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City joins 20+ Wisconsin municipalities in PFAS water contamination lawsuit

RACINE — The city has joined more than 20 other Wisconsin municipalities in national litigation over PFAS water contamination. Chemical companies like 3M, DuPont, Chemours and Corteva have begun settling billion-dollar lawsuits with municipalities over contaminated drinking water. The Common Council voted in the affirmative Tuesday on a retainer agreement with Napoli Shkolnik to represent […]

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Port-of-call #98; Golden Rule Peace Boat docks in Racine

RACINE — Nearing the end of a 10,000-mile, 15-month journey, the volunteer crew of the Golden Rule Peace Boat arrived at Racine’s Reefpoint Marina on Tuesday afternoon. The 30-foot, two-masted wooden sailboat is a project of Veterans for Peace that visits communities to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons. The Golden Rule […]

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DNR: Avoid all outdoor burning this Labor Day weekend

SOUTHERN, CENTRAL Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to stay vigilant and avoid all outdoor burning this Labor Day weekend. The request comes due to elevated fire danger across southern and central Wisconsin. This includes campfires. Spike in wildfires Fireworks are a must-have for many at various celebrations. […]

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City to repair Lake Michigan Pathway erosion

RACINE — City officials are taking steps to repair erosion along a stretch of the Lake Michigan Pathway that reopened earlier this summer after extensive reconstruction work. Rainwater runoff from storms has washed away a soil and sand berm between the Lake Michigan Pathway and a portion of Zoo Beach. The Racine Department of Parks, […]

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Johnson Outdoors employees pick up 8k pieces of trash in Clean Earth Challenge

RACINE — Employees of Johnson Outdoors, 555 Main St., recently picked up more than 8,000 pieces of trash as part of the Clean Earth Challenge (CEC), a national volunteer trash cleanup effort. The volunteer team outside Johnson Outdoors corporate headquarters, 555 Main St. The group picked up 8,000 items of trash in about an hour […]

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North, Zoo Beaches closed due to high waves and strong currents on Aug. 22

RACINE — North and Zoo Beaches are currently closed for Aug. 22. The closure comes from the City of Racine Public Health Department. The closure is due to high waves and strong currents at North and Zoo Beaches. Screenshot of the City of Racine’s Interactive Beach Map – Interactive Beach Map Daily water conditions at […]

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UPDATE Aug. 17: Canadian Wildfire 2023 Impact

UPDATED: Wildfire map, information The wildfires have consumed over 33.8 million acres of Canada’s landscape with 1,053 fires that continue to burn, causing severe air quality issues for much of the United States. According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, the fires began in April this year. Air Quality Index The Wisconsin DNR provides […]

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The Golden Rule Peace Boat headed to Racine Sept. 5-6

RACINE — The Golden Rule Peace Boat, a 30-foot sailboat with a storied history, is coming to Racine on Sept. 5 and 6. The two-masted wooden ketch, a project of Veterans for Peace, is on a 15-month voyage to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation. The boat’s Milwaukee stop is set […]

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