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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Oneida County Snowmobile Trails Will Not Open

Media Release from Oneida County Forestry Department  Upon further consideration and evaluation of trail conditions, the Oneida County Snowmobile Council has made the decision to keep the Oneida County Funded Snowmobile Trail System closed until further notice. The Oneida County snowmobile trails will not be opening at this time. The Oneida County Snowmobile Council apologizes…

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Johnson Controls to Pay Peshtigo Residents $17.5M to Settle PFAS Lawsuit

By Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal Johnson Controls has agreed to pay $17.5 million to Peshtigo area residents whose water was contaminated by “forever chemicals” from a manufacturing plant in Marinette. The agreement announced Thursday is part of a settlement in a 2018 class action lawsuit against the company’s Tyco Fire Products subsidiary and is…

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Gov. Evers Announces Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity Releases Report and Ten Action Recommendations

By the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity has released “Rural Voices for Prosperity: A Report of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity,” which calls for coordinated measures across state government to meet the needs of Wisconsin’s rural communities. The…

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