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Voter registration rules now in effect

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) is providing guidance to voters and local election officials about voter registration requirements that became effective last week.

All electors, except those in the military and those residing overseas permanently, must now provide a valid proof of residence document when registering to vote.

Under previous law, a document establishing residency was not required if an elector registered to vote more than 20 days before an election.

“The Legislature sought to make the proof of

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:54 PM
Sanderson named official of Ministry’s northern region

Pete Sanderson recently was named vice president for Ministry Med­ical Group’s (MMG) northern re­gion, according to Bob Sookochoff, president of MMG.

Sanderson was selected following a search process that involved representatives from medical group leadership, northern region physicians, nursing leaders and human resources.

He fills the role formerly held by Sookochoff, who was recently named president.

Sanderson is an experienced

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:54 PM
Utility customers may shut off water April 28

Eagle River Light & Water recently announced that starting Monday, April 28, customers no longer have to keep water running to avoid freeze-ups.

“We appreciate the understanding that our customers have shown us in making it through this incredibly long winter,” said utility Manager Pat Weber.

For more information, call the utility’s office at (715) 479-8121 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:53 PM
Ministry seeks funding increase from municipalities for ambulance
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

After 13 years of operating the Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) ambulance service without an increase in subsidies from participating municipalities, a meeting has been set for Thursday, April 17, to discuss funding hikes, according to Mark Dascalos, manager of Ministry patient care services.

Appearing before the Eagle River City Council last week,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:53 PM
Chapter awards, prizes given out at 36th annual Muskies Inc. banquet
Larry Emerson (center), Jared Adamovich (right), Charles Schauer (not pictured) and Bruce Ludke (not pictured) won the largest released fish of 2013 in the men’s divisions with 52-inch muskies. The awards were presented by Dale Peterson (left). 	—Staff Photo By Ryan Burgy
By Ryan Burgy
Lifestyle Editor

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. held its 36th annual banquet Saturday at Eagle River Inn with 131 muskie enthusiasts attending.

While chapter member fishing awards were presented at the banquet, Bill Jacobs of Eagle River, chapter president, said the purpose of the evening was to raise funds to improve the muskie fishery.

“With the proceeds from this year's banquet,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:48 PM