WED PM Update: Evers appoints fifth pick to seven-member DNR Board

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-- Gov. Tony Evers today appointed dairy farmer Paul Buhr to the Natural Resources Board, giving him five picks on the seven-member body.

Bill Bruins' early resignation came a week after Wausau dentist Fred Prehn, another appointee of GOP Gov. Scott Walker, resigned in December after refusing to step down once his appointment expired in May 2021. Prehn's continued service kept the board controlled 4-3 by Walker appointees.

Now, in less than three weeks, it has flipped to a 5-2 Evers majority.

Bruins was originally appoint...

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