Parents have a chance to hear more about a controversial plan to move Northland Pines middle school students to the high school. An informational session is scheduled Monday night at 6:30 pm at the Northland Pines high school.
A petition asking the Northland Pines school board to stop all plans to combine grades 7 and 8 with high school students has garnered more than 900 signatures. David Eliason --a St. Germain business owner and father of two—was one of the people involved in creating the petition.
An Ironwood man has been sentenced for child enticement in Oneida County Circuit Court.
25 year old Benjamin Lahti has been sentenced for child enticement. Judge Michael Bloom placed Lahti on 5 years probation. As a condition of that probation Lahti is to serve 1 year in county jail, register as a sex offender, undergo treatment, provide a DNA sample, maintain employment and pay all court costs. Lahti pleaded no contest to the charge of child enticement on September 19.
A Pelican Lake tree farmer will be on hand Friday as a tree from his yard becomes the main Christmas tree at the state Capitol in Madison.
The tree lighting will be at noon in the Capitol rotunda.
Dennis and Kim Schoeneck donated the 40 foot high balsam...
"....I actually cut it and I delivered it. It's pretty overwhelming. I had no idea what I was in for and now the gap left by where the tree was was right on my driveway so it's an everyday reminder that I will have to plant another one...."
Governor Walker gave the opening address to a two-day Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit in Minocqua.
Walker says the state is in the midst of an economic turnaround, saying there are nearly 80,000 jobs on the state job site. He says it isn't a matter of jobs, but of training a workforce to meet the needs of those jobs. Speaking to reporters, Walker deflected whether he will sign potential right-to-work legislation, saying he wanted to focus on other priorities...
Under a new agreement signed Monday, the state would guarantee that the Potawatomi tribe does not lose money from a proposed competing casino in Kenosha. However, the Walker administration's attorney on the matter says the governor does not have the power to create annual spending obligations like that.
Two awards from the Federal Home Loan Bank in Chicago will enable the construction of a large amount of affordable housing units in Forest county.
The Affordable Housing Program awarded two grants totaling $846,000 to the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community. Jeff Ackley is the Sokaogon Housing Director and Tribal Program Administrator. He says the money will help offset the costs of two development projects. He says one grant will convert the Mole Lake Motel into supportive residence building...