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Friday, March 20, 2009

Stimulus Money for Wisconsin

based on a news article in the Superior Telegram, "Federal dollars head to northern Wisconsin," by Shelley Nelson, Mar 11, 2009

$18 million of federal money is headed for northern Wisconsin. The announcement was made by both Representative Dave Obey (D) and Governor Jim Doyle.

Numerous initiatives are included to help stimulate economic opportunity in the northern counties. “In tough economic times these provisions will be important to local communities all over Northern Wisconsin,” Obey said. Two of the listed projects will indirectly benefit the North Country Trail.

Wisconsin’s Wild Waterways will receive $2 million to help protect sensitive lands and acquire new land to improve forest management on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. 63 miles of NCT are located in the Chequamegon.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will receive three-quarters of a million dollars to upgrade the its Communications Center. It will install digital, interoperable communications equipment to replace a communications system that is more than 25-years-old. Douglas County Forests will eventually be host to dozens of miles of NCT. This section is currently under construction.

See Douglas County Wisconsin Welcomes the NCT

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