Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and state Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler will be in Rhinelander Friday to talk about tax reform. KIeefisch says the roundtable is designed to get input on state taxes...
Vilas Co. Board Chair Steve Favorite(far left), District Attorney Al Moustakis and Lac du Flambeau Tribal Chair Tom Maulson hold a $25,000 check to fund an administrative position with Vilas county District Attorney's office
Vilas county officials are investigating the death of a 49 year old St. Germain man.
Sheriff Joe Fath says Wade Willey was found Saturday evening dead and frozen to the ground. Fath says Willey was last seen about 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Fath says they think Willey succumbed to the extremely cold weather. Fath says alcohol may have been a factor in the death.
The Vilas County Coroner and the Sheriff's office continue to investigate.
The state's budget surplus is likely to be used to help reduce local property taxes by more fully funding Wisconsin's Technical College system.
During a stop Friday in Rhinelander, Governor Scott Walker says the plan would give direct property tax relief by picking up the majority of technical college costs from the local levy. Walker says the action would not affect local governance....
Funding appears to be in the pipeline for a closed dry cleaning business that has been identified as having toxic material.
That assessment from Rhinelander City Council Finance Committee Chair Mark Pelletier. The former Lindey Cleaners building on Stevens Street has been identified as a spot that needs cleanup says Pelletier....
Governor Scott Walker says the controversy surrounding his top aides while he was Milwaukee County Executive isn't applicable now because...he says....they aren't around anymore.
Walker says the current administrative team is effective....
"...a handful of people who no longer work with me who are out of the way of state government right now. Instead, the people I have around me are helping us to provide the largest sector job growth we've had in April through December last year...."
A fire near Sayner destroyed two structures and one vehicle Wednesday. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just before 11 am…reporting a garage fire at 8616 Camp Highland Road in the township of Plum Lake. The blaze fully engulfed the garage and the vehicle inside. The fire also spread to an adjoining mobile home. Both structures were destroyed.
The Vilas County Sheriff’s office responded to the fire along with crews from Plum Lake Fire, Saint Germain Fire, Boulder Junction Fire, Westside RIT and Wisconsin Public Service.