- The Wisconsin Wetlands Association recently released a new book helping people understand how to care for and protect Wisconsin's wetlands. We visit a Northwoods wetland to find out how people can protect wetlands in our area.
- Plus, Richard Branson recently announced some of his employees at Virgin Airlines will get unlimited holiday vacation time. He's hoping that would increase productivity and keep employees at the company longer, but leaders at Nicolet Staffing in Rhinelander says that won't work here. Find out the details on why unlimited holiday vacation would only work for global companies.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
UW-Marathon County issues voter IDs to students who need one
WAUSAU - A local college wants to make sure its students can vote this November.
UW-Marathon County is issuing voter IDs to students that don't have them.
Everyone in Wisconsin needs to have an ID to vote this fall.
The university started making the IDs Monday.
All UW schools will be issuing IDs to students who need one.
"The biggest reason that we're doing this is we really want our students to have that opportunity to vote," says Interim Assistant Campus Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at UW-Marathon County Carla Rabe. "Some of our students may not have the proper voter ID, and so for us to offer that opportunity to our students really just encourages them to really take the importance in voting."
Put on your dancing shoes! Rhinelander is offering a ballroom dancing class
RHINELANDER - Do you have a wedding or social event coming up... but feel like you have two left feet? Well, there's still time to learn some fancy footwork of your own.
The Rhinelander Community Education program will be holding a ballroom class next Tuesday, October 7th. You can come alone or as a couple, but you must register beforehand. The instructor will go over the basics of swing, waltz and polka.
MADISON - The state Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters they need to upgrade the agency's sunrise-sunset mobile app.
The DNR created the app in 2012 to help hunters check for the start and end of legal hunting hours. Agency officials say they've created a sunrise-sunset calculator in the Official Guide for Wisconsin's Fishing Hunting and Wildlife mobile app released late last year and the old sunrise-sunset app is no longer supported.
TWO RIVERS - The parent company of Wisconsin Public Service Corp. is cleaning up environmental pollutants left behind by a manufactured gas plant it operated.
HTR Media (http://htrne.ws/YMvkWa ) reports Integrys Energy Group, Inc. is seeking regulatory closure for the Two Rivers plant that ceased operations almost seven decades ago. The Chicago-based company has signed an ``order on consent for removal action'' with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address about 70,000 cubic yards of coal tar that remain on the 4-acre site.
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