Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
79°F
Dew Point
65°F
Humidity
62%
Wind
N at 5 mph
Barometer
29.87 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:06 a.m.
Sunset
07:53 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 79 to 64 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
79°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
82°F / 63°F
Light Rain
Friday
83°F / 67°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
74°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Sunday
77°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Monday
85°F / 67°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
83°F / 67°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 63 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 63 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 11 miles per hour from the east. 0.85 inches of rain are expected.

Michigan farm will fight

lawsuit over pay, housing

Aug. 29, 2013 | 0 comments

The federal government is accusing a northern Michigan farm of failing to pay minimum wage to workers who picked asparagus, strawberries and cucumbers last year.

The Labor Department says Grossnickle Farms in Manistee County classified the workers as independent contractors and paid them on a piece rate, which added up to less than minimum wage. The government filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court.

The farm also is accused of providing poor housing for migrant workers, partly by failing to provide adequate hot water and clean bathrooms. Grossnickle Farms is in Kaleva, 130 miles north of Grand Rapids.

The farm's operators dispute the allegations and say they'll fight the lawsuit.

Corinne Grossnickle says any housing violations have been corrected. She says a $4,000 hot water heater was installed.

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