MINOCQUA - After nearly five hours of testimony at a hearing Thursday night, Marshfield Clinic got neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down to build a proposed new hospital in Minocqua.
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee has the power to grant or deny Marshfield Clinic's application for a conditional use permit. Marshfield Clinic wants the permit to build a 12-bed, 72,000 square foot, $30 million hospital in Minocqua.
Anxious medical workers, health care administrators, and the public will need to wait until at least next Wednesday. Committee chair Scott Holewinski decided to hear all input on the proposal Thursday night, but put off a vote until the committee's next meeting on Wednesday in Rhinelander.
ONEIDA COUNTY - The number of people battling aquatic invasive species here in Oneida County keeps growing.
Thursday night, one of three Clean Boats, Clean Waters workshops hosted by the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department was held. These workshops are to help inspectors know how and why it's important to prevent the spread of AIS.
"This is to teach watercraft inspectors whether they're new or seasoned the ins and outs of how to inspect a watercraft as their coming in and out of boat landings so we can help protect water bodies," said Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Stephanie Boismenue.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says he hopes President Donald Trump's aggressive negotiating style will get Canadian officials to delay policy changes that will evaporate the demand for Wisconsin milk producers.
Walker said Wednesday that Trump's retaliatory move to impose tariffs on Canadian lumber was aggressive but appreciated.
Dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers lost a market for their milk after Canada announced plans to change its dairy pricing policy to favor domestic milk.
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