...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8AM CDT MONDAY MORNING...
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an Air
Quality Advisory for PM2.5 which will remain in effect until
08:00 AM CDT tomorrow morning. This advisory affects people
living in the following counties: Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau
Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, and Saint Croix.
Smoke originating from wildfires in Quebec, Canada is currently
impacting PM2.5 concentrations at the surface across much of the
state. The air quality index is expected to range from the
UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS level to the UNHEALTHY level
across the advisory area. In general, the lowest
PM2.5 concentrations are expected to the northwest, while highest
concentrations are expected near north central and northeast
Wisconsin, within and around the Fox River Valley. It is
recommended that people with heart or lung disease, older adults,
and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion, while
everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
For more information on current air quality, please see:
Donald Scott, center, is one of 10 to obtain his HSED this week. With him are Barron County Jail Program Director Amanda Poppe and instructor Mike Larson from Northwood Technical College.
Ten students received their High School Equivalency Diploma on March 29 in a joint effort between the Barron County Jail and Northwood Technical College. The program is on track to doubling last year’s total by the end of the spring semester.
Additionally, the partnership is expanding to include Northwood Tech’s CNC Machining program. This grant-funded opportunity allows students to take the first college course of the program which includes: Print Reading Fundamentals, Interpreting Industrial Prints, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
Post a comment as anonymous
Watch this discussion.
Welcome to the discussion.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.