Walker signs rural teacher loan bill in Rice Lake

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that gives rural teachers a break on their student loans.

The measure forgives 25 percent of state Higher Education Board loans annually as long as the teacher doesn't work in an urban area. The governor signed the bill Thursday at the Rice Lake Area School District.

Walker also signed a bill earlier Thursday authorizing the state to sell land to the city of Appleton for a Fox River visitor center. The Fox River Navigational System Authority will then lease the land from the city and build a visitor's center on it.

The governor signed the bill at a lock and dam in downtown Appleton.

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