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Prison is a possibility for a Marinette County man.

Prison is now a possibility for a northern Marinette County man accused in a repeat drunk driving case. 36-year old Jonathan L. Wszelaki of Athelstane has entered a no contest plea to his 4th Operating while Intoxicated charge within Five Years--a felony. His sentencing is scheduled for April 28th in Marinette County Court. According to the criminal complaint, Wszelaki was pulled over by police in the Town of Silver Cliff in November for allegedly driving without a valid license. Police report he blew a point-one-nine-seven in a preliminary breath test.

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Marinette County's Unemployment rate is on the rise.

 department of workforce developmentAccording to the latest figures from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Marinette County’s seasonally unadjusted jobless rate rose to 5.7% in January, up from the 5.3% recorded in December. The new January rate is still an improvement from January of 2016 when Marinette County’s unemployment rate came in at 6.3%. Marinette County is now ranked as having the 20th highest jobless rate out of Wisconsin’s 72-counties.

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Snapshot Wisconsin A volunteer-based project for wildlife monitoring

snapshot wisconsinLandowners in Marinette County who would like to play a key role in wildlife management are urged to check out Snapshot Wisconsin. The Snapshot Wisconsin project is a citizen science effort to capture images of all types of wildlife.

This project is led by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the UW-Extension. Snapshot Wisconsin offers an opportunity to view wildlife in their normal routines, in the wild, and data collected will help researchers better understand Wisconsin’s ecological landscapes.

To qualify, you must have access to at least ten acres of private land in Marinette County. For more information on how to sign up simply visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/research/projects/snapshot/

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New Hours for Marinette City Hall

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There’s new hours for Marinette City Hall. Effective Monday, March 20th, Marinette City Hall and the Marinette Police Department will have new office hours. The hours will now be Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 4pm. The Marinette Building Inspectors office hours will be Monday through Friday 8am until 3pm. If you have any questions pertaining to the new hours, you can contact Marinette City Hall at 715-732-5120.

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Two of Menominee's Annual Fireworks events are looking for approval.

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At this week’s, City of Menominee Public Safety – Public Works committee meeting the committee discussed the Fireworks displays that are scheduled for this summer. First, they discussed the newly formed partnership with the City of Marinette and their five-thousand-dollar contribution towards the Fourth of July fireworks, and while both communities have questions as to where they will be held, Menominee City Manager, Tony Graff, stated that Menominee and Marinette will hold a joint council meeting to discuss the future of the Fireworks, but for this year everything will remain the same. Secondly, was the consideration of obtaining a permit for the annual Waterfront Festival Fireworks and little discussion was needed for the already budgeted fireworks. Both events were universally approved by the committee and it now moves forward to council for final approval.

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