Local News Briefs Monday 9/1-14

Obama To Visit Wisconsin


President Barack Obama will
be in Wisconsin
today to celebrate Labor Day.   Obama is
scheduled to speak at 1:55pm at Labor-Fest which takes place on the Summerfest
Grounds in Milwaukee.  You must have a ticket to attend the event.





Governor Scott Walker says a state budget deficit – projected to be 215 million
dollars by mid-2015 – can be addressed 
. The
governor, during a campaign appearance in Madison, said there are “a
number of things” that can be done, and he doesn’t want to dip into the
state’s rainy day fund 

Walker’s opponent, Democrat Mary Burke, said the
news that tax collections fell short of projections by 281 million dollars last
year show that Walker has been “fiscally irresponsible.” 


Labor Day Travel

(WRN) Expect lots of company today, if you’re among the 730-thousand state residents who were expected to be traveling this Labor Day weekend. Most will be heading home before long, says Nick Jarmusz  of Wisconsin Triple-A. Peak travel periods are expected this afternoon and this evening.


Labor Day Parade


Fond du Lac’a annual Labor
Day Parade is set for this morning.   The
parade is scheduled to start at 11am at the intersection of Rees and Main Street and run
north to Lakeside
. The traditional
picnic will be at Oven
starting at Noon.


Office Closings


City and County offices in
the area will be closed for business toady due to the Labor Day Holiday. In Fond du Lac the Public Library and Senior Center
will also be closed and transit buses will not be running. For Fond du Lac that also means trash pickup will
be the following day on Tuesday along with Tuesday’s normal collection.   KFIZ’s business office is also closed