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Integrys Energy to sell former Awassa Lodge in Vilas County

ST. GERMAIN, WI (WTAQ) - A former lodge for utility employees is being sold in far northern Wisconsin.

Integrys, the parent company of the Wisconsin Public Service utility, is selling 200 acres of its former Awassa Lodge along Lake Content in the Vilas County community of St. Germain.

Kerry Spees of Wisconsin Public Service said the site was a retreat for employees -- but the firm decided a couple years ago that neither the lodge nor the acreage was needed.

The land has since been sub-divided into 23 lots, most along the lakefront. A firm began marketing the property last week, and an auction will take place September 18th in St. Germain.

Also, Integrys is negotiating with a single buyer for another 235 acres of the lodge site that's not adjacent to the lake. Spees said the land could have been sold a few years ago, had it not been for plunge in the real estate market during the Great Recession.

There's also a small amount of land on Big St. Germain Lake. For more information, go to the company's Web site at IntegrysGroup.com

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)