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A manufacturer of firefighting foam says the majority of more than 250 drinking water wells it's tested in Marinette County turned up no trace of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. But state regulators say it's too early to tell the scope of PFAS contamination within drinking water in the area.
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Because of the threat of the spread from COVID-19, the grand reopening of the International Crane Foundation that was scheduled for late June will be pushed back likely until the fall.
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to stay within their home communities during the weekend inland fishing season opener to avoid spreading COVID-19 to other regions of the state.
Charting the animal origins of human diseases like COVID-19 can be difficult and often leads to unexpected discoveries.
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Thirty-four state parks will open in Wisconsin, as Gov. Tony Evers reverses an order to close them due to vandalism and a lack of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor activities are defined as essential under the state's stay-at-home order, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources expects a successful spring turkey harvest.
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Human waste continues to be a prominent source of contamination in private wells located in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette counties, with the Southwestern Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology study finding microbes in human feces in 12 of 34 wells sampled in November 2019.
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A Marinette manufacturer of firefighting foam will provide bottled water for homeowners after their private wells were found to have elevated levels of so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.
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Wisconsin communities along the Mississippi River are seeing some minor flooding, and local officials have discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect preparations for a more serious flood along the river.
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The state Department of Health Services announced on April 7 that there are 2,578 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide. 92 people have died from the virus.