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Manure to Blame in Kewaunee County for Making Residents Sick

One of Wisconsin’s top dairy-producing counties has a manure problem. A new study by a US Department of Agriculture researcher indicates cow manure is making people sick in Kewaunee County. There are roughly 50,000 dairy cows in Kewaunee County, outnumbering people nearly five-to-one. The region’s fractured bedrock means even deep...
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State patrol fills in gap for department

With only two deputies on duty most of the time, Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski is happy they are able to lean on the Wisconsin State Patrol for assistance. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is much like other local law enforcement and emergency agencies that need to rely on others for mutual aid requests. State Trooper Logan Christel has been assigned to Kewaunee County since 2018, focusing primarily on traffic-related issues. Joski says Christel’s role is important in a time where the concern for municipal budgets and the demand for their services are increasing.
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Kewaunee County Has A Manure Problem

KEWAUNEE CO, WI (WRN) – One of Wisconsin’s top dairy-producing counties has a manure problem. A newly-published study by a U-S Agriculture Department researcher indicates cow manure is making people sick in Kewaunee County. There are roughly 50-thousand dairy cows in Kewaunee County, outnumbering people nearly 5-to-1. The region’s fractured...
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Wisconsin Weekly: Manure at center of Kewaunee County drinking water problems

Tainted water woes; affordable homes scarce; Wisconsin stalls on new youth prisons; 100s complain about COVID-19 exposure at work; ‘defund the police’ debated. Of note: The evidence continues to mount that dairy farms are to blame for tainted drinking water in Kewaunee County. Wisconsin Watch’s Coburn Dukehart reports on two new federal studies released this week that point to cows — and how their manure is handled — as prime causes of acute gastrointestinal illness in the county. In the past, some of the illness and tainted drinking water have been blamed on septic systems. But the two studies say most of the contamination and illness is tied to the waste generated by the dairy industry in Kewaunee County, where cows outnumber people 5 to 1. The findings raise questions about the effectiveness of manure spreading regulations enacted in 2018.
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State Debate: Cow manure in Kewaunee County drinking water nothing new, says James Rowen

Political Environment blogger James Rowen cites a new federal study that reports that cow manure in rural Kewaunee County drinking water poses a threat to human health. The study says that cow feces is causing gastrointestinal problems among those with private drinking wells. Rowen points out this is yet another report that links CAFO runoff and polluted wells to which the GOP leadership turns a blind eye.
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Kewaunee County Hosts Back-To-School Program

The Kewaunee County Public Health Department has opened registration for its Back-to-School Program, which helps to provide some of the required school supplies for approximately 300 children of families in need each year. Families with students attending public or parochial schools, or those who are homeschooled, may pick up a...
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New Hire Puts Gibraltar Administrative Team in Place. Fish Creek – Gibraltar school officials took quick action this month to replace the principals who resigned or took jobs elsewhere earlier this spring. One week after promoting Lisa Wing to interim elementary principal and director of learning, the school board approved...
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Free well testing aids study

The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department is doing a five-year checkup on the area following a water quality study performed by United States Department of Agriculture microbiologist Dr. Mark Borchardt. Thanks to a Wisconsin Coastal Management Grant and a donation from Peninsula Pride Farms, the county is testing 300 homes for free in July to test the quality of their well water for bacteria and other sources of contamination. The hope is the test results will also give county officials a chance to see if new NR-151 rules impacting manure spreading and other risk mitigation strategies have been working. The NR-151 rules were recently changed to include areas like Kewaunee and Door counties that have thin soils above fractured bedrock due to the Niagara Escarpment. County conservationist and department director Davina Bonness says a lot has changed in the area since Borchardt first presented his data to the public back in 2017.
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NOAA to designate marine sanctuary from Kewaunee to Ozaukee counties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Federal officials plan to designate a huge swath of Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan coastline as a National Marine Sanctuary to protect historic shipwrecks in the area. Gov. Tony Evers’ office announced Tuesday that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will publish regulations designating 962 square miles from...
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NOAA to designate Wisconsin coastline as national sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will publish regulations designating 962 square miles from Kewaunee County south to Ozaukee County as a sanctuary, Evers' office said. The designation will protect 36 shipwrecks, 21 of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Evers' office says research suggests the area...
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Study questions manure regulations

A federal study published by a group of researchers on Wednesday challenges farmers with not following the proper precautions when it comes to spreading manure in Kewaunee County. The report and an accompanying story from Wisconsin Watch is based on research done by the United States Department of Agriculture approximately...