MADISON (AP) - The Natural Resources Board has refused to give state officials permission to draft emergency restrictions on training dogs on wolves.
The board voted 6-1 in Eau Claire Wednesday to deny the Department of Natural Resources' request to begin work.
The move comes after a coalition of humane societies filed a lawsuit alleging the DNR's current wolf hunt rules don't include any restrictions on dogs, setting the stage for wolf-dog fights.
A judge in August barred using dogs while he weighs the case. The DNR hoped adopting emergency dog restrictions would convince him to lift the prohibition in time for this fall's wolf season.
The board did give the agency permission to draft permanent rules that include training restrictions, but those regulations wouldn't go into effect until next year.
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After almost 80 years, a piece of naval history is on its way home. A model of the Japanese luxury liner Hikawa Maru is being packed up in Manitowoc and returned to Japan.
Visitors to Green Bay's Neville Public Museum will soon see hours slashed. The county-owned attraction is cutting access starting the first of the year.
An 11-foot-long model of the Japanese passenger liner Hikawa Maru is being sent back to Japan after 34 years at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.