Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
79°F
Dew Point
51°F
Humidity
38%
Wind
SSE at 6 mph
Barometer
30.05 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:36 a.m.
Sunset
08:30 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will remain steady at 74 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 3 and 8 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
75°F / 54°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
81°F / 58°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
86°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
76°F / 50°F
Light Rain
Monday
71°F / 50°F
Sunny
Tuesday
76°F / 52°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
79°F / 57°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 75 to a low of 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 8 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 73 to 58 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 57 to 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 81 to a low of 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 20 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. 0.25 inches of rain are expected.

Indiana mint farms could

face new environmental rules

Sept. 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Indiana's mint farms could face new environmental rules following a dog's death in scalding water allegedly discharged by one farm.

The Times of Munster reports state officials began reviewing the water and air output of Indiana's 16 mint farms after the dog died last summer in water allegedly discharged by a Starke County farm. The farm was subsequently fined $40,040.

Mint farmers use boiling water to extract mint oil that's used in products such as toothpaste and chewing gum.

Republican state Rep. Tom Dermody of LaPorte says greater state regulation of mint farms may help them avoid tougher federal rules. But peppermint farmers from LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski counties told a legislative panel last week they want to be left alone.

The panel's recommendations are expected in October.

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