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The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center In Iron Mountain has received top ratings from a group doing analysis of VA medical services.

Iron Mountain VA spokesperson Brad Nelson says the study is a measurement system the national VA has been using to help the local centers measure 25 quality metrics including efficiency and productivity metrics.

It measures death rate, patient satisfaction and many other services. Only the top 10 percent of the 130 VA medical centers get five-star rankings...

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The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods will be a partner hosting voter registration assistance tomorrow on National Voter Registration Day.

The day was first observed in 2012. Community volunteers and organizations educate and assist voters to register on this day.

League of Women Voters of the Northwoods spokesperson Debra Durchslag says they will be staffing at two area libraries tomorrow...

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A fire Friday evening in Rhinelander has claimed a life.

Rhinelander Police report they were called shortly before 7:30 p.m.  (9/21)to a house fire at 320 Rose Street

. When firefighters entered the home they found an unresponsive man on the floor. Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the victim will be released when next of kin are notified.

The State Fire Marshall's office is investigating along with Rhinelander Police and Fire Departments, and the Oneida County Medical Examiner's Office.

School District of Rhinelander

Rhinelander's Partners In Education(PIE) has been chosen as one of five "Friends of Eduction" by the State Department of Public Instruction.

President Ben Meyer says PIE works to strengthen ties between local businesses and the School District of Rhinelander.

He says they picked up the award in Madison...

  •   The Marathon County Library decides against re-classifying a book on transgender youth,
  •   The Farm Bill is held up because of work requirements for SNAP recipients,
  •   The comment period is ending for the Endangered Species Act,
  •   Housing sales remain strong though inventory in some areas is very tight.

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

Sep 21, 2018
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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

Sep 21, 2018
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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.

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