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Aspirus Breaks Ground On $14 Million Expansion Of Rhinelander Clinic

In the next year, Aspirus will pour $14 million into a major expansion of its Rhinelander clinic. The healthcare provider broke ground on the project on Friday morning. “We’re out of space,” Aspirus Regional Clinic Director Robb Fabich said of the current facility. But by next October, the clinic will be ready to open an additional 21,000 square feet of space. Planning for the expansion has been in the works for months, according to Fabich. “Ultimately, you get together, and you program out a...

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In the next year, Aspirus will pour $14 million into a major expansion of its Rhinelander clinic.

The healthcare provider broke ground on the project on Friday morning.

“We’re out of space,” Aspirus Regional Clinic Director Robb Fabich said of the current facility.

But by next October, the clinic will be ready to open an additional 21,000 square feet of space.

Planning for the expansion has been in the works for months, according to Fabich.

  • DNR hopes hunters follow rules to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Wisconsin Democrats promote bill to allow judges order someone considered to be a danger to give up their guns
  • New offering in Phillips making a "splash"
  • Langlade County enacts a wheel tax  

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS

September is National Recovery Month. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors the awareness campaign for people recovering from those disorders.

The national theme is "Join The Voices of Recovery: Together We Are Stronger".

Jenny Chiamulera of the Oneida County Health Department says a tri-county coalition involving Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties work on mental health and substance abuse disorders. They partner with a number of local agencies in the effort...

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Spokesperson Jenni Raatz.

  • Headwaters Council For The Performing Arts schedule has their first performance coming soon.
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Bayview Condo Developer Gives Up On Second Complex

Sep 20, 2019
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MINOCQUA – A change in plans means there won’t be a second condominium complex built along U.S. Highway 51 just north of the Island of Minocqua.

The Minocqua town board Tuesday voted to recommend that Oneida County accept the majority owner’s request to amend the conditional use permit (CUP) for Bayview Condominiums on Lake Minocqua.

Summit Pushes for Water Justice in Great Lakes

Sep 20, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. - Great Lakes residents concerned about water justice are gathering in Ontario next week.

The 2019 Water Is Life Alliance Summit is on Sept. 28 and this year's theme is "Water Justice in a Climate Emergency."

Diane Weckerle, a board member with Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, says water shutoffs in Detroit and the Flint water crisis will be among the topics at the summit. It also will focus on Nestle's water operations in the region.

Forward Elk Lake Park Splash Pad

  People in Phillips have a special reason to hope our September weather stays warmer than average.

After years of planning and $200,000 of fundraising, volunteers finally opened an outdoor splash pad late last month.

It started as the dream of Kristen Harper, a young mother in Phillips, who thought of the splash pad as a way to play with her kids in warm weather.

Harper helped make the splash pad at Elk Lake Park happen.  It has no standing water, but has fixtures that squirt and spray like at a waterpark.

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This week, Langlade became the 12th state county to enact a vehicle registration fee, or wheel tax. 

The tax is an extra fee on top of the state registration.

The Langlade County Board of Supervisors approved the fee paid only by county residents. The board adopted an annual registration fee of $15 will generate additional revenues of approximately $285,000 for county transportation funding.

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With hunting seasons beginning, the DNR is hoping the public helps out by following rules to help cut down on Chronic Wasting Disease.

DNR acting wildlife health section chief, Erin Larson, says nine new counties have been added to the counties under a baiting and feeding ban. Several Northwoods counties already are under the ban.

Larson explains....

Help On The Way For County D-A's

Sep 19, 2019
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STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- The state of Wisconsin will be getting an influx of new Assistant District Attorney positions to help clear a backlog of court cases.

Governor Tony Evers and Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan toured the state on Tuesday to announce that funding for over 64 FTE's would be distributed to 56 of the state's 72 counties.

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Wednesday, Oct. 30th

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