Wisconsin Public Service officials say by 2019 they will need more power for this region. The utility serving much of the Northwoods says they have two options: buy power or generate more power. And if they decide to generate more power they've narrowed down to possible sites.
Unless there's an unexpected circuit court challenge, Ministry Health Care has gotten approval to construct a new helicopter pad at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.
Ministry officials have sought to build the upgraded helipad for 10 months. Oneida County's Planning and Development committee approved a conditional use permit, but that permit was challenged by the town of Woodruff. Last week a board that hears county land use appeals, the Board of Adjustment, also approved the conditional use permit.
There's been a call to gather data over a longer period of time to see the impact of mining on water bodies near the proposed G-TAC (Gogebic Taconite) mine.
At a recent Iron County Citizen's Forum, Matt Hudson from Northland College in Ashland and Tony Janisch from the Bad River Watershed Association made presentations about the need for more science before a decision is made on mining.
Terry Daulton from the Citizen's Forum says Hudson talked about the need to gather data...
Federal workplace safety officials announced $185,000 in fines Thursday against a Tomahawk cardboard box plant where an employee was severely burned in March -- and where five other workers died in mishaps since 2008. In the latest incident, a worker at the Packaging Corporation of America was in the process of re-lighting a steam boiler when he got burned.
The person who watches the state's revenue is coming to the Northwoods this week.
The Executive Director of the regional economic development corporation...Sarah Kapellusch says the group's quarterly meeting this Friday in Tomahawk will welcome a member of Governor Walker's cabinet...
"...we have invited Richard Chandler, Secretary of the Department of Revenue to come up and talk about how the state budget is impacting businesses up here. That includes manufacturing and tax credits...."
The Attorney General's office has reached a judgment against Wisconsin Public Service because of violations of it's air pollution control permit. The northeastern Wisconsin utility is being fined $80,000.
The civil complaint was filed in Marathon County Circuit Court. DNR Air Management spokesperson Jeff Johnson talks about what happened this week.
Fast-food workers in at least 50 cities rallied Thursday to get higher wages and have the right to organize.
Wausau organizer Melissa Alice Engles-Lewis says minimum wage workers don't have the means to support families on their wages.
"They're having a hard time paying their bills. They're having a hard time putting groceries on the table. Nobody wants to be on any public assistance, of course, But when you work these jobs you almost have to be(on assistance) because you have no other options..."
The Forest County Potawatomi tribe is condemning another tribe’s proposal for an off reservation casino approved Friday by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Menominee tribe wants to build a gaming facility in Kenosha. But Potawatomi Spokesperson George Ermert says the area falls within Potawatomi ceded territory.
“Potawatomi historical lands have traditionally stretched from the tip of Door County, all along the shores of Lake Michigan. So for one tribe to go on another tribe’s historical lands is a very very big deal.”