MADISON - The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is gearing up for another round of annual spring hearings next month.
It's a group of influential sportsmen who advise the DNR on policy. Every April it holds hearings in all 72 counties for people to vote on suggested changes to DNR regulations.
This year's hearings are scheduled for April 8.
People can weigh in on changing sturgeon spearing hours; allowing motor trolling statewide; allowing the use of rifles for deer hunting statewide; and overnight placement of stands and blinds on DNR-owned and managed land.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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