MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Three Republican lawmakers are calling on the state Department of Natural Resources to cancel the four-day antlerless deer hunt in northern Wisconsin scheduled to begin Thursday because of a depleted herd.More >>
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Three Republican lawmakers are calling on the state Department of Natural Resources to cancel the four-day antlerless deer hunt in northern Wisconsin scheduled to begin Thursday because of a depleted herd. More >>
of midnight on Tuesday the government shutdown. It's the first
government shutdown in 17 years. When we all woke up that morning, we
woke up to a different country. But what are the changes to our daily
lives here in central Wisconsin?
people in the Northwoods are enjoying the fall colors. So, I headed
up to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. My first stop was the
supervisor's office in Rhinelander. But when I got there the doors
were locked and a sign hung on the window saying, "due
to the lapse in government funding the office was closed until
what about the forest? When I pulled in, I got my answer. The forest was
closed and only a few government employees remained on site wrapping up their
officials say they're working on signs to put up at every entrance
saying the forest is closed. That means the campsites will be
government shutdown has closed all national parks and forests and
with them more than 2,100 employees furloughed. Thousands more, like
cleanup crews and concession employees, are left without pay.
affects of the shutdown continue.
at Newsline 9 we tried to update our agriculture numbers for our
brand new 11:00 show. But, when we logged on to the U.S. Department
of Agriculture website, this is the message we got, "due to the
lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available."
some U.S. senators have closed their offices.
we called democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin's office and no one answered.
A message on her website said her office is closed.
parks closed, government websites down, and some U.S. Senators
unavailable, this is just day one. Government officials say day
two, three and beyond will bring added challenges.
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