Proponents of a controversial off-road park in Forest County have unveiled the details of their proposal.
A planning committee has selected a location north of Laona, near the intersections of county highways G and O. It includes a stretch of the Peshtigo River.
The group Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated wants Forest County to purchase the 10-thousand acre site over a series of several years and phases. The land is currently held by private companies Crandon Timber and Plum Creek.
While the jobless numbers are trending down across the U.S., those numbers remain above the national average in most of the Northwoods.
Last week the state released unemployment numbers for local communities. Iron county has the state's second highest rate, trailing only Menominee county, at 13.3 percent. Vilas county is third highest at 11.3. Forest county is 7th highest at 9.3 percent, followed by Oneida county's 8.9 percent. Langlade county has fallen to 8.1 percent and Lincoln county is at 7.7 percent.
16 members of Leadership Oneida County graduated Thursday from this year's program.
Recognizing a need to develop local leaders, a professional group started the first class in 2009. The candidates spend 9 months learning what Oneida county has to offer in terms of services, industry and business, human care, media and other topics.
Oneida County UW-Extension leader Erica Brewster says this year's graduates were younger than prior candidates...
A local agency is looking to speak to Northwoods young people who are out of the workforce and looking for a career.
Serena Adler is Workforce Investment Act Youth Team Leader for Forward Service Corporation. They help young people ages 14 to 21 find work. But she says they're having a hard time locating certain young job seekers....