MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - The city of Manitowoc has received a $1 million federal grant to clean up properties with environmental contamination. City Planner David Less says the grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a "great opportunity for the city." Less says several properties have been identified for cleanup, including a former junkyard, a vacant mall and a former manufacturing property.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin motorists will face fewer potential traffic delays during the Memorial Day weekend. The state Department of Transportation says construction projects on most major Wisconsin highways will be suspended starting at noon tomorrow. Officials say while most lanes will remain clear, drivers may still see narrow lanes and rough pavement.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - La Crosse's Oktoberfest is cutting back from nine days to four days next year. Kam-Lin Roswall, president of the Oktoberfest Board of Directors, says they plan to make the four days denser with activities. Oktoberfest began as a 4-day event but changed to a 9-day festival in 2000.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature's finance committee is set to consider provisions in Governor Scott Walker's budget that would allow judges to order GPS monitoring as part of a restraining order. Current state law allows GPS tracking for anyone convicted of violating a domestic abuse or harassment restraining order. Walker's budget would allow judges to order tracking for anyone a judge decides is dangerous.
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