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  • SASD Business Manager Resigns The business manager for the Spooner Area School District has announced her resignation.  Shannon Grindell says she has accepted a new position outside of Spooner.  The resignation takes effect at the end of March, but Grindell says she will help during a transition period through the end of the District's fiscal year in June.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Winter Storm Heading Our Way! A major winter storm is heading towards Northwest Wisconsin, and winter storm watches and warnings will go into effect tonight beginning at 6pm. Heavy snowfall with 4 to 12 inches is likely, with higher amounts in some areas.  Motorists are urged to plan for delays tomorrow, and be sure to pack an auto emergency kit in your vehicle. Forecasters say the heavy snow, combined with gusty winds, could reduce visibility and make driving hazardous. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Senators Introduce Bill To Reduce Well Regulations MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Senate's top Republican has introduced a bill that would relax Wisconsin's high-capacity well regulations.  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's measure would allow people to repair, replace or reconstruct wells without approval from the state Department of Natural Resources. Lake associations in the study area would be allowed to build high-capacity wells to replenish lakes if water levels have been dropping.The associations wouldn't have to pay permit application fees and could get state grants to build the wells.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Winter in Wisconsin Isn't Over Yet... A major winter storm is forecast to move through the region beginning tomorrow afternoon and forecasters are warning people to be prepared for up to a foot of snow over much of Northwest Wisconsin.  A winter storm watch has been issued for the region from Thursday evening through Friday evening. Snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts are possible across the watch area. In addition, northeast winds Friday morning becoming north and northwest Friday afternoon will gusts as high as 40 mph. Blowing snow will further reduce visibilities. If these winds materialize, blizzard conditions should be expected in open areas.
    Posted Feb 22, 2017, 6:20 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Birch Theft Birch theft is a growing problem in Northwest Wisconsin, according to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department. Birch wood theft is replacing theft of scrap metal or copper that for a long time has led to quick money for drug addicts and habitual criminals.  The thefts are occurring on County and State forests as well as on private property.  If you see someone cutting birch trees and it looks suspicious, call your local or county police. Try to record license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions which are very helpful, especially if you see someone hauling birch wood in a trailer or pickup truck.
    Posted Feb 22, 2017, 6:18 AM by Ryan Quinn
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