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Douglas County could expand the benefits available to the county board chairman. After the issue was referred back to the Executive Committee, the panel opted to expand the options for health and dental insurance — at the same cost any county employee would pay — for the county board chairman to include family coverage.
Cpl. Donald Baer was 20 when his regiment -- among the first -- was sent to North Korea just days after North Korean forces invaded the south in 1950.
Superior's City Council is taking no action yet against Kestrel Aircraft to recoup overdue loan payments. The Council met in closed session Tuesday night to weigh its options to recoup about $2 million still owed on loans after the company failed to make its last two annualized payments on a $2.6 million loan. While the company made payments on time in 2014 and 2015, no payments have been made in 2016 or this year. The most recent payment was due Oct. 15.
The Council met in closed session Tuesday night to weigh its options to recoup about $2 million still owed on loans after the company failed to make its last two annualized payments on a $2.6 million loan.
Tonight, the Council considers a measure that would allow police or designees to shoot the fowl on private property with owners or managers' permission and on public property.
Douglas County has adopted its $54.4 million budget for 2018.
The public gets a chance to weigh in on Douglas County's proposed 2018 budget tonight. The nearly $54.4 million spending plan will levy about $16.9 million in property taxes this year, a 1.39 percent increase over 2017. The levy includes $469,969 in special levy charges that won't be paid by Superior residents. The special levy pays for services such as library, bridge aids for rural communities and recycling and waste management.
Superior's Comprehensive Recreation Planning Committee got its first glimpse at the preliminary results of a survey designed to guide its process based on residents' wishes. "People took this seriously," said Jason Laumann of Northwest Regional Planning Commission. He said while surveys like this often contain "Easter eggs," political commentary or jokes, neither were present in the survey in any significant way.
Planning for the 33rd annual citizen lobbying effort for northernmost Wisconsin kicked off Wednesday with a brainstorming session to determine what issues could be presented in Madison in February. Some of the potential issues are pitches the region has made for years in an ongoing effort to improve the four-county region that includes Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron counties. Others are new ideas or new ways of framing the area's goal.
Douglas County is among a growing number of Wisconsin counties taking on pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.