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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 02/27/2015
- Keeping young, bright people in the Northwoods is a challenge, like it is for much of the rest of the state. Find out how WEDC hopes to help with that problem.

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 LOCAL NEWS

RHINELANDER - Electricity costs a lot of money, especially when you're not used to paying for it.

The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry moved into a new location in October. In the old building, the pantry didn't have to pay for utilities. Now they do.

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WAUSAU - Students in Wausau will be able to go to school online next school year.

The Wausau School District is working on a virtual school program. The program named Wausau Area Virtual Education is for sixth through 12th graders.

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LANGLADE COUNTY - With these frigid temperatures, it seems like summer is far away. But one local group is already planning for the summer months.


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NORTHERN WISCONSIN - Deer councils in Northern Wisconsin want to see more deer. Harsh winters have decreased local deer population and harvest levels. Leaders in the Northwoods hope local changes with deer population management goals will help.

A 2012 state deer report set up local deer advisory councils. They now recommend whether to increase, maintain, or decrease deer population.

The Natural Resources Board voted and approved council plans for deer populations throughout the entire state. For northern Wisconsin counties, that means plans to increase the population.

"The biggest tool we have to manage deer populations is to increase or decrease the number of antlerless deer that are taken by hunters," said Antigo's DNR Area Wildlife Supervisor Chuck McCullough. "If we want the population to grow, we take fewer antlerless deer by hunting."

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 REGIONAL NEWS

MOSINEE - Seven people sit in jail, suspected of being involved in a home invasion armed robbery in Mosinee last week.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department believes eight men participated in the robbery.

It happened at a Town of Mosinee residence early last Friday.

The seven men in custody are all from Mosinee.

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OXON HILL, MD. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his experience taking on protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.


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MILWAUKEE - Seven people have been charged with running a large drug distribution operation out of a house on the south side of Milwaukee.

Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern announced Thursday that investigators have seized sizable amounts of cocaine and heroin, weapons and more than $100,000 during searches in Milwaukee and Green Bay in relation to the case.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

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