Forest County

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The Friends of Wabeno recently assembled a 10-year plan to revitalize the Forest county community, hit hard by weather and tough economic times.

Mary Beck is chair of the group which began in April with the idea of restoring some of the landmarks...

 

"...we've had a lot of misfortune over the last two years...some of our icons have been damaged...our Wabeno Bandshell...our Larry the Logroller mascot...many of the large pine trees that surrounded our Logging Museum area..."

Tammy Baldwin is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Wednesday she received first-hand knowledge of the impact natural resources have on the Northwoods.

Wisconsin's junior Senator visited Infinity Wood Flooring and Homeland Trolley in Crandon's Industrial Park and also toured some logging operations.

Baldwin says during the forest tour, she was able to see management first hand...

A plea deal is nearing completion for a Lac du Flambeau teen charged in Forest county with attempted first-degree homicide and two other felonies.

17 year old Christian Soulier was charged in January after a man was allegedly stabbed at Soulier's mothers home. The victim recovered.

At a final pre-trial hearing in Crandon Tuesday, District Attorney Charles Simino asked to delay any action... 

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A state lending agency has given the green light to loan more than two million dollars to the city of Crandon and its schools.  

Severe storms produced problems in the region yesterday.

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One of six young men arrested for a February, 2012 incident where a Wausau man was stabbed  at a Mole Lake residence has been sentenced to prison.

21-year-old Trevor Lenz of Milwaukee accepted a plea bargain in Forest County court. Lenz had been charged with six counts, including party to the crime of attempted first-degree homicide. District Attorney Charles Siminio  said Lenz was less involved in the incident than the other members of the Latin Kings gang.

Forest county could eventually see a 10,000 acre ATV park located there.

The Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Inc, a non-profit group, has finished a second study to see whether a park would be viable. The latest study was done by North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. Prior to that, a study was done by Ripon College on the economic effects.

President John Schnorr says the group feels the park would draw people from many areas..

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