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Listen hereĀ  to a forum involving the candidates for the 12th State Senate seat: Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Bryan Van Stippen. This forum is moderated by WXPR's Ken Krall. The media panel consists of WPR's Glen Moberg, Stephanie Haines of WJFW-TV, Eileen Persike of Star Journal Now, and Brian Jopek of the Lakeland Times.

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A panel of mental health professionals, advocates, law enforcement and a consumer met recently in the White Pine Room at WXPR to discuss the status of mental health services in the Northwoods.

There's a growing number of people needing services and fewer professionals to help out. The panel discussed what is being done, where people can get help and the cost, in terms of effects on the person, society and costs to local government.

The moderator for the event is WXPR News Director Ken Krall....

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Putting together ways to provide faster internet to underserved areas of the Northwoods was the topic of a forum held recently in the White Pine Room at WXPR.

People from a private Internet provider, government, non-profit coalitions, tribal representatives, and education discussed the need for economic development and connecting to the outside world.

Rob Riordan from Cellcom says in the early days of telephone, the government required a little extra from customers to be able to help serve areas without service. That model could work for broadband...