Amid soaring energy costs, public pushes back against We Energies’ proposed rate hike

As heating costs climb this winter, some residents are bucking plans by Wisconsin’s largest utility to raise electric and gas rates beginning next year. During public hearings Wednesday, people weighed in on an 8.4 percent increase in electric rates and a 10.7 percent hike in gas rates proposed by Milwaukee-based We Energies. Residents in the … Read more

‘Be bear aware’: DNR gives ‘bear precaution’ tips for the summer | zoology

MADISON (WKOW) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants you to bear some tips in mind to avoid conflicts with our ursine friends this summer. The DNR says that there have been several black bear sightings across the state recently, and even though they traditionally reside up north, populations have slowly been expanding south … Read more