EAGLE RIVER - We all love watching little girls figure skate.
But the Eagle River Figure Skating Club President says it's not as easy as it looks.
Most of the girls at the club have been skating for more than four years.
But it takes a lot of time and money to get them to the next level.
"It's work. You fall, you get back up again and you do it over and over again," said Tina Yakel, Figure Skating Club president It takes lots of practice and lots of work and lots of commitment. It's not just pretty, fun stuff like it looks like."
The club president also thinks skating teaches the girls how to have a good work ethic.
"It creates a self-worth, it creates that more of a commitment, that you have to be there to do something," said Yakel. That if you really want to do it, you really have to work for it. and I think it instills that in them when they're young."
Girls at the Eagle River Figure Skating club host skating clinics.
Coaches and skaters from around the world have flown in to teach them.
Some of them have coached and competed in the Olympics.
RHINELANDER - People don't like to pay for things they don't use and don't own, which makes Rhinelander's discovery all the more tricky. The city has been plowing a private alley for more than three decades.
The rocky and narrow alley runs between Pearl and Rose Streets near Hodag Park.
The city public works director realized the mistake about two months ago. The 12 homeowners there own the land, which means every time a Rhinelander plow goes through, it's trespassing.
LANGLADE COUNTY - Lake property owners in the Northwoods often care deeply about the health and well-being of their lakes. The people who live around Rolling Stone Lake in northern Langlade County are just one example.
The lake has a weed cutter machine, a large storage and maintenance building, and public land. Members around the lake pay a little extra tax for those things. But the lake district will also raise thousands of dollars this weekend. They're hosting a picnic, rummage sale, raffles, and bake sale for their lake.
"It's really the best-kept secret in the Northwoods, I think," said Char Waite, a member of the Rolling Stone Lake Protecting and Rehabilitation District. "It's quiet. It's a great lake to fish. It's a great lake to boat. We just love it here."
PHILLIPS - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wants all city police officers to wear body cameras by the end of next year. He made that proposal this week after tension between police and the public in places like Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Ferguson, Missouri.
One Northwoods police department has been using the cameras for years. Phillips police officers have worn body cameras since 2008. They turn them on while responding to many situations in the city.
WISCONSIN - Gogebic Taconite will no longer pursue mining in northern Wisconsin. The company scrapped its plans for a huge iron ore mine in Iron and Ashland Counties this spring.
But state Democrats aren't forgetting about the mining issue. They're proposing a bill which they say would close a loophole in the state's 2013 mining law. That law relaxed the permitting process for iron mines.
The Democrats' bill would make it illegal to fill or destroy the bed of a lake, stream, reservoir, or flowage to mine the materials underneath. Bill author Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) said right now, mining could be done legally under flowages and reservoirs.
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