More people are signing up for health insurance through the federal health exchange, now that some of the website’s bugs have been fixed. But not everyone’s finding it easy…or affordable.
Alicia Cook is a certified application assistant at Aspirus Grandview in Ironwood, Michigan. That means she helps people in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula sign up for health insurance. She says two months into the open enrollment period, people are just starting to come to her for help.
A $14 million expansion and renovation project at the Sartori cheese facilities in Antigo and Plymouth was announced Wednesday by the state.
The expansion is expected to bring 53 new jobs to the two facilities.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation spokesperson Mark Maley(mail-lee) says the project will enable the fourth-generation family-owned company to update equipment in its 100-year-old facility in Antigo, improve employee working conditions, enhance safety and sustainability initiatives while expanding capacity....
The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has denied a rehearing on a decision against a family hoping to build a bible camp and conference center on Squash Lake.
The Jaros Family has tried for nearly a decade to build the facility on family owned land in the town of Woodboro, Oneida county. Oneida county and the town of Woodboro, along with the Oneida County Board of Adjustment have all denied needed permits.
The Great Lakes Intertribal Council is calling on Governor Scott Walker to veto legislation regarding race-based mascots. The bill makes it harder for a person to file a discrimination complaint against a school mascot. It would require a petition of signatures and then proof of discrimination to get a mascot changed.
Michael Allen is director of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. He says the rule changes would encourage stereotyping of Native people.
An early opening for Vilas County trails has snowmobile clubs and local businesses in good spirits. The date was moved up from Tuesday December 17th to this Friday December 13th at 6 pm.
Vilas County Parks and Recreation Forester Dale Mayo says opening day usually happens after the four-day antlerless deer hunt ends. But he says this year low temperatures and snow conditions seem to have discouraged many hunters.
A Lac du Flambeau teen has avoided prison time in connection with the stabbing of his mother's boyfriend.
17 year old Christian Soulier had entered a no contest plea to amended felony charges concerning a January incident at his mother's home in Forest county. He initially had been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, but entered into a plea agreement with the state in return to a guilty plea to lesser charges.
Veterans have another dental option as part of their VA healthcare.
V.A. spokesperson Brad Nelson says they're now offering dental isnurance at reduced premiums. He says veterans now get comprehensive dental benefits if they meet stringent eligibility standards, including total disability. But Nelson says the majority of veterans don't have full care. He says the VA has contracted with private companies MetLife and Delta Dental to provide insurance. He says the VA website has a link...