Tia Nelson http://wxpr.org en BCPL Funds Northwoods Schools http://wxpr.org/post/bcpl-funds-northwoods-schools <p>Several area school districts are getting money from a state trust fund dating back to Wisconsin's statehood.</p><p>The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands has announced that Common School Fund earnings of more than $30 million were distributed to state K-12 public schools to support libraries. The fund was established from state sales and management and doesn't involve tax money.</p><p>Executive Secretary Tia Nelson says the interest money earned from the trust fund goes to schools like Rhinelander's...</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:09:27 +0000 Ken Krall 16784 at http://wxpr.org BCPL Funds Northwoods Schools Eagle River Police Have Loan, Still Need Contractor for Remodel http://wxpr.org/post/eagle-river-police-have-loan-still-need-contractor-remodel <p>The Eagle River Police Department is getting a loan to pay for renovations. Police chief Mark Vander Bloomen says the department wants to create more space for evidence storage.&nbsp; Right now there’s just one small room.</p><blockquote><p>“We identified that we’ve basically used up our evidence storage area.&nbsp; We’re running out of room.&nbsp; A lot of that has to do with DNA evidence – we’re having to keep certain kinds of evidence for longer periods of time.”</p></blockquote><p>Vander Bloomen says the building also needs some security upgrades.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9493 at http://wxpr.org BCPL Buys 1K Acres From Plum Creek http://wxpr.org/post/bcpl-buys-1k-acres-plum-creek <p>Plum Creek timber company is selling a thousand acres in Forest County to a state agency.&nbsp;BCPL &ndash; or <a href="http://bcpl.wisconsin.gov/" target="_blank">Board of Commissioners for Public Lands </a>- is buying the land for one and a quarter million dollars.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:36:55 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9400 at http://wxpr.org BCPL Buys 1K Acres From Plum Creek Rhinelander Awarded $2 Million For Redevelopment http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-awarded-2-million-redevelopment <P>The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands has approved more than $2 million in state trust fund loans for 7 city projects.</P> <P>Three of the news loans refinance existing debt, while four involve tax incremental districts, including the downtown upgrade project.</P> <P>Board Executive Director Tia Nelson says this array of loans help fund local economic development...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>".....we'll fund an expansion at ABX Manufacturing and at Spee-Dee Delivery...this is exciting from our perspective because this is an expansion of existing investments that the Trust Fund Lo Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:15:44 +0000 Ken Krall 3909 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Awarded $2 Million For Redevelopment