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NRB Approves Deer Seasons: Northwoods Mostly Bucks Only

More deer will be open to hunters in northern Wisconsin this fall, under a plan approved unanimously Wednesday by the state Natural Resources Board, but the majority of bucks only counties are in the Northwoods. Ten counties will be off limits to female antlerless deer, down from 19 last fall. The so-called "buck only" zones were established in places where there were not enough females to maintain adequate deer herds. The D-N-R's Bob Nack says the herd in the north is now growing after rough...
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Lincoln County District Attorney Don Dunphy has indicated he is not seeking another term.

Documents filed with the Government Accountability Board indicate he is not running.

No one else has filed for the position, with a closing dte of June 1.

Vilas County District Attorney Al Moustakis also indicated he is not seeking reelection.

LUHS Board Approves $14.6 Million Bonds For Projects

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The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education has approved an initial resolution authorizing $14.66 million in general obligation bonds to finance 20 major infrastructure projects at the high school.

Director of Business Services Greg Kopp explains the reasons for the project:

NRB Approves Deer Seasons: Northwoods Mostly Bucks Only

7 hours ago
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More deer will be open to hunters in northern Wisconsin this fall, under a plan approved unanimously Wednesday by the state Natural Resources Board, but the majority of bucks only counties are in the Northwoods. Ten counties will be off limits to female antlerless deer, down from 19 last fall. The so-called "buck only" zones were established in places where there were not enough females to maintain adequate deer herds.

The D-N-R's Bob Nack says the herd in the north is now growing after rough winters reduced their numbers in recent years.

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Homes are selling and prices are rising.

That summary from the April Wisconsin Realtors Association report of home sales and prices from April. Statewide, home sales rose 8.8 percent in April 2016 compared to that same month a year ago., making this April the strongest April sales volume since 2005. This sales pace helped push statewide median prices to $161,000, which is 4.9 percent higher than April 2015.

Economist David Clark of the Realtors Association says the growth continues after a tough period during the Great Recession...

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Incumbent 34th Assembly District Republican Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander has announced he will seek a third, two-year term.

Swearingen was first elected in 2012. He says supporters encouraged him to run again....

".....I've had a lot of encouragement from family, friends, people across the Northwoods that want me to run again. I think we've done some good work in the last 4 years. I'm looking forward to continue the path we've started down..."

New Minocqua Winter Park Chalet Would Triple In Size

May 24, 2016
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Supporters of Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center in Minocqua are hoping a couple of major donors and community support -- along with town board approval -- will spearhead a fundraising effort to replace the aging chalet.

Eagle Camp To Begin In Northland Pines Schools

May 24, 2016
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It used to be called summer school but Northland Pines school board viewed “Eagle Camp” as a more friendly environment for learning for 4K - 5th grade students in the three district elementary schools.

Eagle Camp will run for three weeks starting July 25 from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. The district qualifies for free meals and there will be free breakfast and lunch at all three elementary schools plus a snack for all students.

Baldwin's Bill To Reform VA Practices Moves Forward

May 24, 2016
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Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her fight against former staff members of the Tomah Veterans Affairs clinic with new legislation that has passed the U.S. Senate.

The reform is an amendment to the Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services (ACCESS) Act that passed with a larger package of VA funding on Friday. It would prohibit doctors who have been suspended or fired from the Department of Veterans Affairs from working with veterans through any VA community care program.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor announced salaried workers earning about $47,000 per year will be eligible for overtime pay beginning December 1. The prior level was roughly have that figure. Reaction was quick and negative from business groups and some politicians. But Dr. Robert Kraig is Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin and says contrary to what business and politicians are saying, these are productive workers not being paid for work they're doing...

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A state workforce official says bridging the gap between student training and employer needs will play an increasingly large role in future job training.

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