The Wisconsin Channel

This is the in-development Roku channel of Wis.Community. The Roku app is being developed, and we hope that it will go live and appear in the channel store for Roku by late April. 

How Americans Forgot And Rediscovered The Values Of Farmers' Markets

In a highly connected age of smartphone shopping and new automated grocery delivery services, a trip to a local farmers' market can seem like an anachronistic journey to the past. The streets and parking lots where markets are often held find neighbors greeting each other amid fresh produce and baked goods as live music fills the air, creating a different atmosphere than supermarkets, much less a glowing screen at home.

But community markets were once far more common in communities...

Sen. Vinehout ~ What Can We Do to Protect Our Water?

What can we do to protect our water?” This is a question I am often asked. Many Wisconsin residents are concerned about protecting our precious natural resources, and much of the concern is focused on water quality.

This week we celebrate Earth Day. Forty-eight years ago, Wisconsin’s own Gaylord Nelson first gathered with 20 million Americans in support of environmental issues. Celebrating the earth means being mindful stewards of...

NWF Statement on AG Schuette Suing Tug Company Responsible for Mackinac Straits Spill

Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation, 734.887.7119, [email protected]

 

 

NWF Statement on AG Schuette Suing Tug Company Responsible for Mackinac Straits Spill

 

(Ann Arbor, MI) -- Attorney General Bill...

Snow in the Chippewa Valley Continues

Winter Landscape

Although there have been breaks, snow in the Chippewa Valley continues to fall, and will keep falling through the evening. Here at Wis.Community Central we have something like 9" of snow on the ground, with light snow continuing. Current forecasts for the area say snow will continue to fall until about 10 PM tonight. Personally I am getting tired of seeing that red storm warning banner at the top of the front page and look forward to possibly having it disappear by morning.

Travel...

NWF Statement on Temporary Shutdown of Line 5 Amid Lake Swells Topping 12 Feet

Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation, [email protected], 734-757-0408 (cell)

 

Earlier today, Senator Gary Peters released a statement revealing that Enbridge is suspending operation of its Line 5 oil pipeline amid swells in the Straits of Mackinac topping 12 feet. Senator Peters’ statement is reprinted here in whole as reference:

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Be Careful Out There!

winter landscape

Current warning for Chippewa, Dunn, and St. Croix Counties

AREAS AFFECTED : CHIPPEWA; DUNN; ST. CROIX ...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL INTO SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... ...SEVERE WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS ALSO LIKELY ACROSS THE REST OF THE SOUTHERN HALF OF MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BEGINNING LATE TODAY... .A significant winter storm will develop this afternoon and continue through Saturday night. All precipitation types,...

WISCONSIN’S CHOICE CAMPAIGN TO NARROW DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL FIELD

Holding online vote to raise up “People’s Champion”; take on Scott Walker’s agenda

 

MILWAUKEE -- The race for Wisconsin’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination is heating up and the field of candidates is full. The Wisconsin’s Choice campaign -- a joint project of Our Wisconsin Revolution and Wisconsin Working Families...

Help us with planning for Wis.Community

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Come join us for a meeting to plan the next steps for Wis.Community. The platform is up and has been functioning for some time, but I want to know what can be done to make this more useful to communities throughout the state.  Bring your ideas, suggestions, questions, and complaints. In this time of fake news, political polarization, and silos of community members who are not talking to each other, Wis.Community could help to bridge gaps between different groups and communities. But I need...

NWF Statement on Anchor Strike Causing Mackinac Straits Spill, Governor Snyder Calling for Line 5 to be Decommissioned

Contact: Beth Wallace, National Wildlife Federation, [email protected], 734.887.7125

 

(ANN ARBOR, MI) -- In a statement released today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced that the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a vessel anchor strike caused the recent spill of insulating mineral oil from transmission lines crossing the Straits of Mackinac, and that the same anchor may have caused...

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