The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports another top official is leaving to join the Trump administration. Deputy D-N-R Secretary Kurt Thiede will become chief of staff at the E-P-A Region Five office in Chicago. He will be re-joining his former boss, Cathy Stepp. She was Wisconsin D-N-R secretary from 2011 to 2017 before taking the position as a deputy administrator in a regional office near Kansas City. She was named Region Five administrator in December. Thiede had been with the state agency for 19 years. He will be replaced by Ed Eberle.