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Burn ban in effect for Chippewa Fire District

Posted: 10/02/2012 - Effective Tuesday, the Chippewa Fire District is banning burning in the Village of Lake Hallie, Lafayette, Wheaton, Town of Hallie and Howard except for cooking and warming fires.

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Rainfall easing drought in certain corn states

Posted: 09/20/2012 - A weekly tracker of the nation's worst drought in decades says parched conditions continue easing in key Midwest states as farmers step up their corn harvests.

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Two way traffic plan on schedule for Downtown Eau Claire

Updated: 09/18/2012 - Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 20th, traffic will be changed from one-way to two-way on S. Barstow Street and Graham Avenue between Eau Claire Street and Washington Street.

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Pumpkin crop does well despite drought and heat this summer

Updated: 09/12/2012 - This is the season for picking apples and pumpkins in the Chippewa Valley. We know it was a tough year for apples, but what about the pumpkins? You may have thought this year's drought would have meant bad news for area pumpkin patches, but here at Govin’s, they're pretty sure you're going to find the perfect pumpkin.

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Tornado destroys home in Grant County

Updated: 09/05/2012 - he storms produced hail, heavy rains, strong winds ranging from 60-75 mph and a possible tornado in Grant County.

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Report: Corn Belt benefits from recent rains

Posted: 08/30/2012 - The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that the section of the continental U.S. in the worst two categories of drought -- extreme and exceptional -- remained relatively unchanged at 23.2 percent as of the report's Tuesday cutoff.

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Local survivor remembers Hurricane Katrina

Updated: 08/28/2012 - As Hurricane Isaac continues to hit the gulf coast, one local college student remembers the 7 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when his house was destroyed in Mississippi.

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Local apple prices to go up due to expected poor harvest

Updated: 08/20/2012 - We're coming up on that time of year we like to head out to the apple orchards. However, because of several Spring frosts and the drought, expect to pay more for apples and have a harder time picking your own.

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US forecast: Drought leveling off in Midwest

Posted: 08/16/2012 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center Forecasters previously had predicted the drought would linger through October. But the center said Thursday it appears the drought isn't getting worse.

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People continue to suffer from one of the longest allergy seasons

Updated: 08/14/2012 - Many of you have been sniffling and sneezing lately, and the mild winter and unseasonably warm spring temperatures are the reason allergies are hitting us early this year. Doctors are calling it one of the longest allergy season's ever.

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Dry conditions affect insect population

Posted: 08/04/2012 - Dry conditions in southern Wisconsin not only affect crops and home gardens, the drought has an impact on the insect population.

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Dry conditions put farmer in hospital

Updated: 07/26/2012 - Lately the dry conditions have not only been damaging crops but putting the farmers themselves in danger as well.

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