EAGLE RIVER - Vilas County's courthouse expansion could look a little different and sit in a different spot than previously agreed upon, but those changes could save close to a million dollars and speed up construction. Tuesday, a county committee agreed that's a good path to take.
UPPER PENINSULA - When a deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease near Three Lakes in December, it served as the latest example of CWD creeping north in Wisconsin. It also triggered a controversial deer baiting and feeding ban in Oneida, Forest, and Vilas counties.
But just across the state line in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, no deer have ever been found with CWD. Michigan's DNR is going all out to keep it that way.
MADISON - The Legislature's budget committee has approved state health officials' request to spend more on Wisconsin's mental health institutes.
The Department of Health Services wants to spend an additional $15.8 million beyond the state budget on upgrades at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, the Winnebago Mental Health Institute near Oshkosh and three centers for the mentally disabled in Madison, Union Grove and Chippewa Falls.
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