Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland

  In parts of Wisconsin, housing prices are sharply rising due to more people looking than are selling. In the Northwoods, a spokesperson says that trend is also in place, but there's more properties available. The Wisconsin Realtors Association puts out a monthly report on housing sales and prices. In August, statewide, housing sales increased 3.3 percent with the median price up 5 percent to $189, 000. Both of those figures are based on August 2017 sales and prices. Economist David Clark works with state realtors.

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WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The Marathon County Public Library will not move a book on transgender issues out of the Children's section, as requested by a patron.

A committee voted to keep "Who are You? The Kids' Guide to Gender Identity" by Brook Pessin-Whedbee where it currently sits instead of moving it to the adult guidance area.

Farm Bill: SNAP Work Rules A Big Snag

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Wisconsin News Connection is here.  

MADISON, Wis. - Congress may not be able to finish the farm bill by the end of the month, when the old one expires. One deadlock is a controversial plan to cut access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

Time's Running Out To Comment On Changes To Endangered Species Act

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David P. Whelan

WASHINGTON - Time is almost up to put in your two cents on the Trump Administration's slate of changes that conservation groups say will weaken the Endangered Species Act - The public comment period ends this Monday, . 

Holiday Acres Resort

Summer tourism in the Northwoods is ending and some of our seasonal residents are leaving the Northwoods for their permanent homes elsewhere.

At Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander, a dedicated group of family and friends have been coming up the last week of July every year for almost 50 years. Holiday Acres recently asked some of them to interview each other about what that tradition and the Northwoods as a whole means to them.

Holiday Acres Resort

Summer tourism in the Northwoods is ending and some of our seasonal residents are leaving the Northwoods for their permanent homes elsewhere.

At Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander, a dedicated group of family and friends have been coming up the last week of July every year for almost 50 years. Holiday Acres recently asked some of them to interview each other about what that tradition and the Northwoods as a whole means to them.

Laura MacFarland

Anglers will likely noticed improved trout fishing in the Wabeno area in upcoming years.

DNR crews are working in Wabeno to improve the fishing next to the town park and elementary school.

Great Lakes Stream Restoration Manager for Trout Unlimited, Laura MacFarland, says the goal is to make the trout fishing better, especially near the town's barrier-free fishing platforms...

Wikipedia

Saturday is a key day for the public to help fight Alzheimer's Disease.

Friday is also a time to rally for the event. The 2018 Walk To End Alzheimer's is this weekend.

Local Alzheimer's Association spokesperson Julie St. Pierre tells us what's happening..

WXPR

 Earlier this year it was a stretch of lawn on the east side of the Oneida County Courthouse.

Now it's a pollinator garden, complete with bees and Monarch butterflies. Oneida County Pollinator Project Coordinator Baerbel Ehrig says the garden was planted with pollinator-attracting plants in late June. They decided since most of the plants are done blooming to dedicate a sign to the project.

But the cooler weather still had a couple of visitors...

Debra Durchslag

    

Citizens now have easier access to voting information at three Northwoods libraries.

The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods has placed Voter Education and Registration Information at the Rhinelander and Minocqua Public Libraries and the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River.

League spokesperson Debra Durchslag says by the end of September, Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Lincoln and Langlade counties will be involved.

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