Report: DNR agrees to sell lake frontage to Walker donor
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A published report says a major donor to Gov. Scott Walker has reached an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources to buy some prime lakefront property in northern Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the agreement calls for the DNR to sell Elizabeth Uihlein (EE'-lyne) 765 feet of frontage on Rest Lake in Vilas County for $275,000. Uihlein currently owns an adjacent condominium complex without lake access.
Uihlein and her husband, Richard, have donated nearly $3 million to Walker in recent years.
A top official of a leading conservation group will urge the Natural Resources Board to reject the deal as now proposed.
But a spokesman for Elizabeth Uihlein said in a statement that she is "dedicated to the improvement of the Town of Manitowish Waters. She wants it to be a pleasant place to live and visit."