Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill in Rhinelander that he says will help employers get more skilled workers to companies. Youth Apprenticeship integrates high school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in skills defined by Wisconsin industries. It works with local school districts and the area technical colleges.
A bill relating to race-based mascots is still sitting on Governor Scott Walker’s desk. He until the end of the day Wednesday to sign or veto the bill, before it automatically becomes law. The bill changes a process established in 2010 for how to handle complaints about race-based school mascots and team names.
Supporters of the new process say it’s more fair – a person has to prove a mascot is discriminatory before they can get it changed. And that person needs a petition of signatures to file an initial complaint. Here’s Representative Steve Nass, who authored the bill.
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.