Northern States Power Co.-Wisconsin has agreed to clean up the on-land portion of a contaminated site along the Lake Superior shore in Ashland. NSP-Wisconsin, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced the settlement Wednesday. Under the agreement, NSP-Wisconsin will fund the on-land cleanup, expected to cost $40 million. Work could begin later this year and is expected to take two to three years. The 40-acre lakefront site is on Chequamegon Bay. A predecessor company to NSP-Wisconsin operated a manufactured gas plant at the site between 1885 and 1947. Sawmills, railroads and a city wastewater treatment plant also have used the site over the past century. Cleanup of contaminated sediment still has to be determined.
Despite the lingering snow and resulting mud, Stoney Acres Farm held its first pizza night of the year Friday.
Twenty-five cows died in a barn fire in Marathon County, according to authorities.
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