After paying Oak Creek hundreds of thousands of dollars during the past four years for fire protection that it claims it doesn’t need, the city of Franklin found a way to curb its expenses.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Damage estimates from the past week’s floods are climbing. State emergency management officials said Thursday that 418 homes and 62 businesses have sustained damage, up from 372 homes and 57 businesses on Wednesday. The floods have caused at least $9.1 million in damage to public infrastructure around the state, up from [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin River is dropping, promising relief for the state’s flood-weary south-central section. The river started overflowing its banks on Saturday after heavy rains to the north flowed downstream. The river poured around a levee and flooded low-lying areas in the town of Caledonia, just outside Portage. Dozens evacuated the area. [...]
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Floodwaters from the burgeoning Wisconsin River turned a rural neighborhood into a virtual island Monday, cutting off dozens of homes from the outside world. The river was seeping through and surging around a levee protecting the Blackhawk Park neighborhood in the town of Caledonia just [...]