Park Stickers On Sale Today
(AP) Next year's Wisconsin state park admission stickers are set to go on sale this weekend. The stickers grant year-round admission to more than 60 state parks, forests and recreation areas. They'll go on sale Saturday at state park facilities and Department of Natural Resources service centers around the state. They cost $25 for Wisconsin residents, $10 for Wisconsin senior citizens and $35 for out-of-state residents.
The stickers feature a drawing of marshmallows roasting over a campfire. Waukesha South High School sophomore Holly Jo Cegielski submitted the design in a statewide contest.
Annual state trail passes for 2013 will go on sale on Saturday as well. They run $20 for both state residents and non-residents.
Walker Strikes Out
(AP) While the number of deer killed in Wisconsin during this year's hunt
Kader Challenges Most Signatures on Recall Petitions
Still not a certainty that a recall for La Crosse city council president
Minnesota Police Officer Killed In Ambush
(AP) A police officer in central Minnesota has died in what authorities are calling an ambush killing. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Cold Spring police Officer Tom Decker was shot twice late Thursday. Sanner says he was responding to a call from a concerned family member about a man in Cold Spring who might be suicidal. Sanner said Friday that Decker died at the scene. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension assistant superintendent Drew Evans says it was an ambush.
Those Trees Will Have To Go
It's 'absolutely necessary' to get rid of most of La Crosse's ash trees...
That's what one expert told the La Crosse Park Board last night, before the board voted to take down all of the ash trees on four pieces of city property. The reason...to prevent the emerald ash borer from killing those trees. Evidence of the insect's presence in La Crosse was confirmed this month, when a blighted tree was discovered at Valley View Mall. If the city council approves the plan, hundreds of ash trees will be cut up into chips, which will be stockpiled at West Copeland Park.