RHINELANDER - You can watch fake doctors perform fake surgeries on TV almost any night of the week. It's not every day you get to watch an actually surgery performed.
Students from the Northwoods learned their experience Wednesday was not for the faint of heart.
High school and college students filled the Nicolet College Theater in Rhinelander to watch a live stream of an open heart surgery. Doctors, nurses, and other surgical staff from a hospital in Illinois were on camera and answered questions as they put in a left ventricular assistive device in a 37-year-old man's heart.
CRESCENT - Once Eurasian Water Milfoil invades a lake, it likely won't ever leave a lake.
The invasive species has slowly been making its way into lakes here in the Northwoods.
It first occurred in Squash Lake in Oneida County in 2009. The Lake Association had luck containing the plant by using divers.
"We decided to use divers to pull Eurasian Water Milfoil. Over the years we've worked with divers to do that. It cost roughly $25,000 a year to do that," said Squash Lake Association Board Member Craig Zarley.
MADISON - Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer says the state should be rewarded for rejecting federal money to expand Medicaid.
Seemeyer testified Wednesday before the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. Gov. Scott Walker rejected the Medicaid expansion money and instead took a hybrid approach to make sure everyone at poverty level or below was covered.
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