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Compromise in works on frac-sand proposal; P&P officer accused of lobster theft, more state news

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MADISON -- Wisconsin communities could keep more control over their frac-sand mines, under a compromise that's being worked on at the State Capitol.

Senate Republican Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst rankled local leaders in October, when he proposed the state take away the towns' police powers to regulate silica-sand operations.

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