ACROSS WISCONSIN - The new health care reform law makes health insurance available to the 500,000 Wisconsin residents who don't have it, but not all of them know about the new law or how it applies to them.
Groups are working to teach the uninsured about their options. But a Post-Crescent Media report (http://mnhne.ws/1hiLc8i ) says it's not easy to determine who those people are or where to reach them.
Michael Bare is with the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute in Milwaukee. He says his staff knows where the uninsured are concentrated, but it'll be challenging to get them committed to paying their monthly premiums on time.
Jon Peacock is a research director for Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. He estimates that only half the uninsured population knows about the new law.
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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