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Residents offer input at Conservation Congress


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CONSERVATION WARDEN Matt Meade, left, reads a proposal during Iron County's Conservation Congress annual spring meeting Monday at the Mercer Community Center. Also participating in the meeting were, continuing to the right, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employees Jason Folstad and Jenna Kosnicki.

MERCER, Wis. - In a celebration of the public ownership of the state's natural resources, Wisconsinites gathered Monday night to vote on more than 80 measures regarding Department of Natural Resources policies, during the Wisconsin Conservation Congress' annual spring meetings.

All 72 counties in the state held meetings, with Iron County's being at the Mercer Community Center.

While many of the proposals didn't directly impact Iron County, several proposals would change the regulations within the county.

Among these was a proposal to increase the maximum number of trolling lines allowed per...

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