Letter to the Editor: New DNR Must Stop Coal Pollution in Lake Michigan

Until 2010 our Department of Natural Resources was one of Wisconsin’s hallmark achievements, protecting the environment and the lives depending on it. Indeed, it was Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator, who championed environmental stewardship and whose efforts provided the impetus for Earth Day. With a new administration, Wisconsin has an opportunity to restore this tradition. […]

UPDATE: Boy Drowns In Lake Michigan

UPDATE 4 p.m.: The Racine County Sheriff’s Department identified Amari Donell Griffin-Brewer as the boy who drowned in Lake Michigan. ORIGINAL STORY: A 16-year-old Racine boy drowned in Lake Michigan Sunday night while he was swimming with friends. The name of the boy has not been released at this time until his family can be […]

Boy Hospitalized After Falling Into Lake Michigan

A boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he fell off the rocks and into Lake Michigan. After falling, the child was under water. Officers with the Racine Police Department tried to rescue the boy, but were unable to do so. Rescue personnel with the Racine Fire Department then pulled the boy to safety. He […]

Submerged Mini-Van Had Been There For A While

A mini-van covered in algae was found submerged in Lake Michigan after a fisherman found at about 3:30 p.m. near the end of Reichert Court, according to Patrick Flynn, a witness. No one was found inside the mini-van, but officers with the Racine Police Department told Flynn it likely had been submerged for months. A window […]

WATERshed Program Looking For Volunteers

The WATERshed program, which teaches Racine Unified students about their local water resources, is looking for volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year. A program that teaches about water quality issues the Root River and Lake Michigan have had, the WATERshed Experience is a collaboration between the Racine Unified School District, River Bend Nature Center, City of […]