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Marshfield Clinic To Build In Minoqua
Saturday, December 16th, 2017 -- 7:05 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director

After a year of hearings, arguments, and appeals, Marshfield Clinic finally got what it wanted on Thursday afternoon.

According to WDLB radio, the Oneida County Board of Adjustment granted a permit for Marshfield Clinic to build a 12-bed, 35-million dollar hospital in Minocqua. Marshfield Clinic Regional Medical Director Dr. William Melms said construction would likely begin in the spring. After six hours of arguments and a 4-1 vote in Marshfield Clinic's favor, the Board of Adjustment reversed a June ruling by the county's Planning and Development Committee. Ascension, which owns the nearby Howard Young Medical Center, fought Marshfield Clinic's plans every step of the way.

The permit comes with conditions. Marshfield Clinic won't be allowed to build a helipad at the new hospital. It will also need to route the majority of traffic off Highway 70, not Townline Road, which serves as the clinic's current main entrance. Ascension has one option for appeal left. They could file a suit in Oneida County Circuit Court. Howard Young Medical Center gave no indication whether that move could be coming.

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