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Department of Natural Resources

Aug 24, 2023

Legislators press DNR policy board appointees on wolves, pollution, sandhill crane hunt

Multiple Wisconsin municipalities, including Madison and Marinette, have discovered the chemicals in their groundwater.

Dec 14, 2022

Regulators move ahead with groundwater PFAS rules

Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to proceed with regulating so-called forever chemicals in the state's groundwater, 10 months after a plan was scrapped under pressure from the state's powerful business industry.

Oct 12, 2021

Eau Claire shuts down wells due to PFAS contamination

The city of Eau Claire has shut down almost half its wells because of PFAS contamination.

Jun 7, 2018

DNR: Tests show toxic heavy metals near Wisconsin sand mine spill

Wisconsin officials have found elevated levels of toxic heavy metals near a frack sand mine spill that sent millions of gallons of sludge into a Trempealeau River tributary.

Oct 17, 2017

Hearing set on proposal to expand wetland permit exceptions

A panel of lawmakers is preparing to hear public testimony on a proposal that would expand the types of artificial wetlands that can be filled without a permit. Under current law, discharging fill or dredged material into a wetland requires either a general or individual permit. The state Department of Natural Resource’s rules allow exceptions […]

Jul 10, 2014

Wisconsin court: Hunters can train dogs on wolves

A state appeals court ruled Thursday that hunters can train dogs to chase down wolves, rejecting arguments from a group of humane societies that wildlife officials are allowing deadly wolf-dog clashes and cementing one of the most contentious elements of Wisconsin wolf hunting.

Jul 24, 2012

THE DARK SIDE: Medicaid case fails test for jury

Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the state is entitled to a jury trial when suing a private actor for Medicaid fraud under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (State v. Abbott Laboratories, 2012 WI 62).

Jun 18, 2012

Driller settles with DNR over well violations

The Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit related to a complaint by the Department of Natural Resources against Wisconsin well driller Todd Huemann and his company, T. Huemann Well & Pump Inc., according to a news release from the DOJ.

May 1, 2012

Kaukauna loses appeal over right to provide sewer service

Failure to file a timely challenge could cost the city of Kaukauna its right to provide sewer service to 89 acres of land in the town of Harrison, according to a Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision issued Tuesday.

Mar 26, 2012

Attorney finds his niche in public agencies

Daniel Graff was interested in working in the private sector after law school, but, as he said, it “didn’t take him up on the offer.” Instead, Graff found his way into the public side of law, working 17 years for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before joining the state Department of Transportation in July.

Mar 5, 2012

Property owner to pay 12K for waterway, wetland violations

Suamico property owner David Blohoweak has been ordered to pay $12,000 in forfeitures, assessments, costs and fees for illegally filling wetlands and building an artificial pond on the bank of a navigable stream without any permits from the Department of Natural Resources, according to a news release from the Wisconsin attorney general's office.

Jan 11, 2012

Natural Resources — public access — EIS

2010AP2623 North Lake Management District vs. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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