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Sep 29, 2023

Wisconsin Senate committee votes against confirmation for four DNR policy board appointees

Republicans who control the state Senate's sporting heritage committee voted Thursday against confirming four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' appointees to the Department of Natural Resources policy board, a move that could delay a board vote on the agency's contentious wolf management plan.

Jul 28, 2023

Wisconsin man sues to keep boaters off flooded private land

A southeastern Wisconsin property owner tired of watching airboats travel across his land during floods has filed a lawsuit seeking to limit the public's right to use flooded rivers, lakes and streams.

May 15, 2023

Wisconsin environmental regulators settle wastewater lawsuit with large dairy farm

One of Wisconsin's largest dairy operations has reached a settlement with state environmental regulators to that calls for the company to eventually stop spreading liquid manure in exchange for avoiding groundwater monitoring requirements.

Dec 27, 2022

Evers picks county administrator as next DNR secretary

Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday appointed a county administrator with a background in conservation to lead the state Department of Natural Resources.

Dec 24, 2022

Walker appointee Prehn resigns from DNR board

A member of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource's policy board appointed by former Republican Gov. Scott Walker who refused to step down even after his term ended nearly two years ago said Friday that he was resigning.

Jun 22, 2022

Construction site operator found guilty of failing to obtain storm-water permits

A jury has found a Waterford man guilty of failing to carry out storm-water best practices at a Milwaukee construction site, the DOJ announced Monday.

Jun 8, 2022

Wisconsin judge leaves PFAS regulation ruling on hold

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday agreed to keep on hold his ruling from April that prevented state regulators from requiring businesses and others responsible for pollution by PFAS chemicals to investigate and clean up the contamination.

Mar 10, 2022

Court weighs case of conservative who won’t leave DNR board (UPATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court was set to consider Thursday whether to remove a conservative Department of Natural Resources board member who refuses to step down even though his term ended almost a year ago.

Oct 25, 2021

Judge issues injunction blocking Wisconsin fall wolf hunt

A judge last week halted Wisconsin's fall wolf season two weeks before hunters were set to take to the woods, siding with wildlife advocacy groups who argued that holding the hunt would be unconstitutional.

Oct 22, 2021

Judge leaning toward blocking Wisconsin wolf hunt

A judge appeared on the verge Thursday of granting wildlife advocates' request to halt the Wisconsin fall wolf season after hearing arguments that the hunt is illegal.

Oct 1, 2021

Federal judge sets hearing on blocking Wisconsin wolf hunt

A federal judge on Friday scheduled a hearing for later this month on whether to block Wisconsin's fall wolf hunt.

Oct 1, 2021

Wisconsin justices weigh challenge to swap of parkland

A conservation group asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to let it challenge the state's decision to transfer state park land to a company planning to build a golf course.


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