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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..

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 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...

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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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Determining which side of Highway K should be used for the last two miles of the Conover-Phelps bike trail into downtown Phelps ran into stiff opposition at Tuesday's meeting of the Vilas County highway committee.

Highway commissioner Nick Scholtes said he received many letters that support the bike trail but not on the south side of Highway K where it would cross several private driveways as opposed to the north side crossing only three.

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Rhinelander's new City Administrator faced the public for the first time this week as he begins his job.

Daniel Guild gave his background, which includes an advanced degree from Michigan State University.

Guild asked the citizens a series of questions about what they want from the City of Rhinelander...

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A large federal investment has been awarded to the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to help improve water infrastructure.

USDA Rural Development Director for Wisconsin Frank Frassetto says that agency is essentially a large bank for rural America and they provide loan, loan guarantees and grants in rural America.

Frassetto details the award In Lac du Flambeau...

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The Oneida County Board this week heard from the new manager of Northwoods Transit Connections and he appreciates being close to home.

Roger Youngren has a long history of maritime shipping experience. He grew up in Kingsford, Michigan and received a degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He had several executive jobs in the Marine Terminal Sector on the east coast. He also worked as a safety expert, and has a background in non-profits as well.

He says he's been riding on the buses of the service for Vilas and Oneida counties...

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The name Frederick S. Robbins might ring a bell for those in the Rhinelander area.

As part of our continued series A Northwoods Moment in History, local historian Gary Entz has the story of his life.

Frederick S. Robbins is a fairly well-known name in Rhinelander history.  He came to the city in 1886, built a sawmill in 1887, and ran the Robbins Lumber Company for many years.  Robbins lived an active and adventurous life, but what is less well-known is how tough and vigorous he really was.

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