Monday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Monday, May 21, 2012 --- 6:15 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The number of environmental inspections conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources declined sharply in Republican Scott Walker's first year as governor. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported yesterday that the decreases were seen in most categories affecting air and water quality. Of the biggest drops: Inspections of large farms were down 46 percent, and private well inspections were down 36 percent in 2011.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin marathon has been halted due to heat. Green Bay police say the race was stopped about 9:30 a.m. yesterday. Lieutenant David Paral says there were cases of heat-related sickness, but he doesn't have information yet on how many. The National Weather Service had forecast a daytime high temperature of 82 degrees on Sunday.

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- A rural Lodi woman has been crowned the next Alice in Dairyland. Twenty-five-year-old Rochelle Ripp was awarded the title on Saturday night. She will spend the next year promoting the state's agriculture industry. Ripp is a 2009 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville and has an agribusiness degree in communications.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly has formed a committee to select the next UW-Eau Claire chancellor. Reilly has appointed 21 people to the panel, including 11 UW-Eau Claire faculty members and two students. The committee is expected to meet for the first time after the fall semester begins.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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