Crow In Oneida Co. Dies From West Nile Virus

Aug 10, 2018
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The Oneida County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Oneida County on July 29th has tested positive for West Nile virus.

This is the first dead bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Oneida County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.

The positive bird means that residents of Oneida County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

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Governor Walker said today the controversial campaign ad which included footage at Three Lakes schools will finish its run this week and will not be taken down.

During a campaign swing through north central Wisconsin Friday, Walker said the ad will continue to conclusion...

"...The end of our ad cycle is at the end of this week, so we've run the full cycle on that one. The bottom line is we have a great story to tell. I've visited Three Lakes many times in the past and highlighted the work in the Fab Labs..."

Snapshot Wisconsin

Snapshot Wisconsin, is seeking volunteers in all 72 counties as the popular program has gone statewide.

Currently there is a 26-county network of wildlife-monitoring trail cameras.

The DNR uses Snapshot Wisconsin to capture animals digitally using a statewide network of volunteer-hosted trail cameras.

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WXPR is rerunning a forum involving the Oneida County Sheriff's Department race recorded in late July.

Three Republicans and a Constitutional Party candidate are running for the post. That program is at 4:00 p.m. today. Saturday morning at 7 a.m., WXPR will rerun a forum involving the Democrats running for Governor. That forum was held this week in Madison. We will re-run that forum at 7 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Edition will not be heard.

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THREE LAKES -- Some 60 people showed up Thursday night for a special Three Lakes School Board meeting, demanding answers as to why a political ad appeared to show the district supporting Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election bid.

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This Sunday, August 12th, Treehaven College of Natural Resources in Tomahawk is celebrating the installation of a labyrinth on their grounds. There will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:00 p.m., followed by the first official walk of the labyrinth. The event is free and open to the public and will feature a cake in the shape of a labyrinth.

Mackenzie Martin talked to the UW-Stevens Point student behind the project about how it came to be.

Be Seated by Bemis: A 100-Year History of Bemis Manufacturing, 2001 / Crandon Public Library (crandonpl.org)

This week on A Northwoods Moment in History, we're talking about National Prohibition in 1920. It was a time that some Forest County residents weren't a huge fan of.

Local historian Gary Entz explains how it all went down.

  •   An Eagle River man is charged with child porn and weapons charges,
  •  A complaint filed against one candidate in the Oneida County Sheriff's race,
  •  Changes to deer farms and where hunters can haul harvested deer....
  •  Northwoods libraries will be offered a new voter registration information tool.

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A 37 year old Eagle River man has been charged with 10 counts of possessing child pornography and two counts of being a felon possessing a firearm.

Attorney General Brad Schimel said they arrested Ryan A. Frederick.

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An Oneida County Board Supervisor has filed a complaint alleging sheriff candidate and county medical examiner Larry Mathein with campaigning during work time inside the Oneida County courthouse.

Supervisor Jack Sorenson's complaint alleges Mathein was campaigning at the courthouse on taxpayer's expense.

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