BOWLER - North Star Mohican Casino will celebrate 25 years in gaming during the month of May and throughout 2017. On Thursday, May 25, the "Midwest's Friendliest Casino" offered a free barbecue and ceremonial cake-cutting to mark the occasion. Guests enjoyed entertainment, games, and prizes all afternoon, including musical performances by Clint Miller and Kenny James Duo.
North Star is the largest employer in Shawano County, with nearly 500 full- and part-time staff members.
The casino resort is proudly owned by the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians and features Bingo and more than 1,200 of the latest and most poplar table games and slot machines.
Resort accommodations feature 129 hotel rooms, suites, and full-service RV parking spots Guests can also enjoy Pine Hills Golf Course, a fitness center, a business center, a spa, several restaurants, and a conference center and entertainment venue that has showcased many nationally known musical and comedy acts. Frisco Jazz Band is scheduled to perform this weekend, starting at 9 p.m. tonight.
For more information, you can visit North Star's website at the link below or call 1-800-952-0195.
WOODRUFF - The frontline against Aquatic Invasive Species starts at boat landings across the Northwoods. But understanding what you're fighting starts in Northwoods Schools.
That's why Arbor-Vitae Woodruff Elementary School teachers are teaching their students about AIS.
More than 50 fourth grade students have been learning about invasive species, participating in field work, and going on field trips through The Great Lakes Expedition. It's all part of the school's curriculum to teach fourth grade students about Wisconsin's history and geography.
RHINELANDER - People at Rhinelander's City Hall know if you need to know a specific ordinance or resolution, you could always turn to Kathy Johnson. That's going to change this week. The city administrator's assistant retires at the end of the day Friday.
Johnson started working for the city five years ago. She and her husband moved here from Rockford, Illinois. Johnson served under four city administrators over that time, including Blaine Oborn, Phil Parkinson, Kristina Aschenbrenner, and Keith Kost.
CHETEK, WI - Sheriff's officials in northwestern Wisconsin have identified the teens involved in a fatal plane crash.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department says 17-year-old Owen Knutson died when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into a river in a rural area near Chetek Wednesday evening. An 18-year-old passenger, Hunter Gillett, was seriously injured. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School senior is hospitalized at Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening.
Walker's plan to be voted on Thursday by the Legislature's budget committee also requires federal approval from President Donald Trump's administration. It could serve as a nationwide blueprint as Walker prepares to run for a third term next year.
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