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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

May 8, 2023

Gov. Tony Evers signs bipartisan watershed protection bill for agriculture

One of four bills signed into law will increase eligibility for farmers and producers to get watershed, lake and protection grants.

Apr 4, 2023

Community Within the Corridor developers could be prosecuted under DNR emergency order

Community Within the Corridor developers could face prosecution after a DNR order.

Aug 5, 2022

DNR investigates oil contamination in northern Wisconsin

The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating contaminated soil near the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Reservation in far northern Wisconsin.

Jul 1, 2022

Wisconsin’s conservative high court hands GOP another weapon

Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court handed Republicans their newest weapon to weaken any Democratic governors in the battleground state, ruling this week that political appointees don't have to leave their posts until the Senate confirms their successor.

Jun 30, 2022

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a conservation group couldn't challenge an agency's decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Jun 29, 2022

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

A conservative member of the state Department of Natural Resources policy board can remain on the panel indefinitely even though his term ended more than a year ago, a divided state Supreme Court decided on Wednesday.

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.

Apr 27, 2022

Large dairy farm sues state over wastewater permit changes

One of Wisconsin's largest dairy farms is suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over changes to its wastewater permit that require the operators to restrict the size of their herd and begin monitoring groundwater in an area where nitrate contamination has occurred.

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.

Jan 26, 2022

Judge: DNR can continue PFAS sampling, but can’t enforce

The Department of Natural Resources can continue to test wastewater for PFAS but can't take legal action against polluters until state lawmakers set water quality standards for the compounds, a Jefferson County judge ruled.

Nov 1, 2021

Judge declines to issue a ruling in Ojibwe wolf case

A federal judge has declined to issue a ruling on a preliminary injunction requested by Ojibwe tribes to stop the 2021 Wisconsin wolf hunt.

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.

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