local • 3A, 8A
Project to close part of Hwy. 14
Starting in late April 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans a six-month partial closure of a segment of Highway 14. That’s as the DOT reconstructs and upgrades a stretch of Highway 14 from just east of Deerfield Drive to Milton Avenue. The work will turn the north-side business artery from a “rural” highway to an “urban” stretch, including curb and gutter, sidewalks, and a 10-foot-wide “multi-use” trail. The closure, according to a DOT release, will shut down all lanes of traffic on Highway 14 between Pontiac Drive and Milton Avenue.
state • 2A
DNR sets fee costs for parks
The Department of Natural Resources is rolling out plans for a new pricing system for camping and daily admission at state parks that will mean higher rates at the most popular campgrounds and price cuts at parks not as popular. The DNR is raising fees for camping at 38 properties at various times this year and is cutting fees at 36 others. The biggest increases would be $7 per day and the biggest cuts would be $5 per day.
Inquiries grow more partisan
Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt.