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The Ladysmith News: State News

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Frost zone map revised

With frozen road period expected to begin soon, WisDOT and trucking industry partners set new boundaries for four of Wisconsin’s five frost zones

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Friday 12/06/2013
Fans and Leo Frigo (I-43) Bridge closure likely to clog local highways
Updated: December 06, 2013 - 11:28 am

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is reminding motorists going to and from Lambeau Field on Sunday, December 8 for the Green Bay Packers/Atlanta Falcons football game will experience heavier than usual traffic due to the closure of the Leo Frigo (I-43) Bridge and construction on US 41 and WIS 29. Be prepared for orange barrels, narrow lanes, soft shoulders and increased volume from the Leo Frigo bridge closure to affect gameday travel.

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Thursday 10/17/2013
Operation Safe Driver strives to prevent large-truck crashes
Updated: October 17, 2013 - 4:18 pm

To prevent traffic crashes involving large trucks, buses and other commercial motor vehicles, Wisconsin State Patrol motor carrier inspectors will participate in Operation Safe Driver from Sunday, October 20 to Saturday, October 26.

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Wind energy projects to benefit Upper Midwest
Posted: October 17, 2013

Cost savings for customers and lower carbon emissions are among the benefits of a proposal approved today by Minnesota regulators to add 750 megawatts of wind power capacity on Xcel Energy’s Upper Midwest grid.

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Monday 10/07/2013
International Walk to School Day is Oct. 9
Posted: October 07, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) encourages students to walk to school on Wednesday, October 9—which has been declared International Walk to School Day.

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Sunday 10/06/2013
Wisconsin’s freight rail system keeps the state’s economy on track
Posted: October 06, 2013

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed October 7 to 13 Wisconsin Freight Rail Week. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) are teaming up to promote, educate and celebrate the freight rail system that contributes to the state’s economy, environment and quality of life.

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Friday 10/04/2013
Packer travel advisory for Sunday
Updated: October 04, 2013 - 9:42 am

Packer travel advisory

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Wednesday 10/02/2013
Members of the Wisconsin State Patrol receive awards for courageous actions and exceptional service
Posted: October 02, 2013

Governor Scott Walker presented special awards to 21 members of the Wisconsin State Patrol for saving lives and other exemplary service on Wednesday, October 2, at the State Capitol in Madison.

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Wisconsin state properties unaffected by federal government shutdown
Posted: October 02, 2013

As fall colors near peak in northern Wisconsin, state officials want the public to know that state park, trail, forest, wildlife and other properties all remain open for public recreation and enjoyment.

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Friday 09/13/2013
Freight rail awards total nearly $11 million
Posted: September 13, 2013

Governor Scott Walker today approved four freight rail improvement projects totaling $10,967,417 in grants and loans. The goal of Wisconsin’s freight railroad assistance program is to increase the use of rail transportation and support economic development and job creation.

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