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A Nod to the Field Crew

The cranberry harvest in northern Wisconsin is typically six weeks long starting at the beginning of October and it can be grueling work. Last year, Matthew Rethaber worked on the field crew for a cranberry harvest at James Lake Farms, an organic cranberry marsh in Three Lakes. As part of our series We Live Up Here , he shares memories of last year's harvest. I am walking down the James Lake road path. I stayed at the farmhouse last night. I am still feeling really tired. Last fall I got a...

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U.S. Representative Sean Duffy’s(R-Wausau) bill that would remove endangered-species protections for wolves in the lower 48 states narrowly passed the House of Represenatives Friday.

It would require the Interior Secretary to delist wolves from the Endangered Species Act by the end of 2019 “without regard to any other provision or statute of regulation that applies to issuance of such rule.” The bill also says the delisting “shall not be subject to judicial review.”

The measure passed the House by a vote of 196-180.

  •   Discussions about a People's Day for Marathon county,
  •   The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry wants contributions to their 'seed money',
  •   Hunters are cautioned about looking for deer on an Air National Guard range,
  •   No injuries after a man with a gun evacuates a housing complex in Marshfield.

Rhinelander Area Food Pantry

The term 'seed money' is often used to talk about funding a new business adventure. The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is hoping you plant a little seed money.

A Maine-based non-profit...seedmoney. org.. is helping food pantries thrive by using social media crowd funding.

Executive Director of the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, Guy Hansen, says Seed Money is a way to collect money from people, mostly in small amounts, through the internet.

A Nod to the Field Crew

Nov 16, 2018
Matthew Rethaber

The cranberry harvest in northern Wisconsin is typically six weeks long starting at the beginning of October and it can be grueling work.

Last year, Matthew Rethaber worked on the field crew for a cranberry harvest at James Lake Farms, an organic cranberry marsh in Three Lakes. As part of our series We Live Up Here, he shares memories of last year's harvest.

I am walking down the James Lake road path.  I stayed at the farmhouse last night.  I am still feeling really tired.

Last fall I got a job working on a cranberry marsh called James Lake Farms.

Wisconsin DNR

The DNR is making another call for hunters to come in with deer heads so the agency can get a better idea about the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the area.

Positive deer have been identified at a Three Lakes game farm which triggered CWD rules for the hunt in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties. Wild deer were found with the disease in northern Lincoln county which triggered special rules for Lincoln and Langlade counties.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

There's still time to provide input on proposed changes to recreation sites in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

The Forest reviewed 193 developed recreation sites. Forest program manager Tim Vetter explains what is proposed... 

  •   An unlicensed Wausau day care provider is facing authorities after the death of a child,
  •   Protections for the Great Lakes passes the U.S. Senate,
  •   Today is the Great American Smokeout, to help smokers kick the habit,
  •   Deer stand safety is emphasized as Wisconsin's deer hunt is set to open Saturday.

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Hunters by the hundreds of thousands will be in the woods and fields this weekend as Wisconsin's gun deer hunt begins, but safety experts say the hunt, and possibly the hunter's life, could be severely affected by a fall from an elevated tree stand.

A conservation warden based in Rhinelander, Jim Jung says hunters spend a lot of money on clothing, gear and firearms but doing basic tree stand safety also is necessary...

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While the numbers of people still smoking has dropped below one in five adults, smoking continues to contribute in a major way to health-related concerns for U.S. health. Thursday(11/15/18) is the 43rd annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

The idea is if you can quit for today, you might continue to stop smoking altogether.

Rhinelander native Kim Kinner is a spokesperson for the Wisconsin chapter. She says each year the event raises awareness to a smoke-free and healthier lifestyle...

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