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Northern lawmakers call for solution to coal shortage

Four northern Wisconsin lawmakers have sent a letter to the National Surface Transportation Board in Washington asking them to take necessary actions in addressing a growing coal shortage for power plants in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar), Rep. Janet Bewley, (D-Ashland), Rep. Nick Milroy, (D-South Range) and Rep. Stephen Smith, (D-Shell Lake) encouraged the agency to take immediate steps to increase coal shipments to Midwest utilities in order to avert an energy crises similar to the propane shortage last winter.

“An energy shortage can harm Wisconsin businesses and consumers

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:55 PM
Intersection accident
 A car and semi-truck collided at the intersection of highways 45 and 70 on Eagle River’s west side last Wednesday afternoon. Authorities reported no serious injuries in the incident.         —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:51 PM
Mental illness group to meet

The Northern Lakes  chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold an informational meeting for residents of Vilas County.

The meeting will be held in the community meeting room at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.

NAMI members will be present to answer questions on mental illness

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:51 PM
Auto show
The 10th annual Three Lakes Car and Boat Show was held on the grounds of the Petroleum Museum in Three Lakes Saturday. There were more than 150 antique and classic cars at the event (above), along with 15 boats and eight vintage outboard motors on display. “This is the first time we held the show in August and it was by far our best year yet. We are glad to add the boats to the show and hope that we will have more boats on display next year,” said event organizer Ed Jacobsen.    —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:49 PM
Legislation aimed to help alleviate propane shortage
By News-Review Staff

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to address the root causes of propane shortages like the one that hit families, farmers, and businesses across the Midwest and other parts of the country this past winter.

The group of Senators introduced the Propane Supply and Security Act, which aims to prevent shortages by improving propane supply and price information, coordinating responses to shortages, studying the need for regional propane reserves, and helping farmers

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:48 PM