Another quick moving storm system will roll through the Northwoods Tuesday morning, bringing a small chance for light showers and sprinkles in the morning, with another round of showers and possibly a thundershower later this afternoon. Temperatures will get a small boost for Tuesday afternoon, with highs middle 60s north, to the lower 70s south.
By Associated Press, Wyatt Heller and Stella Porter
The bill came after a year of discussion with state, local and federal officials about how to save the Verso mill, which closed in June 2020 after more than a hundred years of operation. It employed 900 people.
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southern Brown County community is rallying around one of its volunteer firefighters. A few months ago, 27-year old Dillon Steinfeldt had surgery to remove a brain tumor and he is now undergoing radiation, with chemotherapy on the horizon.
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