WHITE LAKE - Many rural school districts need to pass referendums in order to stay open.
White Lake School will try to pass a referendum for the third time this April.
The first time it only failed by two votes.
That's why the school wants the community to know why the district needs the referendum.
On Saturday more than 60 White Lake community members learned more about the school's upcoming referendum when the school held an informational meeting about the vote.
School administrators say it's important to get the facts to the public.
"There is a referendum committee that has been given the facts of our financial challenges," says White Lake School Superintendent Bill Fisher. Their role is to communicate with other community members to get the factual information out about the needs of the school district."
Administrators spoke about the community losing state aid every year. They say that's a big reason they need to ask the community for more funding.
Administrators want people who attended the meeting to talk to others about it.
"This is a door-to-door issue and it's about friends, neighbors, family members communicating with each other on what the school's financial needs are," Fisher says.
Community members can visit White Lake School's website at the link below to ask any questions about the referendum.
MINOCQUA - A Lakeland Union High School student could face punishment for putting a shooting threat in a bathroom last week.
According to a press release, the Minocqua Police Department believes the girl officers talked to today is likely the person who left graffiti referencing the Parkland, Florida school shooting in an LUHS girls' bathroom on Thursday.
HAYWARD - Trail conditions for this year's American Birkebeiner race will be just about perfect.
Executive Director Ben Popp said there's about a six inch base, three inches of snow on top, and more snow on the way in the Hayward area.
"The energy right now is just unreal. You can feel it here in Hayward and Cable and certainly around the world. Now with a gold medal, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall, brings more excitement to not only this event, but the sport. So it's a really great time to be a cross country skier," said Popp.
MILWAUKEE - A Wausau-based company that makes architectural metal finishing took home a big honor Thursday night. Linetec won the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce's Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Large Company category.
The annual awards program celebrates Wisconsin companies that are well respected, serve their communities, and make Wisconsin "a better place to live, work, and play", according to a press release from the WMC.
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