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Posted inConstructionLocal news

Lake Michigan Pathway Reopens

Just north of North Beach and east of the Racine Zoo is informally known as “Zoo Beach.” Nearly a year ago, the Lake Michigan Pathway faced closure. This pathway runs alongside Zoo Beach. Due to significant lakefront erosion, the Lake Michigan Pathway was deemed unsafe by the City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.  However, the bike/walking path segment behind the […]

Posted inEnvironmentLocal news

North, Zoo Beaches Declared Unsafe For Swimming Later Today, Tomorrow

RACINE –  Because of expected hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan, North Beach and Zoo Beach here are under a Beach Safety Alert starting at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) and running until 7 a.m. Wednesday. The Racine Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) reported hazardous conditions forecast for both beaches mean that the beaches […]

Posted inBreakingLocal newsPolice and fire

Two girls saved after being pulled out to deeper water by Lake Michigan current

RACINE – The strong currents of Lake Michigan caused a third swimming emergency after two girls were pulled into deeper water at 5:02 p.m. Monday, June 21. One girl received cuts and scratches. Rescue personnel transported a second girl to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee by Flight for Life because she needed medical attention. The officers […]

Posted inEnvironmentLocal news

Ancient human remains found at proposed Kohler golf course site in Wisconsin

By Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch Archeologists have unearthed ancient human remains of Native Americans who lived up to 2,500 years ago during excavations of the Sheboygan County site along Lake Michigan where Kohler Co. wants to build an 18-hole golf course. In a 2019 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management report, a red circle marks […]

Posted inCommunityLetter to the Editor

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. […]