MADISON - A Northwoods representative heads up a new task force.
The task force will address rural school issues and was formed by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
Vos named Rhinelander republican representative Rob Swearingen, to serve as the task force's chairman.
It will study different issues, including how rural schools can share innovations and efficiencies, transportation needs, strategies for long-term financial stability, and how to handle declining enrollment.
A report on its findings and recommendations will be done early next year.
Vos plans to announce the task force members next week.
The group will hold its first meeting in Rhinelander and its second meeting in Merrill.
Dates have yet to be determined.
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WAUSAU - Police in Wausau expect to forward forgery charges to the Marathon County District Attorney against four people after finding counterfeit money in the area.
Patrick J. Eppolite Jr., 22; Michael A. Beck, 27; Jeremy J. Hess, 36; and Amanda M. Bender, 32, are currently in jail on probation holds, but investigators believe they're connected to some counterfeit $20 bills in the area, according to the Wausau Police Department.
GREEN BAY - Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and injuring a third person in the Green Bay area.
Jacob Cayer of Ashwaubenon was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. WLUK-TV reports Cayer also is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, burglary, and bail jumping.
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