- A Lincoln County metal fabricator will pay $60,000 for breaking Wisconsin air pollution laws.
Merrill Fab violated its emission limits from October 2009 through July 2010. The company did report itself that it broke its limit. The company then brought emissions down and has been compliant since 2010.
The DNR gives out air pollution control permits. They say over exposure to the pollutants the company released could hurt people's health and the environment.
The company will pay for fines and court costs for the pollution.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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