Wisconsin News Briefs

Wisconsin State Patrol to Partner with Wisconsin Motor Carriers

Wisconsin State Patrol officers will keep an eye on motorists from a new vantage point this week, as they team up with semi-truck drivers to keep Wisconsin highways safe.

Officers across the state will join truck drivers in their cabs during the Trooper in a Truck campaign. It’s part of Operation Safe Driver Week, an awareness and enforcement initiative aimed at improving driving behaviors of passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

Troopers will keep an eye out for issues like distracted driving, seat belt violations and following too closely. Once an officer spots a violation from the truck cab, they will radio to patrol cars in the area for appropriate enforcement action.  Luke Turner, 715-845-1143

Since 2017, Wisconsin has averaged about 7,000 crashes involving large trucks every year. 94 people died in those incidents in 2021.

Seltzerland to Deer District July

MILWAUKEE – Cannonball Productions will bring their popular, nationally touring hard seltzer festival, Seltzerland, to Deer District next Saturday, July 16. Seltzerland will turn the Plaza at Fiserv Forum into an outdoor hard seltzer paradise. The event is moving from Lincoln Park Golf Course to Deer District where attendees will be invited to spend the afternoon tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased by visiting www.seltzerland.com.

Seltzerland is in the midst of a national tour that travels to epic outdoor venues, golf courses and stadiums all across the United States. Each event is filled with brands like White Claw, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer, Vizzy, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and BuzzBallz. Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of hard seltzer samplings from the best brands including an exciting new release from White Claw, their newest summer classics, REFRSHR, and the nationally acclaimed Happy Dad.

Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy numerous on-site activities including seltzer pong, lemonade ladder golf, cornhole, a photo opportunity inside the White Claw inflatable bubble booth and seltzer swag to take home. There will also be a DJ and MKE Eats food truck on the plaza.

A portion of proceeds from all Seltzerland events are donated to Forage Forward, a national organization dedicated to supporting local and national non-profit organizations, with a specific focus on social justice, food banks, food sustainability and food education.

When purchasing tickets, attendees will sign up for one of two sessions from 11:30 am – 2 pm or 3:30 pm – 6 pm. VIPs will receive an extra 30 minutes at the start of each session. The VIP session times are 11 am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm. General Admission tickets begin at $39 and VIP tickets start at $59. VIP ticket holders will also receive a full-sized can of hard seltzer, a specialty cocktail and a commemorative tasting cup, and 10% off Seltzerland merchandise.

All attendees will have the chance to vote for their favorite hard seltzers, brand experience and can design and swag. The winners will be announced on Seltzerland’s Instagram.

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.seltzerland.com/.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin to Host Statewide

Day of Action

WISCONSIN The Supreme Court’s decision in conjunction with the acts of the Wisconsin legislature has been detrimental to the freedoms and future of people in Wisconsin today. Personal medical decisions about your sexual and reproductive health should be made by you, and you alone. Wisconsin’s law bans abortion at any stage of pregnancy without exception for rape, incest or the health of the individual.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has already suspended abortion services after June 25 and is refering patients out of state for abortion care as a result of the enforcement of Wisconsin law 940.04.