A Democratic challenger to Representative Sean Duffy paid a visit to Rhinelander Tuesday. Kelly Westlund declared her candidacy last week.
About thirty people gathered at the Rhinelander Days Inn to hear from the newest candidate to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district. The 30-year-old Kelly Westlund has served for two years on the Ashland City Council. Her background is in environmental and sustainability work. And she says she’s not worried about being relatively new to the political game.
A draft proposal for an addition to the Rhinelander District Library is nearing a decision by its Board.
The board has been working with an architect to provide additional space, especially meeting rooms says Library Director Ed Hughes...
"....I saw what was supposed to be the penultimate drawing for the plan, this is long before the final one, but I'm looking at it and I think there's some things in there that need to be fixed in my opinion. It's looking really good. If it was ready tomorrow I'd say, 'go ahead'.....
Governor Scott Walker says the state’s business climate is improving. He made an appearance at a Vilas County Economic Development meeting Monday at Eagle Waters Resort.
Speaking to a crowd of business people and local officials, Walker said good things are happening in Wisconsin, and noted 13,000 new businesses have been created since he took office. Walker also talked about his Walleye Initiative, which resonated with Dick Mendham, owner of Sunset Resort near Phelps:
Crandon School District is getting a financial boost to pay for energy conservation measures. Wisconsin Public Service and the statewide Focus on Energy program presented Crandon Schools with a $34,000 check Monday to help pay for energy-efficient lighting.
District Administrator Jim Asher says the school was looking to save money on costly energy bills.
One of Wisconsin’s tribal leaders is expressing disappointment at last week’s federal ruling against night hunting.
Six Chippewa tribes had filed suit, arguing that night hunting in ceded territory is a federally protected treaty right. But Judge Barbara Crabb ruled against the practice Friday, citing a risk to the public.
Lac du Flambeau Chairman Tom Maulson says it’s a traditional practice that hasn’t resulted in any incidents.
Money troubles can follow people who go over board with holiday spending. Ken Krall talked with Tracy Beckman from the local thrift organization Northwoods Saves about keeping an eye on the bottom line.
More information is on the the website northwoodssaves. com. The office is at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport.
A federal judge says Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes cannot hunt deer at night. Judge Barbara Crabb issued the decision today, saying night hunting of deer is not protected by treaty rights because of a risk to public safety.
Chippewa tribal members have been allowed to hunt wolves at night. They have argued that members should also be allowed to hunt white-tailed deer after dark.
But the DNR disagrees. DNR Attorney Quinn Williams says today’s decision protects public safety.