RHINELANDER - One Northwoods company works with a huge amount of black printer ink every day.
But now, they can call themselves "green".
Laser Pros of Rhinelander remanufactures laser printers and parts.
The company has improved their operations in nine different "sustainability areas".
That earned them recognition as a "Green Professional" from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.
Some of the changes were easy, like installing motion sensors in their offices.
"But then, you get into the more complex things, like virtual servers. Virtual servers basically take ten desktop units, and convert them into one unit. Therefore, you have almost a 90 percent savings in energy consumption," says Denny Dunn, the Laser Pros Director of Operations.
While the cost up front can be high, the energy savings can end up in long-term savings.
The award is in the second-highest tier honored by the Sustainable Business Council.
Laser Pros is looking to improve their eco-friendliness even more.
"Always. It's something that we always have to work hard at. Just when we think we've done all we can, it's time to take a look at our processes and see where we can make improvements," Dunn says.
More than 100 people work in Laser Pros' Rhinelander location.
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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