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The City of Ladysmith is an economic and cultural center that anchors Rusk County.

Impressive railroad displays in the heart of this designated Main Street Community serve as a reminder that Ladysmith was once a booming rail center.

Cultural arts, music and dance performances are offered year-round. Many weekends feature a local fair or celebration. Ladysmith's Northland Mardi Gras is a popular event in July with the unique and spectacular Venetian Night Parade on the Flambeau River.

A dedicated, skilled labor force bolsters all categories of office, manufacturing and professional services in Ladysmith and the surrounding areas. Industry can be found in one of two modern, well-developed parks on the south side of Ladysmith. Over $175 million in new industrial investment has occurred in the last 20 years.

The quality of education in the Ladysmith School District is extremely high. Total enrollment is just over 1,000 students, spread between a modern high school/middle school campus and renovated elementary school. North Cedar Academy offers excellent private education. Students in this 9-12 campus may obtain an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) and high school diploma simultaneously.

Whatever the season---the fresh green of spring, the full bloom of summer, the gorgeous colors of fall, or the tranquility of winter---you will enjoy your time in Ladysmith.