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Gov.-Elect Evers Reaching Out To Republicans For Compromise

Governor-Elect Tony Evers held a listening session in Wausau Wednesday(12/12) to find out what Wisconsin residents would like to see prioritized in the next state budget. Evers says he's holding the sessions to make sure the people have a say early in the process.. "...I know the Joint Finance Committee goes around the state and does their input sessions but that's after it's kind of baked. We're in the process of making that, and we want people to be part of putting ingredients in that cake....

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Governor-Elect Tony Evers held a listening session in Wausau  Wednesday(12/12) to find out what Wisconsin residents would like to see prioritized in the next state budget.

Evers says he's holding the sessions to make sure the people have a say early in the process..

"...I know the Joint Finance Committee goes around the state and does their input sessions but that's after it's kind of baked. We're in the process of making that, and we want people to be part of putting ingredients in that cake..."

Ascension Health Care

A collaboration between Ascension and two technical colleges is designed to get more trained workers to help meet local healthcare needs.

The state announced a grant of $112,000 last week, to be used by Ascension health care, Nicolet College and North Central Technical College. The grant is for two years.

Michelle Hartness  is Medical Education Supervisor at the Ascension facilities in the Northwoods.

She says to get the grant, they had to collaborate with local educators, in this case the local technical colleges, to provide advanced training...

Two Northland Pines School District students were expelled Tuesday by the school board over prescription medications according to district administrtor Scott Foster. “These were both male 11th graders,” Foster said. “Both will be continuing their education under different circumstances.

The board set some specific criterion for them to follow and they could attend classes next year provided the meet all the specifications the board set; if they did both could graduate with their class.”

Many non-profits this time of year ask for an end-of-year gift to keep their efforts going forward. WXPR is no different. We're hosting a one-day fundraiser Thursday(12/13) and your donation could help area food pantries. Pledges to WXPR of $120 dollars or more will give the person pledging the option of waiving a premium and the value of that premium will be donated on your behalf to a local food pantry.

At the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, Executive Director Guy Hansen says they're close to meeting goal on the "Seed Money" challenge...

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The star high school hockey player is returning to Eagle River this weekend with his college team to benefit local ice efforts.

Board member of the Eagle River Recreation Association(ERRA) Natalie Spiess talks about this weekend's event at the Eagle River dome east of town..

  •   A Wausau man is being evaluated after being charged with voter fraud,
  •  The state says some notices sent out last week about Medicare changes were not accurate,
  •   Wisconsin's Frozen Road Law goes into effect in the Northwoods,
  •   Gov. Walker says he has a plan to keep 400 jobs in the Fox Valley.

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Not all of our history includes fond memories. This week on a Northwoods Moment in History, Gary Entz reminds us of the way Native Americans were treated in the Great Lakes Region in the 19th century, and of a man named of Simon Kahquados.

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The holiday season should be brighter for many Northwoods households as state numbers reflect near historic low unemployment rates.

The Department of Workforce Development's October numbers for much of the Northwoods are told by labor economist Mitchell Rupp in Wausau.....

"....Forest, 3.6...Langlade at 3.1, Lincoln 2.5, Oneida 2.7, Vilas 2.9 and state of Wisconsin, 2.6.... Iron county's rate is 4.2 percent, and Price county is at 3.0. "

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Rules allowing for heavier trucks to travel Wisconsin roads have taken effect. A Wisconsin DOT spokesperson, David Hunt, talks about the Frozen Road Law...

"...The frozen road law goes into effect Wednesday, December 12 at 12:01 a.m. in the region designated as zone 1, which is U.S. 8 north. There's a good portion of Oneida county up in your area and basically if you look at the top half of the state, that is where it's going to be...."

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Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild this week talked to the common council about possibly changing how the council conducts its business. He presented a number of options for the council to consider including committee structure and nature of some committees.

Guild cited the city's Economic Development committee which has been inactive. Guild says the state allows for a redevelopment authority or a community development authority. 

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