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4:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Vilas D.A. Employee to Stay On

 

 The limited term employee working in the Vilas County District Attorney’s office will be staying on the job for another six months while the office implements a paperless system.

The Vilas County board of supervisors on Tuesday approved a request by District Attorney Al Moustakis to extend the limited term employee through March, 2014.

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Highway 51 Revisited
7:57 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Milder Plan for Hazelhurst, Cassian Highway Reconstruction

Members of the public also had a chance to review preliminary plans for the replacement of the Bearskin Trail Bridge.
Credit Natalie Jablonski

State Department of Transportation officials took public comment Tuesday on a plan to reconstruct parts of Highway 51 south of Minocqua.  A thin crowd gathered at a hearing in Harshaw.

The DOT says changes to Highway 51 are necessary to improve safety.   But an earlier DOT proposal prompted community outcry, as it involved turning a stretch north of Highway Y into a four lane road and widening the bridge over Lake Katherine.  Hazelhurst Town Chair Ted Cushing says the original changes were too dramatic, but he’s much happier with the revised plan.

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DATCP, Americorps joint project
5:06 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Farm To School Program Approved At Northland Pines

Robin Indermuehle
Credit Northland Pines School District

Northland Pines students in Eagle River are among students from 39 other districts involved in the "Farm to School" program.


The program is a cooperative effort of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Americorps. It provides food and education says Northland Pines Science teacher Robin Indermuehle..

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Director says there's no new money
5:00 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Group Working To Stop Kenosha Casino

Credit felixleong.deviantart.com

A group opposing more off-reservation gambling casinos is hoping a recent federal policy change won't mean a new casino in Kenosha.


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has given it's blessing to a Menominee Tribe proposal to put in a large casino-hotel complex at the former Dairyland Greyhound Racing track in Kenosha. The move is opposed by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, which has operated a lucrative casino in Milwaukee for many years.

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Weather-related fire
4:27 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Conover Residence Burns

A home burns in Roseville, CA.
Credit Matthew Fern

Fire destroyed a vacation home in Vilas County Monday.  Wisconsin Electric discovered the fire just before 11 am while responding to a nearby power outage. The structure on North Hunter Lake Road in Conover was unoccupied at the time, and the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department reports the property was a complete loss.  The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but authorities believe it to have been weather related.

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Telemarketing calls targeted
7:44 am
Sat August 24, 2013

No Call List Deadline August 31

Credit naveen.info

Saturday is the deadline if you want to stop pesky telemarketers from calling your personal telephones.

Wisconsin's "No Call" list allows citizens to sign up for free and have two years without commercial telemarketing calls.

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection spokesperson Jim Dick details how it works... 

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Listening Session In Rhinelander
7:32 am
Sat August 24, 2013

State Legislators To Hear Veteran's Concerns

State Senator Tom Tiffany(R-Hazelhurst)
Credit WXPR

Three area state legislators are holding a listening session August 28  for area veterans.

State Senator Tom Tiffany, and Representatives Rob Swearingen and Mary Czaja will be holding the meeting along with state Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos.

Tiffany says Secretary Scocos agreed to come north again for the session... 

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Potawatomi tribe opposes move
6:44 am
Sat August 24, 2013

BIA Gives Nod to Menominee Tribe Kenosha Casino

Credit paysbig.com

A spokesman for the Menominee Nation says the U-S Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved plans to build a casino. The proposed casino will be built at the old Dairyland Greyhound Park near Kenosha. The old racetrack has been closed since 2009.

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Childs selected
5:15 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Interim Administrator Named at Antigo Schools

Antigo’s school district has a new administrator... again. Dr. Don Childs has agreed to serve as the Interim District Administrator until the end of June 2014.


The top administrator’s office has been occupied by a new person every year for the past three years. That trend will continue unless Childs agrees to stay on longer than his current one-year agreement.

More information likely Friday
5:10 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Body Found Near Antigo

The person was found on a trail north of Highway 64 near a bicycle. So far, Langlade County authorities haven’t released any information other than to confirm a body was found on private property near Western Road and Hazel Road just west of Antigo, so we don’t know if the cause of death was related to the bicycle or something completely different. Dispatchers say Sheriff William Greening plans to release more information Friday morning.


(Thanks Larry Lee, WSAU)

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