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Many of you across the area will hear tornado sirens going off during the 1:00 p.m. hour today. Unless actual severe weather is happening somewhere in the state, it will only be a drill. Keith Butler of the local emergency managemant office says the alerts today are two-fold.
The state has planned a statewide tornado drill to run at 1:45pm today......whiel people in Southeastern Wisconsin are expected to hear tornado sirens at about 1:20 p.m. If the National Weather Service has to issue an actual severe weather watch or warning, the statewide drill will happen Friday.
Police have eradicated about 80 thousand marijuana plants in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest over the last two years. So why is that National Forest a hot bed for pot farmers?
Suzanne Florie with the National Forest says campers and hikers are being warned to avoid any type of farms they may stumble across this summer. She says growers may be armed and anyone who runs into any signs of a farm should leave, try to mark the location by landmarks or waypoints and notify law enforcement.
Wisconsin's tax code is out of whack and it's something that's been brewing for awhile now says Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. About 10 years now.
Berry just released a report that shows there are major tax discrepencies in the areas of overwithholding, unlegislated tax hikes the marriage penalty and low income vs. middle income. The report has been submitted to the state revenue secretary.
Charges for La Crosse's new stormwater utility have yet to appear on water bills. But you can start applying for water saving credits to lower your bill now. Any activity that cleans or retains storm runoff is eligible for credits. Bernie Lenz, in the city's engineering department, says some quick applications have been created to cover things like rain barrels and rain gardens. A longer process would apply if you the credit was for a mitigation procedure that was unusual. Get enough credits, he says, you can knock eighty percent off your stormwater bill. So far, Lenz has yet to receive any stormwater credit applications.
There might be two guys running for the Republican nomination for the third district Wisconsin congressional seat. But the party only wants one of them. The third district republican caucus has picked former Fort McCoy commander Ray Boland as the guy they want to represent them in the November election against Ron Kind. Boland officially announced his campaign for congress months ago. Late last month, fellow retired army veteran Edward Martin from Chippewa Falls announced he, too, would run for congress as a Republican.