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Tourism Continues To Grow In Wisconsin

Better economic conditions and stepped up marketing has led to a nearly 5 percent increase in tourist spending in Wisconsin last year. State Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says Northwoods counties saw more than a 4 percent increase in spending. In Oneida county alone, total tourism sales topped $215 million dollars. Klett says lower gas prices meant visitors had more money to spend... "....when people are spending less on gas, it allows them to use it for other things, like...
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Minocqua Board Gets Pavilion Rental Request

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Park Falls resident Sue Perron would like to rent the lower half of the Torpy Park pavilion in downtown Minocqua for a small lakeside café, but getting town board approval may not be easy.

Two of the five-member board said Tuesday that allowing a private party to rent town owned property to compete against established eateries that pay property taxes and have substantial investments in buildings and employees would not be fair to them.

Nonetheless, the board will allow Perron to inspect the kitchen to see if electrical and plumbing services are adequate.

Veterans Cautioned To Get Authorization For Veterans Choice

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Ministry Health Care, part of the nationwide Ascension health provider network, announced last month that it is now part of the Veterans’ Choice Program where eligible veterans can obtain care from providers that are not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.

See Aaron Lewis For Who He is

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  Angry, violent and dangerous--- those are some of the adjectives commonly used to describe a veteran, and that’s also how UW- Stevens Point Sophomore Aaron Lewis attributed himself. He is among 20 student-veterans at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point whose essays are published in a book titled, “See Me for Who I Am.” Lewis talked with WXPR’s Miranda Vander Leest about his journey from veteran to author. 

Dept. of Tourism

Better economic conditions and stepped up marketing has led to a nearly 5 percent increase in tourist spending in Wisconsin last year.

State Department of  Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says Northwoods counties saw more than a 4 percent increase in spending. In Oneida county alone, total tourism sales topped $215 million dollars. Klett says lower gas prices meant visitors had more money to spend...

New Education Foundation To Support LUHS District

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A community group is looking to create an independent charitable foundation to channel monetary and other donations to the Lakeland Union High School District to support both education and projects.

Mike Handrick, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, explained the structure and goals of the proposed Lakeland Union High School District Foundation, Inc. to the school board. The board directed Administrator/Principal Jim Bouché to work with Handrick’s group on the memorandum of understanding (MOU) needed to formalize the relationship.

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A sure sign of spring finds facilities on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest opening for the warm-weather months. Most Trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and boat launches are open for the summer recreation season.

Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin says the weather this spring has enabled the ATV trails to also be open with just one exception...

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The private fleet of boats hits the water this weekend with the opening of Wisconsin's inland fishing season. Also out will be volunteers who will help boaters make sure they don't spread aquatic invasive species to otherwise clean waters.

Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She says they work at boat landings to talk to boaters about not spreading the problem...

:....we're out talking to boaters trying to be pro-active. Once invasive species enter a lake it's virtually impossible to eradicate them...."

Administrators in the Merrill school district have quit under pressure. Superintendent Wally Leipart and his top assistant Michelle Jahnke quit after being put on leave two weeks ago for undisclosed reasons.

The school board will act Tuesday on those resignations, and the board's president says it investigated allegations but never found whether they were true because the pair "chose to resign."

State of Wisconsin

An official says the recent development of Fab Labs in northern Wisconsin shows progress made under the state's Fast Forward program.

Department of Workforce Development Assistant Deputy Secretary David Anderson was in Rhinelander last week and heard a presentation by students and administrators from the Three Lakes schools Fab Lab. The lab is a technology-based manufacturing process.  Three Lakes was the first K-12 school in the state to have a Fab Lab, but others are coming on line.

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The public is invited to a forum on broadband expansion in the Northwoods, presented by Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation.

Executive Director Angie Schreiber says the regional forum is designed to give the public the latest information....

"....we're going to have all our major(broadband)providers and it's going to be held in a panelist forum. Each provider is going to have a few minutes to talk about their individual companies and their build-out plans ...and then we're going to open it up to the floor...."

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