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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Monday, March 14

Bill Barlow's Budget, now the Douglas Budget, reported on March 13, 1901, that the state board of reforms and charities received a proposition from Nebraska officials. They were offering to rent the penitentiary at Rawlins until the Nebraska pen, which was recently burned, was replaced. The proposition was refused.

The Lusk Herald on March 16, 1920, ran a story that a petition was being circulated asking officials that all businesses in Lusk be closed on Sundays. The Herald wrote the basis for the petition was an old, unpopular law that wasn't normally enforced. The law had been tried several years before and enforcement had been discarded quickly.

The Northern Wyoming Herald in Cody reported in 1923 that the weather bureau in Cheyenne was looking for people to report on the quality of their services every month. Weather reports by the US Bureau for the state had just started airing on the radio over Casper, Cheyenne, and Rock Springs stations.

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, on March 12, 1965, the state's minimum wage was set at $1 per hour.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.