MILWAUKEE (AP) - The drought in southern Wisconsin has been officially declared severe with little rain in sight.
Thursday's new map from the U.S. Drought Monitor rates the southern third of Wisconsin - which had been in a moderate drought - as severe drought, including Milwaukee and Madison. Other parts of Wisconsin are in a moderate drought or abnormally dry.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the drought could spell the end for some farmers who already are struggling - especially dairy farmers still trying to recover from low milk prices in 2009 who now face the prospect of buying expensive hay to feed cows this winter.
Experts from UW Extension are posting advice daily at a special website set up for the drought of 2012. Questions are pouring in to extension agents.
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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.
Appleton police executed a search warrant Thursday in connection with a fatal nightclub shooting.
Capital Credit Union is offering to match donations made to Salvation Army red kettles in the Fox Valley on Friday.
With just two weeks until Christmas, the Postal Service says it's heading into its busiest times. But are folks still sending letters of holiday cheer?