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Governor Signs Emergency Order Elevated Fire Risk Across Wisconsin

Governor Signs Emergency Order Elevated Fire Risk Across Wisconsin

Wisconsin DNR fire crews fighting a wildfire in Menomonee Falls Friday

MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  April 5, 2021  (LSN)  Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #110 declaring a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin.

Today, all of Wisconsin is at very high fire danger. The combination of dry vegetation, unseasonably warm temperatures, low relative humidity and increasing south or southeast winds will lead to continued elevated fire weather conditions. 

The Executive Order will allow wildfire suppression support from the Wisconsin National Guard and assist with rapidly mobilizing the Guard’s Black Hawk helicopters to the areas of the state in most need of aerial fire suppression resources during the spring fire season which generally lasts through May. Executive Order #110 also directs all Wisconsin state agencies to assist as appropriate in wildfire prevention, response and recovery efforts. 

Due to the elevated fire risk across the state, burning remains suspended with DNR-issued annual burning permits for debris piles, barrels and grass or wooded areas across the DNR Protection Area. If you are outside the DNR Protection Area, please check with your local authorities for any burning restrictions.

There have already been more than 320 wildfires reported in Wisconsin so far this year, burning over 1,400 acres. Fire officials anticipate a slightly longer than average fire season due to early snow melting around the state.

Any fire could quickly start and spread in these conditions. To help us keep Wisconsinites safe, the DNR is asking you to avoid all outdoor burning including limiting the use of campfires and making sure to extinguish and dispose of cigarettes properly.

Outdoor enthusiasts should also use caution with off-road vehicles or equipment that can create a spark and start a fire. Keep in mind that weather conditions can change frequently and quickly become dangerous. 

Report fires early by calling 911 immediately. Regularly check current fire conditions online here.

A copy of the Executive Order is available by clicking here.


DNR Protection Areas Map

The DNR Protection Area includes Adams County, Ashland County, Barron County*, Bayfield County, Burnett County, Chippewa County *, Clark County *, Columbia County, Crawford County, Dane County *, Douglas County, Eau Claire County *, Florence County, Forest County, Grant County *, Green Lake County, Iowa County *, Iron County, Jackson County *, Juneau County, Langlade County, Lincoln County, Marathon County *, Marinette County, Marquette County, Menominee County, Monroe County *, Oconto County *, Oneida County, Polk County *, Portage County, Price County, Richland County, Rusk County, Sauk County, Sawyer County, Shawano County *, Taylor County, Vilas County, Washburn County, Waupaca County *, Waushara County and Wood County*.

Wisconsin DNR fire crews fighting a wildfire in Menomonee Falls that burned nearly 450 acres of marshland on Friday, and has since been contained. Wisconsin is at very high fire danger today. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR

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  • Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail Passes
    Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail Passes

    Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail Passes

    NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~April 26, 2021   (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public that off-highway motorcycle trail passes are now available for non-residents to purchase.

    Until now, non-residents needed to register their off-highway motorcycle (OHM) in Wisconsin to operate on trails or other publicly established corridors.

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    Superior program, Project SEARCH

    SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN   ~~~~~~~   May 11, 2021  (LSN)  The first group of student interns in the new Superior program, Project SEARCH, will be graduating Friday, June 4th and setting forth into the work world. We will have a short ceremony to recognize all the hard work and achievements the interns have put in this year, as well as recognition for the businesses of Superior who partnered with us. After the ceremony, a lunch will be provided for family, friends, and partners to enjoy the last day of the program, until next year.

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    Very High Fire Danger Across Wisconsin

    Very High Fire Danger Across Wisconsin

    MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~~  May 14, 2021  (LSN)  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to stay vigilant and avoid burning because of very high fire danger across Wisconsin, particularly in the northern two-thirds of the state.

    The increased fire danger is due to the low relative humidities expected across the state, with the lowest values expected across northern Wisconsin. Temperatures will be warm and the air over Wisconsin will be dry, which are weather conditions that aid in the spread of fires.

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    Find Your Adventure During Free Fun Weekend June 5-6

    Find Your Adventure During Free Fun Weekend June 5-6

    MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~   May 14, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting the 9th annual Free Fun Weekend June 5-6. Park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes will be waived for Wisconsinites to find their adventure outdoors.

    Wisconsin is home to 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, roughly 15,000 lakes and so much more. Before heading to a state park, trail or waterbody near you, here are some helpful things to know:

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    Find Your Adventure During Free Fun Weekend June 5-6

    MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~   May 14, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting the 9th annual Free Fun Weekend June 5-6. Park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes will be waived for Wisconsinites to find their adventure outdoors.

    Wisconsin is home to 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, roughly 15,000 lakes and so much more. Before heading to a state park, trail or waterbody near you, here are some helpful things to know:

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Find Your Adventure During Free Fun Weekend June 5-6

No Park Stickers, Fishing Licenses Or Trail Passes Required

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~   May 14, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting the 9th annual Free Fun Weekend June 5-6. Park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes will be waived for Wisconsinites to find their adventure outdoors.

Wisconsin is home to 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, roughly 15,000 lakes and so much more. Before heading to a state park, trail or waterbody near you, here are some helpful things to know:

#LSN_Ourdoors  #LSN_WiscNews 

Very High Fire Danger Across Wisconsin

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~~  May 14, 2021  (LSN)  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to stay vigilant and avoid burning because of very high fire danger across Wisconsin, particularly in the northern two-thirds of the state.

The increased fire danger is due to the low relative humidities expected across the state, with the lowest values expected across northern Wisconsin. Temperatures will be warm and the air over Wisconsin will be dry, which are weather conditions that aid in the spread of fires.

#LSN_Fire #LSN_WiscNews #LSN_Outdoors

BOOMER’S DRIVE-IN THEATRE RETURNING THIS SUMMER

Outdoor movies on the Murillo Fairground

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~  May 13, 2021 (LSN)  Grand Slam Sports & Entertainment is thrilled to announce that outdoor movies will return this summer with Boomer’s Drive-In on the Murillo Fairgrounds.  The opening date is still to be determined pending the provincial restrictions that currently remain in place.   

#LSN_Arts 

Superior program, Project SEARCH

graduating Friday, June 4th

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SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN   ~~~~~~~   May 11, 2021  (LSN)  The first group of student interns in the new Superior program, Project SEARCH, will be graduating Friday, June 4th and setting forth into the work world. We will have a short ceremony to recognize all the hard work and achievements the interns have put in this year, as well as recognition for the businesses of Superior who partnered with us. After the ceremony, a lunch will be provided for family, friends, and partners to enjoy the last day of the program, until next year.

#LSN_WiscNews

Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail Passes

For Non-Residents Wisconsin DNR

Robert McKenzie 0 963 Article rating: No rating

NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~April 26, 2021   (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public that off-highway motorcycle trail passes are now available for non-residents to purchase.

Until now, non-residents needed to register their off-highway motorcycle (OHM) in Wisconsin to operate on trails or other publicly established corridors.

#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_WiscNews #LSN_CircleTour 

Get Ready To Fish!

May 1 marks opening day in Wisconsin

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~  April 23, 2021  (LSN)  May 1 marks opening day for many Wisconsin fishing seasons!

Our state's unique mix of lakes, streams and rivers combined with easy fishing access and the potential for large fish make it one of the top fishing destinations in the nation.

Share the water, take someone fishing and make memories one fish at a time. 

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_WiscNews

Wisconsin State Park System Updates

49 state parks, more than 500 boat launches, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, over 5,000 campsites

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Northern Wisconsin  ~~~~~~  April 16, 2021  (LSN)   With 49 state parks, more than 500 boat launches, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, over 5,000 campsites and much more – your springtime adventure awaits.

As we usher in a new season, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has several operations updates on State Parks and other DNR-managed lands outlined below.

#LSN_CircleTour #LSN_WisNews  #LSN_Outdoors 

Chippewa County Health Department vaccinating crew members on the Great Lakes’ area ships

Lake Carriers’ Association and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  April 9, 2021  (LSN)  This past week Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) was approached by the Lake Carriers’ Association and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to collaborate on vaccinating crew members on the Great Lakes’ area ships. Since that proposal which was presented on Monday, CCHD staff will have vaccinated approximately 50 crew members on five ships with additional crew members to be vaccinated next week. The crews are receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccine and second dose Moderna vaccine.

#LSN_Health  #LSN_Shipping  #LSN_MiNews

War Memorial Hospital Installs Stop the Bleed Kits

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~   April 7, 2021  (LSN)  The War Memorial has installed bleeding control kits throughout the hospital and at offsite clinic locations. Each kit contains resources to stop or control bleeding such as tourniquets, trauma bandages, gauze, shears, an emergency blanket, and personal protective equipment.

#LSN_MiNews #LSN_Health 

 

COVID-19 V SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 Identified in Chippewa County

14- day quarantine versus the 10-day quarantine.

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~  April 6, 2021 (LSN)   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) that the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories identified the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 in two Chippewa County residents.

#LSN_MINews  #LSN_Health

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