Businesses and Non-Profits – Don’t Miss Out: Grant Deadlines Loom for Venues, Sports Teams, Summer Camps and More

Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed last March, continue to funnel outward, making additional assistance available for Wisconsin communities and businesses struggling to recover from the pandemic. The following programs are accepting grant applications: Event Venue Assistance Grants:  Eligibility  This program is focused on event venues struggling due…

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Northwoods Nerds: Providing Technical Support with Heart

By K. Woodzick, Editor If you’re having trouble with your tablet or computer, it might be time to call the nerds. Daniel Lundquist and Neil Borden are lifelong friends. The pair met in elementary school and went on to work together in the IT department at Lakeland Union High School. Neil is currently a student…

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Knick Knack Pattywhack, Give Thrifty Drifter a Call

By Casey Reeves, Northwoods News Digital Journalism Intern While on a recent trip to Eagle River, I decided to kill some time by going shopping at a couple of local stores. I was with my boyfriend and we decided to drive around town until we saw a place that caught our eye. As soon as…

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Nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards are Open

From The State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions MADISON, Wis. – The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability today announced the Council is accepting nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards through March 15, 2021. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for increasing the financial literacy, capability, and financial inclusion of Wisconsin’s…

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Aspirus Health Signs Agreement to Acquire Ascension Care Sites in North/Central Wisconsin

Joint Media Release by Aspirus Health and Ascension Wisconsin WAUSAU, Wisconsin – Aspirus Health and Ascension have signed an agreement to transfer from Ascension to Aspirus ownership of seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics, and air and ground medical transport services located in north and central Wisconsin. “Aspirus is committed to creating thriving, healthy rural communities,”…

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The GRID Connects Northern Wisconsin Entrepreneurs with Resources

From the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Blog  Businesses and entrepreneurs in Wisconsin’s Northwoods have a new go-to source of support. Just a few months after its official launch, the GRID—which stands for Guiding Rural Innovation and Development—is already succeeding at its mission to be the place business owners and startups can reach out to for…

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Inside The Country’s First and Only Native American-Owned Distillery

By Katie Lockhart, Rachel Ray Magazine Surrounded by towering pine trees on the shores of Lake Superior is Copper Crow Distillery, the first and only Native American-owned distillery in the United States. When Curt and Linda Basina, members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, decided to start the distillery in 2017, its…

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