Wisconsin Public Service has entered into negotiations to sell the Otter Rapids dam to Renewable World Energies.
The dam forms much of what is known at the Eagle River chain of lakes.
WPS spokesperson Kerry Spees says the sale is pending federal approval, but says the new owner isn't going to change the hydroelectric operation...
"...the key thing is nothing will change for the community of Eagle River and the surrounding area in terms of the water situation and the Chain of Lakes. We knew that's what everyone would be most concerned about..."
The mid-summer heat and humidity will stay for a couple of days and the American Red Cross says don't over do it.
Among the tips they provide is drink lots of water and avoid caffiene and alcohol, try to move activities to the cooler parts of the day, wear light-colored, loose fitting clothes. If you get too hot, find a public building that has air-conditioning. Always check to see pets are protected from the sun's rays and have plenty of water. Health-threatening heat exhaustion and heat stroke can come on quickly.
With the severe weather in the region, Wisconsin Public Service officials say call them, not 9-1-1, if you see a problem.
Leah Van Zile from WPS says it's best to call them before the local police dispatch for a power-related problem...
"we really want to avoid bogging down the true, life-threatening emergencies at the 9-1-1 center.....calling Wisconsin Public Service if you do see something is the most efficient and really the best way to handle those..."