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Group to monitor Wisconsin bear hunters MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An animal protection group plans to monitor bear hunters in Wisconsin in the first test of the state’s new hunter harassment law. Rod Coronado, the founder of group Wolf Patrol, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2clLorL ) that members will document bear hunting activity in the ChequamegonNicolet National Forest. “Our goal is to help law enforcement and record illegal activity,”
Coronado said. “Our goal isn’t to harass hunters, but we won’t hesitate to exercise our constitutional rights.” This year’s bear hunting season is the first to include increased protections for hunters, anglers and trappers under legislation signed in April by Gov. Scott Walker. Starting Wednesday, hunters are allowed to use dogs to hunt bears. Coronado said the “Right to Hunt Act” impinges on the rights of non-hunting citizens to engage
with the public land. He said he believes the law would be deemed unconstitutional if challenged in court. “A bear hunter’s right isn’t greater than any other person’s right,” Coronado said. “We have as much right to be in the public forest as they do.” Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association president Carl Schoettel said the law will make it easier to enforce harassment by Wolf Patrol and cut back on dan-
gerous encounters. “(Wolf Patrol) is a radical animal rights group led by a convicted eco-terrorist, and we are against anything they try to do to prevent constitutionally protected hunting activity,” Schoettel said. The law expands protections to hunters during training, scouting and baiting activities. It prohibits actions such as remaining in a hunter’s sight to obstruct and photographing, recording or confronting a hunter more than twice
with the intention to interfere. Department
Resources chief warden Todd Schaller said first offenses are a civil citation with a fine up to $500. If a person violates the law two or more times within five years, he or she would face a maximum fine of $10,000 and a sentence of up to nine months.
From left, Mike Winchell, Jason Brodzinski and Roger Wuhrman work for Fifarek Construction as they finish a driveway Monday in Menominee.
Henessee reminded the committee that he has submitted a plan to the board to “pare down our borrowing to very little, essentially $12 million extra dollars.” “What this means we would add three more years to the sales tax being used for debt service,” he explained. “Then in 2029 all of our debt would be paid off if we met all the assumptions that I laid out in my plan to the board. “This is over a longer term, we don’t now what is going to happen. There could be unexpected costs. I still don’t have the
finalized numbers on our health insurance.” Henessee told the committee he doesn’t believe the county is in a “crisis.” “I don’t believe that at all, I believe that’s why we got a Double A rating,” he said. “I think that overall we’re in good shape, that doesn’t mean I don’t think we need to address the issue of our long-term debt. “I think from my perspective it’s important that we get away from funding all of our roads (projects) with borrowed money because in the end you have to pay it off. Right now (with low interest rates) it is very easy to
swept through Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the weeks before she was diagnosed with pneumonia, campaign aides said Monday. The Democratic presidential candidate abruptly left Sunday’s event after feeling “overheated.” A video later posted on Twitter showed her staggering and eventually slumping forward before being held up by three people as she was helped into a van. On Sunday, her campaign answered questions about Clinton’s health and whereabouts with two short statements, both issued hours after she left the memorial in lower Manhattan. More than 20 hours later, her campaign gave a fuller accounting of the episode, which sparked a wave of bipartisan concern about her health and questions about her political transparency. Clinton’s husband, former president Bill Clinton, said in an interview Monday with PBS’ Charlie Rose that Hillary Clinton was “doing fine” after a good night’s sleep. He added that if there are more health problems that caused her apparent weakness, “then it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors.” He said that “on more than one occasion” over the years “the same sort of thing’s happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.” Clinton said in the live telephone interview with CNN that she started to feel hot at the event, which took place on a muggy day in New York. There was little shade where Clinton was standing alongside other dignitaries. As family members of 9/11 victims read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks, she decided to leave and get a drink of water. She was wearing a wool suit and had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, a fact her campaign had not made public. In fact, campaign aides said Monday, a number of staff members at her campaign headquarters had been ill in recent weeks, including campaign manager Robby Mook. At the apartment, she played with her grandchildren, even chasing them around the room, Fallon said. Clinton exited the building on her own, wearing sunglasses and carrying a handbag. She waved to reporters and said: “I’m feeling great. It’s a beautiful day in New York.” She was then driven to her home in suburban Chappaqua, New York. The public was left in the dark about Clinton’s whereabouts for about 90 minutes, sparking widespread speculation about her condition. That was a mistake, Fallon said. Clinton’s doctor, Lisa R. Barback, later came to her home and conducted an examination. In a statement released by the campaign eight hours after the incident, Bardack said the 68-year-old Clinton “became overheated and dehydrated” at the 9/11 ceremony. By the end of the day, she was “rehydrated and recovering nicely,” the doctor said.
borrow more than you really should.” Pazynski said he “concurred 100 percent” with Henessee and that we are not proceeding “blindly, we are making a sound business plan. We’re acting smartly and responsibly.” He said it would be a mistake for the county to “shut down borrowing,” that mistake was made in the past and “we are paying for it now.” “I would be in favor of removing the sunset provision completely for the simple reason that the sales tax would support economic development,” said Supervisor Vilas Schroeder, committee
many of his campaign’s rougher edges. He’s trying to broaden his appeal and win over the moderate and independent voters he’ll need if he hopes to win. Gone are the endless attacks on his former GOP rivals and his aversion to more intimate campaign events. He has even lifted his extraordinary ban on credentialing particular news outlets he’s deemed unfair. And on the worst weekend of Hillary Clinton’s year, Trump stayed largely silent and let her problems make the headlines. Trump’s team had already imposed a day of silence order for Sept. 11, asking supporters to refrain from news interviews and suspending outright campaigning as the nation marked the anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon. But Team Trump even kept quiet Sunday as the news dripped out about Clinton — confusion about where she’d gone after feeling “overheated,” video of her needing assistance and then stumbling while entering a van, her campaign’s eventual revelation that she’d been diagnosed with pneumonia. There were no gloating tweets, no “told-you-so’s” from supporters who’ve been pushing conspiracy theories about her health. When Trump re-emerged, in a pair of early-morning phone interviews with friendly TV stations, he was restrained and reserved, at least on the topic of Clinton’s health. “Something’s going on,” he said on “Fox and Friends, “but I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail and we’ll be seeing her at the debate.” Trump’s tone surprised even longtime supporters like Barry Bennett, a former adviser to his campaign. “That’s the most remarkable thing I’ve seen out of the Trump campaign so far,” said Bennett, adding that, “the old Donald Trump would have gone straight to Twitter.” “He’s frankly a much better candi-
chairman. “We need to maintain our infrastructure because they’re closely tied together. “If you don’t have infrastructure you’re not going to attract economic development. My other reason (for removing the sales tax sunset provision) is Marinette County is a large tourist attraction and why should we carry the burden of borrowing to fund some of these tourist services? We need people to come into the area and help us. I feel tourism could be much better, but the funding is lacking.”
date,” Bennett said, making the case that, if Trump can stay on message for the next seven weeks, he can win in November. Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, credited the discipline to Trump himself, saying that, after months of campaigning, the political novice has seen what works. “What he’s finding now are the best ways to articulate and implement his vision,” Miller said, describing the strategy as “letting Trump be Trump but with discipline.” The new message control follows the campaign’s latest leadership shake-up, including the promotion of Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. Under her guidance, Trump still veers off-script sometimes. But the candidate who once called for outlawing teleprompters for presidential candidates now rarely speaks without reading from one. At a casual “Roast and Ride” event in Iowa last month that featured a long list of elected officials, Trump’s staff awkwardly halted the flow of speakers so the devices could be assembled ahead of his remarks. With the prepared speeches has come a more professional communications apparatus. Trump’s team now often previews his speeches to reporters and sends out excerpts and transcripts to aid with stories. Trump’s schedule has evolved as well. He’s been holding more intimate events, including roundtables with small groups like miners and military spouses. Last week, he met with about a dozen students, teachers and parents at an Ohio charter school, where he sat at a child-size desk. Rep. Chris Collins, a longtime Trump supporter, said he believes the campaign team, under Conway’s guidance, now has Trump “where he needs to be for the last eight weeks.” Even some of Trump’s most vocal critics praised his response both over the weekend and over the last month or so.
because it was never signed by an assessor of record. Former city assessor Jill Schwanz left employment with the city and was replaced for a shorttime by an interim assessor, Robert Desjarlais, who left in March before completing the tax roll. Negro was hired in October. It was because of her involvement in dealing with the State of Michigan Department of Treasury audits and the seized tax roll that Jamo pushed council members to approve her contract in June. “I believe that failing to extend the contract at this time would send a clearly negative message both to the state of Michigan and our residents, and may well jeopardize the city of Menominee’s position with the State of Michigan,” Jamo said at the June 20 city council meeting. “At a time when we have finally gained momentum and are starting to the see the light at the end of the tunnel, with respect to assessing function, I am not aware of any issues that would warrant replacing the current assessor. To the contrary, our assessor has a strong recommendation from the county equalization department director, Peggy Schroud.” He said Schroud’s comments about Negro included “professional, tried very hard to get things accomplished, reports turned in timely manner, easy to work with, extremely thorough and the city is on the way to getting back on track.” “I believe replacing the assessor would be a drastic overreaction,” Jamo said at the time. The city still has not received the 2015 tax roll from the Michigan Department of Treasury. Negro’s resignation will remove her from representing the city in several 2016 tax appeals currently before the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Three of the 12 cases were referred to an outside legal firm by the city; Negro was the respondent on behalf of the city in the remaining cases. Stephanie Simon Morita of the firm of Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich PC, Farmington Hills, Mich., responded in June to complaints filed by Sears Holding Corp. (Kmart); Great Lakes Acquisitions Group LLC; and Fibrek Pulp Recycling US Inc., all of which will be dealt with by the full Michigan Tax Tribunal. A date has already been set for a prehearing general call in Lansing, Mich., for June 16-30, 2017, in the Sears Holding Corp. case. Dates for the two other cases have not yet been scheduled. One of the 12 complaints against the City of Menominee has already been resolved, as parties agreed to a stipulation in the case of 2014 taxes on the Lloyd House LTD project, which should have been subject to an MSHDA PILOT agreement, but was mistakenly billed for 2014 property taxes and mistakenly paid the taxes. The remaining complaints were filed in the MTT’s Small Claims Division. Jamo told the EagleHerald in August that the Farmington Hills, Mich., law firm was hired for cases in the higher court of the tribunal. Negro, as the contracted city assessor, handled the remaining complaints, all of which were brought first before the City of Menominee Board of Review. The EagleHerald asked for copies of Negro’s job application and resume in a Freedom of Information Act request dated Sept. 1. On the same date, the newspaper also requested copies of the city’s 2015 and 2016 versions of the Economic Condition Factor Districts, as well as maps, as they were changed during Negro’s tenure. Jamo responded to both FOIA requests Monday with a request for a 10-day extension to compile the paperwork.
involvement and engagement of all students in an effort to close achievement gaps. ■ To develop business partnerships and programming that will promote and support the local workforce needs. In another matter: ■ The board approved the request by the River Road Riders to access school property for a snowmobile trail.