EAGLE RIVER - A Northwoods potato seed farm recently shared a big announcement.
Felix Zeloski Farms operates 1900 acres in Eagle River.
Zeloski Farms in Eagle River will now run under new ownership.
"It's been a real opportunity for all of us who are employed to do something that's important to the industry and we love it. We enjoy working every day here," said Ron Krueger.
The change took place July 17.
Zeloski Farms was sold to Eagle River Seed Farm LLC.
It's jointly owned and operated by RPE Inc. and CSS Farms.
The new title doesn't mean too many changes.
Krueger and his team of workers will continue to operate all of Zeloski Farms.
"I guess this is the culmination of that, Wysocki Family Farms and CSS Farms decided to come together and purchase this operation and keep it running exactly the way it has been running and allow us to keep doing our jobs," said Krueger.
Leaders at the farm say they won't have any cutbacks.
"It's a win-win for everyone. Now we have a future that we can look at and say, we're going to be here for a long time," said Krueger.
Zeloski Farms sells most of its potato seed to fresh potato growers, chip growers and processors.
MADISON - Wisconsin Elections Commission staff plan to hire a half-dozen new employees and upgrade software to bolster election security.
The commission received a $7 million federal grant in March to upgrade security after Russian actors tried to access a state Department of Workforce Development system before the 2016 election.
Staff told the commission Thursday that the Department of Administration has approved hiring six new four-year security positions, including an information technology project manager, an elections security trainer and a voting systems specialist.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to lift overseas ballot restrictions to avoid a legal battle.
The U.S. Department of Justice warned earlier this month that it's preparing to sue because Wisconsin law doesn't let temporary overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically or to submit downloadable back-up ballots in case they don't have time to return an official ballot.
Federal law allows all overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically and submit back-up ballots. Assembly Republicans passed a bill that would have aligned Wisconsin's statutes with the federal law but the measure died in April after Senate Republicans added language limiting special legislative elections.
FOX CROSSING - State justice officials say a police officer in the Fox Valley has fatally shot a suspect.
The Department of Justice says Fox Crossing police responded to a report of a man threatening people at Fritze Park Wednesday afternoon. Police say numerous people called about a man who they said was acting erratically and was armed with a knife.
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