Grab your ice cleats and snow poles this weekend for a 1.1 mile trek over icy Lake Superior to witness the stunning naturally formed ice caves at Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Park rangers determined today the lake ice en route to the caves is thick and sturdy enough to handle visitors starting Saturday. Even so, rangers are warning it will be a treacherous walk in windy conditions.
About 2,000 construction workers, electricians, carpenters and other union members rallied at the Wisconsin state Capitol on Tuesday, pushing back against a fast-tracked right-to-work bill backed by Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker. Continue reading
The punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop playing one of their songs, saying on Twitter that “We literally hate you.” Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, a white police officer will not be charged in the shooting death of a black mentally ill man in Milwaukee. The victim’s family has asked the U.S. attorney to conduct a federal investigation. Also, a French firm will pay a record $772 million for violating U.S. laws against overseas bribery. Continue reading
Gov. Scott Walker said on Tuesday that the state minimum wage “serves no purpose,” though he said he won’t repeal it as governor. Continue reading
Watch the Wisconsin gubernatorial debate at 8 p.m. EDT tonight, featuring incumbent Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Mary Burke (D). Wisconsin Public Television will live stream the event in the player above. Courtesy Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation. Continue reading