Neuman Gets South Carolina Support
As Wisconinites prepare for another election next week, outside eyes are watching like they did in the governor's recall election. This time it's South Carolina Senator, Jim DeMint. Now, he has his eyes on the hotly contested senate race....like he did when Ron Johnson ran 2 years ago.
And as he did for the Republican Johnson, who beat out Russ Feingold in 2010, DeMint has given his support to Republican, Mark Neuman.
Highway 26 South Of Brownsville Blocked By Truck Rollover
A state highway south of Brownsville is blocked, because of a semi rollover.
MN-DOT is urging drivers to avoid Highway 26, about two miles south of Brownsville. The crash was reported around 11 o'clock this morning.
Trail Dedicated In Holmen
A new trail dedication trook place in Holmen Wednesday that, according to Village President, Nancy Proctor, was a much need one to help connect the Village.
The trail connects The Bridge To Nowhere to the Remington Hill Subdivision to the east end of Judith Court. Construction was completed on the trail this past Spring.
The Badger State Is Toxic
Wisconsin has been ranked among the worst states when it comes to power plant pollution. New data by the Natural Resources Defense Council ranked the Badger State among the top 20 most toxic states in the country for toxic air pollution linked to electric power plants.
At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air toxics emitted from power plants in 2010, the most recent data available, compared to 2009 levels. The welcomed drop, which also includes a 4 percent decrease in mercury emissions, results from two key factors.
John Walke, NRDC's clean air director. says the analysis judged states on how much pollution their residents are exposed to from coal and oil fired power plants.
Pollsters Need More Training
Foul play or confusion? Hundreds of voters called a hotline to report voter issues at the Scott Walker recall vote. Some voters said they were asked for photo identification at the voting booth, even though Wisconsin recently struck down a law that would have made it necessary. And some college students felt they were treated unfairly. The solution?
Andrea Kaminsky heads the state's League of Women Voters. Some of the problems they saw were the same ones identified by Republicans in the state Senate election in Racine County where a recount took place. But unlike the GOP, the League does not say that voter fraud might have been committed.