STEVENS POINT - Students, staff and visitors at UW-Stevens Point won't be able to smoke on campus starting next fall.
The school made the decision after it conducted numerous surveys of students faculty and staff.
The administration also held open forums regarding the issue.
The school's Student Government Association led the effort to change school policy.
School Chancellor Bernie Patterson said "It's time. UW-Stevens Point is known for sustainability and health consciousness. The policy demonstrates our commitment to wellness, which is a major part of our strategic plan."
A committee of students, faculty and staff will come up with a plan to implement the new rules during the spring semester.
EAGLE RIVER - Snowmobile trails open at 6 p.m. in most of Vilas County.
Local businesses that cater to snowmobilers look forward to a successful season.
The trails already have a lot more snow than they did last year at this time.
"Anytime you bring people to the Northwoods, whether it's just the snowmobilers, it's not only helping our business, it helps everybody. They bring family up so they'll go to the Children's Museum, or the downtown and restaraunts. They utilize all the area businesses," said Greg Cook from Track Side in Eagle River.
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