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How did Wisconsin Dells become waterpark capital of world?

Jan. 22, 2022 01:02 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Dells is a city unlike any other in Wisconsin. Driving around you can see a replica Greek coliseum with a hotel inside it, a tourist attraction built to look like an upside White House and the famous waterslides that twist and turn to create a...

Oxford artist hits it big, seeks community’s help

Jan. 22, 2022 00:05 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Local artist, designer and business owner Timber Heard shot for the stars and hit her target, but she is asking for community support to take her next big step. Heard designs handbags and jewelry pieces and creates custom orders for customers through her...

Trade data: Myanmar teak exports helping fund military rule

Jan. 11, 2022 06:43 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — American companies are still importing teak from Myanmar despite sanctions imposed after the military seized power last year, a report based on trade data said Tuesday. Teak is one of the most valuable hardwoods, used in yachts, home flooring, doors, window frames...

Disabled Army veteran helping others through woodworking

Jan. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — An Army colonel who found relief from post-traumatic stress disorder through an old woodworking craft hopes the same thing that helped him might help others. Roger Lintz says his eventual freedom from PTSD came through working with his hands as a timber...

Timber company returns waterfront property to tribe

Dec. 23, 2021 09:17 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Port Blakely Companies, a family-owned company with timber operations in the U.S. and New Zealand, has returned 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) of waterfront and 125 acres (51 hectares) of tidelands on Little Skookum Inlet in Mason County to the Squaxin Island Tribe, at no cost. ...

Idaho Land Board officials present $55 million to schools

Dec. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lands generated $55 million for public schools that Republican Gov. Brad Little and other top elected state officials presented to students on Tuesday in an annual symbolic big check ceremony at the Statehouse. The presentation by Land Board officials...

Court rules against proposed frac sand plant in Wisconsin

Dec. 16, 2021 11:18 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate a permit for a proposed $75 million frac sand operation in western Wisconsin, a victory for environmentalists who have been fighting for years to protect the 16 acres (6.5 hectares) of pristine wetlands. ...

Scenic stretch of Lost Coast redwoods to be spared the ax

Dec. 09, 2021 19:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rugged Lost Coast is about to become less forbidding. A conservation group on Thursday said it planned to purchase a scenic 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of the Northern California coastline from a lumber company to protect it from logging and eventually open...

Mexico, US announce plan for aid to Central America

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced a joint plan with the United States Wednesday to send development and agricultural aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, to stem the wave of migration from those Central American countries. Mexico had long sought a U.S....

Police: Driver stole lumber, led high-speed chase

Nov. 26, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WILSON'S MILLS, N.C. (AP) — A driver stole a trailer loaded with lumber from a North Carolina construction site and led law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said. A Wilson's Mills police officer stopped a pickup truck...