NEENAH - A grocery store chain is being honored in Wisconsin.
Governor Walker declared Friday, "Festival Foods Day."
It's because the De Pere-based company is green with energy.
The chain's newest store in Neenah is the fifth store to include solar lighting.
The store, which is expected to open next week, features solar light pipes on its roof.
That's expected to reduce the store's use of electric lighting during the day.
Because of the energy plan, the chain received an award from Orion Energy Systems.
"We're constantly looking at ways to become more green and join the sustainability movement; and it really helped that Orion Industries was local in Manitowoc where we were building at the time, and we really like to strike up relationships with local business partners," said Marlin Greenfield, Festival Foods chief operating officer.
The other Festival stores with the solar lighting are in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, La Crosse, and Suamico.
Between all the stores, nearly $27,000 has been saved each year by reducing energy.
Firefighters are battling a house fire in Kewaunee County.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.