Friday — a little less than 8 hours before the deadline for comments on the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line through southwest Wisconsin.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the motivations of the Driftless Area Land Conservancy aren’t relevant to the credibility of expert witnesses the group has hired to testify against the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line.
With marketing materials filled with images of white wind turbines against beautiful blue skies, the companies who want to build another costl…
Evers said his proposal for the next state budget will allocate $2 million in funding for a state program that helps replace, rebuild or treat contaminated private wells.
Requests for action came from lawmakers representing regions of Wisconsin where manure and fertilizer have contaminated wells.
As intervening parties, they will be able to offer testimony from expert witnesses, cross-examine witneses and request information -- including trade secrets -- from the applicants, American Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative.
Disease-causing bacteria and chemicals detected at higher rates than areas to be protected by new limits on manure disposal.
Police in southwest Wisconsin are looking for a rural Platteville man who allegedly stole one vehicle, crashed it and stole another vehicle on Friday.
This fall we have two excellent leaders running for office: Kriss Marion for state Senate in the 17th District, and Jeff Wright for the state …
No team in the 14-conference region has already clinched an outright title, though 12 leagues have teams that have clinched at least a tie
Darlington takes over the top Division 3 boys spot; Dodge-Point boys, Wisconsin Dells girls ranked second in Division 2.
Both teams are one game behind league leader Sun Prairie, which can clinch a WIAA playoff berth with a win at Beloit Memorial on Friday.
The Blackhawks earned runner-up honors in the WIAA Division 4 playoffs; Abundant Life won the WIAA 8-Man Jamboree.
Critics of a proposed river master plan question why it is being approved at a meeting five hours north in Ashland.
Pending a probe of the spill, officials won't say how many trout were killed, but a field survey indicates that at least three-quarters died.
You don't have to work in real estate or be interested in purchasing a piece of it to enjoy rural real estate agent Jay Frazier's latest post …
Rob Hernandez sorts out the home runs from the foul balls in the WIAA's groupings and pairings of its 224 playoff-bound football teams.
This year "defies tradition" in rural land sales, real estate agent Jay Frazier says.