Downtown Rhinelander used to be very different.

This week on a Northwoods Moment in History, Gary Entz tells us about a fall festival that happened there in 1934.

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A debate has been scheduled for November 1 in Minocqua involving the two candates for the 7th Congressional District. The public is invited.

Incumbent Republican Sean Duffy will debate Democratic challenger Margaret Engebretson at Lakeland Union High School.

District Administrator James Bouche says the school is pleased to be able to host the event...

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Public comment is sought on some draft proposed management actions regarding recreation sites in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Forest staff analyzed 193 developed recreation sites. Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin says they've put together a plan they feel is sustainable. 45 sites would have no change, 22 sites would be converted to general forest area with removal of infrastructure and the remaining 126 sites have various other proposed changes.

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A recent trip to the Eagle Mine near Marquette, Michigan has left several Oneida county board members impressed with that operation.

There's an advisory vote coming up in November whether the board should pursue mining on county forest land in the Town of Lynne.

The Eagle mine is operated on 150 acres and is expected to produce 360 million pounds of nickel, 295 million pounds of copper and small amounts of other metals over its nine-year mine life. Lundin,Mining estimates the impact to Michigan's economy is $4.3 billion.

WI Citizens Learn What Makes A Great Stream

Oct 16, 2018
Margaret Krome-Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Wisconsin News Connection is here.  

SPRING GREEN, Wis. - Wisconsinites are getting their feet wet to find out more about their local streams.

The Water Action Volunteers stream monitoring program is training people across the Badger State to become citizen scientists by measuring local bodies of water.

About 40 miles west of Madison, local residents gather once a month at the Cates Family Farm to measure factors including the pH, speed and turbidity or cloudiness of nearby Lowery Creek.

  •  The next Drug Take Back Event is later this month, getting prescription meds off the streets.
  •  A comment on the Portage County Facebook page draws criticism from officials
  •  Authorities are looking for a northern Wisconsin girl missing after her parents are found dead.
  •  A fisherman dies in western Wisconsin. 


Law enforcement agencies locally and across the U.S. are hosting the next Prescription Drug Take Back Day later this month.

Officials say it's designed to get prescription meds properly disposed of to keep them from being sold on the street or from being flushed down the toilet and making its way into the environment.

Rhinelander Police Captain Ron Lueneburg says it has had an impact...

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As the winter season approaches, the DNR is reaching out to find volunteers to help track animals.

A spokesperson says volunteer citizen scientists play a key role in wildlife management. DNR wolf monitoring program coordinator Nathan Kluge...

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Pertussis--you might know it as whooping cough-- is starting to show itself which can be expected in the fall and winter months.

An Oneida County Public Health Nurse, Rebecca Lohagen says whooping cough is a bacteria spread from person to person. It usually begins with cold-like symptoms, including a runny nose, maybe a fever, and mild cough. After a couple of weeks it progresses to spells of explosive coughing.

The name comes from the struggle people have to inhale air. Lohagen has some advice to keep pertussis at bay...

  • The debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir Saturday night in Wausau turned testy at times...
  • Governor Scott Walker stopped in Eagle River and Tomahawk on Sunday...
  • A group of Crandon business owners are circling a petition in hopes that the WI Dept. of Transportation will pay for flawed sidewalks downtown...
  • and the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas is looking for volunteers in the Northwoods.


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