The Oneida county board has begun what could be some tough budget meetings.
Administration committee chair David Hintz says the county is looking at a $1.1 million deficit out of a $50 million routine budget.
Some department heads were called in to talk about capital projects including more road building, fixing problems in county buildings and aging equipment that needs updating among others. Buildings and Grounds Director LuAnn Brunette said the projects for that department could be in the neighborhood of $500,000 alone if the board went ahead with them.
Cyclists can now enjoy over 30 miles of paved bike trails in Vilas County.
The town of Boulder Junction has finished an expansion of the bike trail system that connects Boulder Junction, Sayner and St. Germaine. Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Theresa Smith is hoping the expanded trail will be a boost for tourism.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department is opening a new office station at an elementary school. Deputies will use a room at the Northwoods Community Elementary School as a stopping point to take care of administrative tasks. No suspects will be brought to the location. County Sheriff Grady Hartman says the new office on Highway K will help the department have a stronger presence on the west side of the county.
“We get a high call volume especially around Highway 51. And we needed a place where the officers could stop or take care of personal business.”
Labor Day for many is a day off from work or school. But for people active in today's labor movement, it's a day to pause and reflect.
Dean Einerson of Rhinelander is a member of the Northwoods Labor Solidarity Group. He attended a rally in Wausau last week as fast food workers rallied for higher pay. He says the continuity of worker needs from the 19th century to today is similar...
The Attorney General's office has reached a judgment against Wisconsin Public Service because of violations of it's air pollution control permit. The northeastern Wisconsin utility is being fined $80,000.
The civil complaint was filed in Marathon County Circuit Court. DNR Air Management spokesperson Jeff Johnson talks about what happened this week.