Badger State Winter Games Go On As Scheduled

A mild winter has given enough snow and cold to let the Badger State Winter Games go on as scheduled.

The nation's largest Olympic style winter sports festival opens Friday with ceremonies in Wausau.

About 44-hundred competitors pre-registered for the games.

The games run through Sunday and feature competition for all ages in 13 events.

As the games go on this weekend temperature could be ten below zero early Saturday, with wind chills to 20 below.