Supervisors in the Wisconsin towns of Sherman and Holland unanimously voted that EEW Services' wind power proposal was incomplete because it fell short of meeting local and state requirements. EEW could resubmit an amended plan or file an appeal with the state Public Service Commission if it believes that the towns overstepped their authority in rejecting the application.
The decommissioning of Dominion Resources' Kewaunee nuclear plant in Wisconsin will take time even though the facility has already been shut down, the company said. The site will be available for redevelopment only after the decommissioning is finalized, Dominion said in response to queries from Kewaunee County economic developers. About seven years will also be needed before the nuclear fuel rods at the plant's cooling pool are transferred to dry containers.
Senators debated immigration reform proposals regarding border security Thursday, with several Republicans advocating for a requirement that border control be established for six months before granting citizenship to undocumented immigrants and Democrats arguing the bill provides significant security measures without delaying citizenship or green card requests.
High Street Salon Spa and Travel overcame the death of its owner and a devastating fire to rebuild and grow, earning the central Wisconsin firm recognition this year as Small Business of the Year from the regional chamber of commerce. "The last six years have been a trial, but we think we have weathered the storm and are happy with the success of our business," said owner Diane Meissner. "Our salon and travel business continues to grow."
Small-engine repair shops in Wisconsin and North Dakota report business is busy as customers look to resume mowing. "Right now we've probably got about 100 pieces of equipment that need to be serviced, and they're coming in every day," said Craig Andersen from Paulson Hardware in Green Bay, Wis.