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UW-Stevens Point Fire Crew Trains The Next Generation

Updated: 03/09/2013 - In the past year, 11 people have died in wildfires nationwide. Not to mention in November alone more than 9.2 million acres of forest, brushland and grassland was lost. With wildfires spreading fast and furious, the demand for trained fire crews is higher than ever. NowUW-Stevens Point is stepping up to meet that need with a wildland fire crew certification class. .

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Many Transfer Options Available for College Students in Area

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Obtaining a college degree can be one of the biggest moments in someone's life. Schools in our area make it easier than ever to start at one campus and end at a different one. Many colleges and universities offer students the option to transfer courses from one school and then use them towards their completion of a degree at another school.

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Teacher on Leave from Colby School Reinstated to Job

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Colby School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Kolden says, after his recommendation, the school board reinstated a teacher who had been on paid administrative leave. The action was taken after a closed meeting Wednesday night.

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Hodag in Running to Be "Best Mascot"

Updated: 03/14/2013 - The Rhinelander Hodag mascot is in the running to be “Best High School Mascot” in a national online voting contest.

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Career Fair Encourages Business Leadership Close to Home

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Whether you want to become a veterinarian, engineer, massage therapist, or just about anything in between, students at Marathon High School are discovering that opportunity is often closer than you think.

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Republicans offer School Spending Plan Increase

Posted: 03/01/2013 - The Republican president of the state Senate is proposing an alternative plan to Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow public school spending to increase $150 more per student in each of the next two years.

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School Threats Come with Detrimental Consequences

Updated: 02/28/2013 - The ramifications of making a school threat are not just immediate. They can haunt you throughout the rest of your life. Both bomb threats and weapon threats are considered felonies. Prosecutors tell me that if the suspect is 17 years or older, he or she will be in adult court. If under, it's handled in Juvenile court, which they say is a bit softer but can still carry life-long consequences.

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Auburndale Takes Precautions after Threat Report

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Wood county sheriff's deputies say their investigation shows the report of a student taking a gun to school Thursday was unfounded. But the district superintendent made the decision not to penalize kids who miss class, anyway.

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Parents Invited to College Info Session at UWMC

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Parents of high school juniors and seniors are invited to have their questions answered about college during information sessions at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County.

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Social Media Helps Pass Rhinelander Referendum

Updated: 02/21/2013 - If you want voters to pass a referendum in the 21st century, then you have to know how to attract the attention of 21st century voters. In Rhinelander that was accomplished by community members who took it upon themselves to create a Facebook page and Youtube video encouraging people to support the referendum.

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UWSP to Offer Nursing Degree

Posted: 02/18/2013 - The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point plans to offer a new bachelor's degree program in nursing.

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Students Urged to Finish GED; Changes Due in 2014

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Adults who've begun working toward their GED are being urged to finish up this year, before the test for a high school equivalency diploma changes and they have to start all over.

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AP NewsBreak: Walker to Expand Voucher Program

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker tells The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that he is proposing Wisconsin's voucher school program expand in such a way that nine districts would immediately qualify, including Madison and Green Bay.

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