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A Democrat has jumped into the race for the 35th Assembly seat.

Mark Martello of Tomahawk announced he's a candidate for the seat which encompasses portions of Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, Oneida and Shawano counties. Martello is a clinical social worker and is retired after 27 years in the military. This is his first attempt at public office.

He was asked why he was running...

Rep. Felzkowski Authors Bill To Lessen Concealed Carry Rules

Mar 28, 2017
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A new bill would end the requirement that people get state permits before they can carry concealed weapons. Republican Representative Mary Felzkowski of Irma and Republican State Senator Dave Craig of Big Bend are asking colleagues to sign onto the measure, which would also keep the permit system for those who want to carry hidden weapons in other states where it's allowed..

A Northwoods Republican has found support for an effort to make sure cuts in the state transportation budget aren't made on the backs of rural Wisconsin residents.

Mary Czaja of Irma wrote Governor Walker saying a plan to keep projects in southeastern Wisconsin from budget cuts won't fly in the Assembly.

State Representative Mary Czaja of Irma thinks a model developed by Three Lakes could help northern school districts facing critical budget problems.

Three Lakes schools have opened a Fab Lab which is a public-private partnership as Czaja explains. It's a type of 3-D computer-based manufacturing. Czaja says the goal is to have a Fab Lab in every K-12 school in the 12th Senate District....

The Northwoods regional economic development Corporation...Grow hosting its annual membership meeting in Antigo.

Executive Director Don Sidlowski says the annual meetings gather all the members to look at the successes and goals. He says there has been successes...

Mary Czaja is a state legislator from Irma. She's  a businesswoman with an insurance background. She's also facing cancer again after having the disease 10 years ago. 

As she told  WXPR  her story from a medical facility in Madison, she wanted to get the message out that prevention is something everyone should consider.

The Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools is holding its fourth public hearing Wednesday afternoon(Jan. 8) at the Antigo high school.

Task Force Chair, Representative Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander, says they wanted to start with a meeting in Rhinelander. He says after going to other parts of the state, they come back to this region...


Three area state legislators are holding a listening session August 28  for area veterans.

State Senator Tom Tiffany, and Representatives Rob Swearingen and Mary Czaja will be holding the meeting along with state Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos.

Tiffany says Secretary Scocos agreed to come north again for the session...