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North to get vote on natural resources


By Kurt Kruger

I’VE BEEN so concerned with the lack of North Woods representation on the Natural Resources Board that Friday’s announcement about the appointment of Gary Zimmer was like a prayer answered.

The scribbler had gone so far as to write a pointed column for this week’s paper on the injustice of the 18-county Northern Region not having a vote on the board. I had to scrap that version.

Governor Walker appointed Zimmer, of Laona, a regional biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society and a former biologist with the U.S. Forest Service. He’s an expert in wildlife management, especially when it comes to habitat development.

This is great news for the North Woods, and I might

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:59 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:15 PM

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