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Posted on: April 16, 2014

City of Superior COA & Service Design Study Questions and Responses

A number of questions, and responses to those questions regarding the City of Superior COA & Service Design Study have been posted to the Duluth-Superior (MIC) webpage at www.dsmic.org/rfp.

Other questions and their responses received by NWRPC will be posted to the MIC webpage.

Posted on: April 3, 2014

City of Superior – COA Request for Proposal

Northwest Regional Planning Commission is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms to conduct the City of Superior Comprehensive Operational Analysis & Service Design Recommendation Study. Download the RFP.

Posted on: March 18, 2014

Northwest Cleansweep announces the 2014 Household Hazardous Waste schedule!

View the 2014 Northwest Cleansweep Schedule!!!

The NW Counties of Wisconsin host special mobile hazardous waste collections during the summer months and all county residents are encouraged to participate. Residents in the following counties are encouraged to utilize ANY... Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2014

WHEDA Propane Guarantee Program (PGP)

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) has announced two loan guarantee programs for propane dealers as well as other businesses (non-propane dealers).

Information about the programs can be found at the following link:

http://www.wheda... Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2013

Big Water Coffee Roasters Expands Business With Help From NWBDC Loan

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) assisted Big Water Coffee Roasters of Bayfield, WI in their business expansion.

Program Manager, Jeff Dietrich (not pictured), worked with the business to secure a loan through the Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2013

Douglas County Prepares Draft 2014-2018 Outdoor Recreation Plan

Douglas County has prepared a draft 2014-2018 Outdoor Recreation Plan that will guide improvements to recreational facilities throughout the county.

The purpose of the plan is to investigate Douglas County’s existing outdoor recreational resources and anticipate future demands by developing recommendations for county administered outdoor recreational facilities.... Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2013

NWREDF Helps Fund Lakeside Villa Assisted Living in Phillips

Community Financial Bank and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission partnered together to assist Ken and Lorraine Kiefer in establishing Lakeside Villa, a new Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) on Hwy 13 in Phillips across from Elk Lake.

Northwest Regional Economic Development Funds are being used in the... Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2013

Duluth-Superior MIC Adopts 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Plan

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council recently adopted the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) represents state and federally funded projects planned within the metropolitan planning area of Superior, Wisconsin over calendar years 2014-2017.

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Posted on: November 4, 2013

NWRPC Chosen as Coordinating Entity for Proposed National Heritage Area in St. Croix River Region

As the Coordinating Entity of a possible National Heritage Area (NHA), the NWRPC would work with local partners on the creation and implementation of a long-range plan for a Heritage Area.

Heritage Area

"NWRPC has the experience and relationship-building skills needed to ensure a successful community effort,"... Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2013

NWRPC Produces Video that Discusses Dangers of Improper Disposal of Hazardous & Electronic Waste

NWRPC has produced an educational video on the effects of household hazardous and electronic waste to the Lake Superior Basin.

The goal of this video is to help educate and explain what constitutes household hazardous waste, how to dispose of it safely, and the effect it has on water supplies and Lake Superior if it’s not disposed of properly. This... Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2013

Myron Schuster Elected to the National Association of Development Organizations Board of Directors

Washington, DC – Myron Schuster, Executive Director of the Northwest RPC in Spooner, WI, was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2013 – 2014 Board of Directors on August 27, 2013 at NADO’s annual business meeting.

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The meeting was held in conjunction with the association’s 46th annual training conference in San Francisco... Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2013

NWBDC Funds Used to Open Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Spooner

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich, pictured third from the left, behind the children, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity (WRHFH) ReStore in Spooner on Saturday, September 14th.

Northwest Wisconsin Business Development Corporation (NWBDC) funds are being used to support the new store that will operate out of the former Spooner Country Store building on Highway 63.
The opening of the Spooner... Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2013

Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans - Public Meetings

Members of the public, elected officials and representatives of public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human services providers are encouraged to attend meetings...

...to assist in developing Locally Developed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans for individual counties located in Northwest Wisconsin. Attendees will assess transit/transportation needs and gaps... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2013

NWREDF Funds Extended to K-Wood Truss, Inc. of Grantsburg

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich met with K-Wood Truss Rafters, Inc. owners Cynthia Leonard and Alma Karels of K-Wood Truss, Inc. of Grantsburg, WI.

K-Wood Truss Rafters

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Posted on: July 29, 2013

NWRPC Presents on Proposed Pre-Mining Socio-Economic Analysis for a Mine in the Penokee Hills

Jason Laumann, NWRPC Senior Planner/Lake Superior Coastal Specialist gave a presentation at the Iron County Citizen’s Forum meeting on Thursday, July 24th, 2013 at the Oma Town Hall regarding a pre-mining socio-economic analysis.

NWRPC is proposing the development of an unbiased study which would examine the socio-economic impacts of a mine on economic development, transportation infrastructure, public schools, utilities and energy, government... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2013

$1.9 Million in Regional Housing Rehab Funds Available

The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Housing, has awarded the Northwest Regional Housing Program $1,933,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) housing funds.

The CDBG housing rehabilitation funds will be available to qualifying applicants to make necessary repairs to owner- and renter-occupied housing units and to provide down payment assistance to qualifying families purchasing... Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2013

Visions Northwest Regional Economic Development Group Conducting "Export Assessment Survey"

The Visions Northwest Regional Economic Development Group has partnered with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Northwest WI Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC) to conduct an "Export Assessment Survey".

The "Export Assessment Survey" will be of manufacturing businesses within the Northwest Wisconsin region. The purpose of the survey is:

1. To identify those companies in the Northwest Region already exporting... Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2013

HHW events are scheduled in Burnett and Washburn Counties this May and June!

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events are scheduled in the counties of Burnett and Washburn this May and June!

Events will be held on May 22, 2013 at the fairgrounds in Grantsburg and Webster and on June 1, 2013 at the Minong Transfer Station. Questions regarding the events should be directed to 715-635-2197.

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Posted on: April 11, 2013

Northwest Cleansweep announces the 2013 Household Hazardous Waste schedule!

View the 2013 Northwest Cleansweep Schedule!!!

The NW Counties of Wisconsin host special mobile hazardous waste collections during the summer months and all county residents are encouraged to participate. Residents in the following counties are encouraged to utilize ANY... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2013

NWREDF Funds Being Used to Start Mercer Building Supply, LLC

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich, met with Jeff Stenberg and Jim Kichak, who will partner together to open Mercer Building Supply, LLC.

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Posted on: March 27, 2013

INSOURCE Online Newsletter Links to NWRPC Website

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's online newsletter recently published an article about business incubators and the roles they play in early stages of business startup.

The Northwest Enterprise Center Network is referenced in the article when it describes... Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2012

New Grantsburg Enterprise Center Open and Operating

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the industrial incubator in Grantsburg's Industrial Park was held on November 13, 2012.

Grantsburg Enterprise Center Ribbon Cutting

Those attending the ribbon cutting included (from... Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2012

Park Falls Family Restaurant Opens

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Managers John Stroschine and Jeff Dietrich visited the newly opened Park Falls Family Restaurant located on Route 13 in Park Falls, WI.

Park Falls Family Restaurant

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Posted on: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the NWRPC Team: Jeff Dietrich

With the pending (well-deserved) retirement of John Stroschine, our current Business Development Specialist/Loan Fund Manager, NWRPC has hired Jeff Dietrich as a new member of our staff.

Jeff Dietrich
Jeff joined us on October 15th, 2012 and we will be providing many opportunities for everyone to meet him in... Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the NWRPC Team: Clem Larson

Clem Larson joined the NWRPC staff back in August as our Geographic Information Systems Specialist. Here is a background interview of what brought Clem to us here in Spooner, WI.

Clem LarsonWhat are your degrees, qualifications, and previous work experience that pertain to your position as a GIS... Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2012

Groundbreaking for the expansion of G.A Miller, Inc.

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich, pictured on the far right, attended the groundbreaking for the expansion of G.A Miller, Inc. of Prentice, WI.

Private funds along with NWBDC funds are being used to construct the 12,048 square foot building at the Northwest corner of Highway 13 and Old Highway 8. The new site will not only give the business better visibility and... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2012

NWRPC Holds 2012 Annual Meeting

Northwest Regional Planning Commission held its Annual Meeting at Flat Creek Inn & Suites in Hayward, WI on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

Chairman Doug Finn welcomed the attendees and expressed what great partnerships have been formed throughout the Northwest Region. Minutes of the December Semi-Annual Meeting were approved as well as the June 2012 Vouchers.... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2012

Iron County Receives Excellence Award for a Planning Document from APA-Wisconsin Chapter

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In 2008, Iron County embarked on a multi-phase endeavor to identify inconsistencies between the comprehensive plans of the 10 unincorporated towns and the countywide zoning and subdivision ordinances, adopted in 1971.

After several joint county-town meetings, a final proposal was unveiled which created new zoning districts and significantly modified others. A revised subdivision ordinance was also developed, which includes provisions for... Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2012

City of Spooner adopts Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

The City of Spooner adopted a Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan at their March, 2012 City Council meeting. The plan has been created to provide a local approach to meeting existing and future needs for expanding pedestrian and bicycle opportunities.

A bicycle route throughout the City has been proposed that would link neighborhoods, schools, downtown and other community assets. Northwest Regional Planning Commission assisted the City of Spooner in the plan development... Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2012

Steve Rannenberg Receives Distinguished Leadership Award from APA-Wisconsin Chapter

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The Northwest District of the American Planning Association- Wisconsin Chapter annually recognizes outstanding individuals and planning efforts throughout the twenty six counties that make up the district.

Steve Rannenberg, Douglas County Planning and Zoning Administrator was recognized for his distinguished leadership in his work on the Douglas County multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan. From the early organizational,... Read on...