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A new study is shedding light on how chronic wasting disease is spreading through Wisconsin.

Young buck L. Painter


The U.S. Geological Survey reviewed C-W-D data from 2002 through 2014 and were able to develop a more accurate modeling system to forecast how the fatal brain disease might be advancing through an area of southwestern Wisconsin near the Wisconsin River.

According to the National Wildlife Health Center, CWD is moving in association with landscape features such as denser forests...It also seems to be blocked by the river corridor by moving along with it but not crossing it.

CWD has been found in 43 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties since 2002 and remains to be a threat.

Hunter’s should consider having their deer tested for the disease. Chronic Wasting Disease Map

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The Menominee Animal Shelter has added food and fun to their one-of-a-kind event!


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This Saturday, the Menominee Animal Shelter is participating in the Empty the Shelters event, which is a part of the Bissell Foundations Pet Foundation.

Saturday over 65 shelters will be participating with at least 2,000 animals are expected to find their forever home.

Nancy Holsburger, Menominee Animal Shelter Manager says, this is time second time they’ve been able to participate.



Holsburger says, this year they’re going to keep people entertained outside.”



Animals are Free the day of the event with the Bissell Pet Foundation covering the adoption fees. Kittens are not a part of the event. However, any cats over the age of six months are available for adoption, as well as dogs. The Menominee Animal Shelter will host this event, Noon until 5pm. For more information about the Empty the Shelters event, including a list of participating shelters, you can go on line to www.bissellpetfoundation.org  

The Menominee Animal Shelter is accepting applications for approvals for Saturday. Animals cannot be placed on hold for this event so if you are interested in a specific animal they encourage you to adopt them at their normal adoption fee before that day. They also  recommend submitting an application before the day of the event so they have time to process it.

Their adoption applications can be found on the Menominee Animal Website at mashelter.org or you can view at the shelter.

 

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Menominee County Board prepares to review administrator candidates.

Menominee County Courthouse

 

As of last night’s County Board meeting, nine applications have come in for the open County Administrator position. County Board Chair, Charlie Meintz, says the commissioners will have two-weeks to review the candidates. Once the board determines who the candidates will be the interview process will begin within two to three weeks.

County Board Chairman, Charlie Meintz

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Marinette County is in a HIGH FIRE category.

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The Wisconsin DNR has put Marinette County in a high fire danger category.

As some warm front lifts north, warm temperatures will return to the area along with breezy southeast winds and low relative humidity. This will cause elevated fire danger conditions across Northeast Wisconsin.

Burn restrictions may be in place so check with your local municipality. Click here to stay up-to-date on the current fire dangers 

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M-DOT lifts Spring Restrictions.

As of yesterday morning, weight restrictions in Michigan have been lifted on all state trunk line highways in the entire State of Michigan as well as U – P roadside parks. Some parks will be open but water won’t be turned on until testing is completed. Locally, Cunard Roadside Park on U-S 2 in Menominee is open. For more information on Michigan weight restrictions and roadside parks go to www.michigan.gov/mdot

 

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