Police departments across the U.S. are having problems recruiting officers, and North Central Wisconsin is no exception. Tonight we talk with local police departments to find out why fewer young people want to become police officers than in years past.
We talk to the Northland Pines School District Superintendent about a program that allows international students to get both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.
And we'll introduce you to a Langlade County couple who want to share their passion of sled dog racing with the community.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
EAGLE RIVER - In the next couple weeks, Gov. Scott Walker will release Wisconsin's budget for the next two years. Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) and Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) thought it would be a perfect time to host listening sessions in a number of Northwoods communities.
One of the sessions was at the Eagle River library Monday. Some people brought up the poor road conditions in the area. Tiffany says transportation funding is one of the items he will be looking at closely in the upcoming budget.
EAGLE RIVER - People stopped at the site of Eagle River's Ice Castle on Monday, cellphone cameras in hand. But unlike the previous week, they weren't taking pictures of the beautiful and iconic castle.
Instead, they were taking pictures of its demolition.
Warm winter weather made the Ice Castle's structure come apart--and made it a safety hazard.
MILWAUKEE - The state chamber of commerce is praising Gov. Scott Walker's welfare reform proposal that would penalize low-income parents who don't work more than 80 hours a month.
But the Democratic leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says the measure shows Walker has a double standard. Senate Minority Leader Jen Shilling says Walker is creating one set of rules for working families while giving millions in tax breaks to the wealthy.
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