A program that has graduated people trained to be the next generation of Northwoods has a deadline this week for the next class. Leadership Oneida County began in the fall of 2008 and has kept its format of a nine-month course. It's designed to show participants what the county has as assets and where they could fit in as a leader.
The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce is one of the sponsors. Director Dana DeMet says the idea is to bring out the next generation of leaders...
It’s been a year since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs gave the green light to the Menominee tribe’s proposal for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
But Governor Scott Walker has yet to weigh in on the plan, which needs state approval to move forward. Walker has said he wants all of the state’s eleven tribes to support the project before he says yes.
Home sales fell last month in most of the state but northern Wisconsin bucked the trend.
According to the Wisconsin Realtors’ Association sales in the north were up in July compared to the year before by almost 12 percent. Meanwhile statewide figures show a drop of about two and a half percent.
Marquette University economist Dave Clark says housing market recovery may have taken longer up north because of the influence of the second home market.
Over 300 people had a chance to see inside Printpack’s new facility in Rhinelander. The packaging company held public tours and a grand opening event Monday.
Printpack prints cellophane wrappers for things like candy and granola bars. And its new 200-thousand square foot location in Rhinelander will be churning out more than twice as many wrappers as before.
Plant manager Pat Marquart says the biggest challenge in relocating has been training employees on high-tech equipment that’s brand new to them.
Voters in Forest county might see a referendum this fall whether to allow the county to work on the development of a large offroad park. The county Forestry committee Tuesday passed a resolution unanimously. Forest Administator David Ziolkowski says the committee discussed land acquisition and DNR requirements, then decided to ask the full county board for a public vote.
A study shows most patrons of Lac du Flambeau’s casino don’t smoke, and would visit more often if the casino was nonsmoking. Lake of the Torches Casino partnered with the Great Lakes Intertribal Council to survey almost a thousand gamblers.
Great Lakes Intertribal Council Epidemiologist Isaiah Brokenleg says it’s the first time a casino has cooperated with a public health entity to do a study on smoking preferences. He explains that partnership gave researchers access to the patron database.