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Update: Names Released In Fatal Oneida Co. Traffic Crash

Two women died in a crash Monday evening between Monico and Three Lakes. The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on highway 45 and Hiles Junction Road, between Monico and Three Lakes. An initial investigation said it appeared the northbound vehicle crossed the center line and collided with the other vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle, 53-year-old Judie M. Miller of Arkansaw, Wisconsin died at the scene. Two teenagers in the southbound...

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Even more flights are becoming available for passengers at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, nearly filling out the entire summer with three flights a day.

Airport Director Matthew Leitner says Delta has given the green light for a longer period of summer flights...

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An event designed to bring music and arts fans and those who believe in sustainability to Rhinelander this fall is beginning to coalesce.

Project North is scheduled to run Thursday, September 26- Sunday, September 29 in downtown Rhinelander and will run at the same time as School of the Arts.

The event is sponsored by ArtStart, WXPR, Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce and Nicolet College.

Chamber spokesperson Evan Verploegh outlines Project North...

Republicans Unveil Plan To Increase Public Defenders, Asst. DA's

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WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Four Central Wisconsin lawmakers announced plans for increased criminal justice funding they would like to see included in the upcoming state budget Monday at the Marathon County Courthouse.

Representative John Spiros of Marshfield, Chairman of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee, says the proposal is yet another olive branch to Governor Tony Evers to help him fulfill a campaign promise.

  •   Two persons are dead in an Oneida county traffic crash,
  •   Renew Wisconsin says more power can cost-effectively be generated by renewables,
  •   Gov. Evers calls for pot decriminalization,
  •   Primary election day in Wisconsin,
  •   The family of Jayme Closs thanks the public for financial help.

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Two women died in a crash Monday evening between Monico and Three Lakes.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on highway 45 and Hiles Junction Road, between Monico and Three Lakes.

An initial investigation said it appeared the northbound vehicle crossed the center line and collided with the other vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle, 53-year-old Judie M. Miller of Arkansaw, Wisconsin died at the scene.

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The Executive Director of a non-profit working to build Wisconsin's renewable energy production disagrees with an assertion made that renewable energy is not economically feasible to meet state energy needs.

Tyler Huebner of Renew Wisconsin was responding to criticism of Governor Tony Evers action to work toward meeting the goals the Paris Climate Accord to reduce carbon emissions. Huebner says some business lobbyists  are using outdated numbers when criticizing the cost of renewable energy.

He says the cost of renewable energy has dropped significantly in recent years...

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A positive 2018 report has paved the way for 2019 for the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association.

2018 was the Association's first full year as a consolidated entity, says ERCLA President Dave Tidmarsh...

"..Previously we had 9 lake associations and then ERCLA. We liquidated the nine individual lake associations and combined them all into ERCLA. One of the key strategic components behind doing that was clarification of our message, because with all the lake associations it was getting muddled as who is really who, and who do I pay?...."

Wisconsin DNR

A program which has seen endangered species come back from the brink of extinction is funded in part by check offs on state income tax returns.

A leader of the program hopes the public thinks about that when they fill out their tax returns.

The Endangered Resources Fund on Wisconsin income tax forms are a primary way to help species like eagles and swans says Drew Feldkirchner of the DNR's Natural Heritage Conservation staff... .

  • Voters in the Northland Pines School District will consider a referendum Tuesday
  • Acting Wisconsin tourism director speats about the need for more research
  • Economic development experts to speak Thursday in Lac du Flambeau
  • Governor plans to propose decriminalizing marijuana

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Few Wisconsin natives rise to national fame and gain recognition for over a hundred years.

The Masked Biologist shares the story of one such resident, a bald eagle, in this week’s Wildlife Matters.

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