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...
Vilas and Oneida County Sheriff’s Departments are stepping up drunk driving patrols starting this weekend. The statewide Booze and Belts campaigns also targets drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts.
Vilas County Captain Russ Kennedy says grants from the state Department of Transportation pay for deputies to work overtime, targeting drunk driving and unbuckled seatbelts.
Though temperatures have been cold, it's still several days before Wisconsin's Frozen Road Law will kick in. That word from the D.O.T.... but a new way of looking at hat roads are covered under the law has been announced.
The D.O.T.'s Mike Sproul says they've worked with the trucking industry to establish new boundaries for four of the state’s five frost zones....