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May 2, 2019 -  Pine Reservoir refill to begin - We Energies will begin refilling the reservoir upstream from the Pine Hydroelectric Power Plant near Florence, Wisconsin, this week. The reservoir will slowly refill back to normal operating elevation throughout the summer.
May 2, 2019 -  UW Rural Schools Focus Group with stipend in Florence County - Due to our collective progressions as a school community,
RERIC recognizes Florence County as an exemplar as a rural Wisconsin community and desires to hear from the citizens of Florence county in their efforts to support our needs and challenges.
Apr. 16, 2019 -  New Broadband Service in Fence, Long Lake and Keyes Peak areas - Broadband equipment installation on the final two Florence County towers, Long Lake and Keyes Peak is now complete. Florence County, in partnership with Northwoods Connect, received a Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant award in August 2017 to provide fixed wireless, high-speed internet service to property owners in the Fence, Long Lake and Keyes Peak areas. These three towers will make available 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speed internet to 1039 businesses, residents and seasonal households.
Apr. 2, 2019 -  Northern Saddle Club Trail Cleanup - The next gathering and trail clean-up for the Northern Saddle Club is scheduled on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 10 am at Halls Creek Equestrian Trail Head. We will be clearing the trails of down trees and fix broken signs and post.
Apr. 1, 2019 -  Northern Saddle Club supports Wisconsin Horse Council - The Northern Saddle Club would like to thank the Wisconsin State Horse Council for all they do. The Wisconsin Horse Council is a non-profit organization representing horsemen and women and the equine industry in WI. In representing the equine industry, they promote the horse through leadership, education, and service, and take a proactive role in the growth of their industry.
Mar. 21, 2019 -  Florence County Motorized Trail System Closing 3/28/19 - For the 2018-2019 season, the entire Florence County Snowmobile and ATV/UTV trail system will be closed effective March 28 at 12:00 AM.
Mar. 15, 2019 -  Florence County Highlighted on Discover Wisconsin March 16-17 - Madison, WISCONSIN – (March 7, 2019) – Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on four Main Street communities in an upcoming episode. “Just Off Main Street” features the communities of Osceola, Florence County, Whitewater, and Omro and premieres on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00am on Fox Sports Wisconsin. The episode is currently available for streaming on Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, and Smart TV and will also be available on after March 17.
Feb. 26, 2019 -  Roberts Memorial Race Winners - The winner of the Mike Roberts Memorial Ski Race trophy with the fastest time of the day was Logan Thompson of Florence (age12) with a time of 20.88 seconds. 55 students participated in the Roberts Memorial Ski Race and Lessons event at Keyes Peak Ski Hill in Florence, WI last Saturday. Organizers thank the coaches, staff and skiers from Granite Peak Ski Team who traveled from Wausau on a very snowy morning to volunteer their time, expertise and racing equipment

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