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Algae in lakes near Menomonie causes health concerns

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Folks in western Wisconsin have health concerns, as two lakes near Menomonie have their worst blue-green algae in years.

The state's health agency says people have mostly complained about sore throats and watery eyes from the stench on lakes Tainter and Menomin.

Carol Hake, who has lived on Lake Menomin for 46 years, says the odor is bad that she has to keep her windows closed.

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