Negotiations have begun between Iron County officials and the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp. Tribal members and supporters set up camp in May near the site of a proposed iron mine in the Penokee Hills.
After signs that county officials planned to evict the group, the tribe asked to negotiate for a long term arrangement. Tribal member and camp overseer Mel Gasper says he believes the conversations will be fruitful.
Nicolet College is coming to you very soon via a new trailer.
The 26-foot trailer features two computer workstations, kiosks for video presentations, seating for students, and an outdoor awning area. It’s also wired to access the college’s computer systems for registering for classes, email, and other college computer services.
Vice-President Kenneth Urban says the Nicolet service area is wide and the trailer is an effective outreach...
A Wausau Democrat was quick to jump on a report last week that said public school students will not get preference over private students already in private schools in the expansion of the voucher system. It also said a large majority of the new applicants for taxpayer-funded voucher assistance are already enrolled in private schools.
Representative Mandy Wright says some $420 million tax dollars will be going to private voucher schools at a time when rural public districts are in tough fiscal shape...
The Wisconsin Hospital Association put out the alarm bells Friday after a report from Washington D.C. indicated a subsidy for some small rural hospitals should be discontinued.
The federal Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General recommended removing a Medicare payment status known as "Critical Access Hospital" for hospitals that do not meet certain distance requirements.
Wisconsin Hospital Association President Steve Brenton says Antigo, Merrill, Tomahawk, and Eagle River hospitals have this special status.
The Department of Natural Resources held its first public hearing on the Penokee Mine project Thursday. Hundreds of people showed up in Hurley.
People came from far and wide to voice strong opinions on the proposal. There were even a few speakers from the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and an Ashland, WI contingent actually biked the 40 miles to the hearing. Cyclist Michael McKenna says they wanted to their voices to be heard: