No one needs to tell those of us in the Northland that the thermometer hasn't reached (much) above zero in the last two weeks or so.  Those sub-zero temps are being cited as one of the causes of a propane shortage in Wisconsin, resulting in Governor Scott Walker issuing a state of emergency declaration.  The executive order will be in effect for the next 30 days - until January 28.

The action is aimed at making it easier for propane to be shipped and for customers to obtain it by easing certain regulations.