Starting next year, Wisconsin’s forestry programs will be run from Rhinelander instead of Madison. Governor Scott Walker went to the northern Wisconsin city on Wednesday to say it was chosen above finalists Wausau and Hayward for the new D-N-R Forestry Division headquarters. About 40 cities applied to host it after Republican lawmakers put the facility in the 2015 state budget — and Walker said Rhinelander was chosen because it would create more “interaction and engagement” between state forestry officials and those who work in the industry. The state’s chief forester, Fred Souba, plans to move his office to Rhinelander by December first with other leaders in place by January. Walker says the cost of moving the office won’t be as high as some thought, since it will be placed in the state’s current D-N-R Service Center in Rhinelander.