Last spring a nursing home in Crandon closed down. Now the facility is expected to open up again thanks to a new local owner. You'll hear from the Forest County Economic Development director on what that means for the area.
We'll show you the progress of the Vilas County Courthouse expansion project and tell you when it's expected to be finished.
And we'll tell you about a new schedule for students at the Rhinelander middle school and talk to school officials about the reason for the changes.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
RHINELANDER - Local veterinarian, Dr. Alison French, actually sees a decrease in vet visits in the winter months due to less outdoor exercise and fewer injuries. But less time outside with pets is not necessarily a good thing.
French recommends you give your pets plenty of water and take walks outside even in the coldest temperatures.
Just like humans, animals dehydrate faster in the cold. Make sure you refill your pet's water bowls.
"Make sure they have fresh water. So if they're outside all the time make sure they have a heated water dish," said French.
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander middle school students could experience a new class schedule this fall.
School administrators have worked for a year and half to change the 20-year-old master schedule.
James Williams Middle School Principal Richard Gretzinger says the main focus of a new schedule is to give students a 30 minute free or "enrichment" period.
"Sometimes students get caught up in getting to go to one class to the other to the other. If we can break up that day for those students and give them some movement, brain breaks and activities… Studies have shown that they will be effective through the day," said Gretzinger.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice identified Craig Justice, a 21-year veteran of the Forest County Sheriff's Department, as the officer who shot and killed Cude on January 4. Justice worked at the Crandon Police Department for one year before joining the Sheriff's Department.
As is normal in an officer-involved shooting, Justice is on paid administrative leave during the investigation.
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan is pressuring Democrats to back a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown and says "cool heads hopefully will prevail."
The Wisconsin Republican is also declining to say if there are enough GOP votes to approve that bill.
Ryan tells reporters he won't bring separate immigration legislation to the House floor unless President Donald Trump supports it. He says Trump is being "completely rational" in demanding that such a bill have stronger border security provisions.
SILVER CITY, MI - Michigan officials have reached a settlement with a mining company involving erosion caused by exploration of an underground copper deposit near Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
The state Department of Environmental Quality says it recently signed a consent order with Copperwood Resources. The company will pay a $25,000 fine, stabilize the site and restore affected wetlands.
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