Heavy rains wreaking havoc on Wisconsin waterways

The DNR says to check your local water conditions before boating or paddling, swimming or any water activity. (National Park Service)MADISON, Wis. — June storms packing heavy downpours have pushed lake and river levels into flood levels, tossed debris into waterways and accelerated currents statewide, prompting Wisconsin DNR officials to remind all water users to think safety by checking local…

St. Croix riverway marks 50 years

In 1968, efforts to protect the St. Croix led to the passage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. A documentary called “The Wild and Scenic St. Croix” is commemorating that action and to reinvigorate the commitment that led to the river’s protected status