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  •   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

18 hours ago
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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We invite you to join us Thanksgiving Day and Friday night for special programming.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to express gratitude for the blessings of family, friends and the abundance of our lives. In this spirit, the WXPR staff and volunteers send you our best wishes for the season.

9am-11am Thanksgiving Midday Classics with Molly Rose Teuke

11am-1pm Turkey Confidential- Don't know what to do? Don't know where to start? Here's a guide to keep you on track for the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

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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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Two Langlade county residents are facing numerous charges after law enforcement allegedly discovered a meth house in White Lake. 24 year old Caleb Kluwe of White Lake and 25 year old Rebecca Thurber of Antigo have been charged with eight felonies and a misdemeanor.

A charge of recklessly endangering safety is included because of a child in the meth residence.

Court documents allege the investigation began after an Antigo pharmacy reported finding a scrap of paper on the floor that had a recipe for methamphetamine written on it.

Oneida Kicks In Extra Money For Broadband Projects

Nov 14, 2018
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RHINELANDER – Oneida County Board supervisors Tuesday increased the 2019 budget by 89-thousand dollars to continue the county’s broadband program that will bring high-speed Internet to more homes and businesses in Oneida next year.

Bundled with 11-thousand dollars from this year’s contingency fund, the 100-thousand dollars will match the state Public Service Commission’s rural broadband grant of 100-thousand dollars. The goal is to significantly close the broadband gap in the county. ‘Dave Noel of the county broadband development committee, gives an update on their progress:

Legislator Questions Latest Proposed Cuts At UW-SP

Nov 14, 2018
Logan Wenger WSAU Midwest Communications

STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- Democratic State Representative Katrina Shankland is expressing concerns on the New Point Forward Proposal from UWSP.

After holding a news conference Monday morning, the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point released their New Point Forward Proposal. The proposal is focused on making programs at the University more career-focused, which includes eliminating half of a dozen majors, like history and geography.

  •  A Langlade county couple face charges for allegedly running a meth house in White Lake,
  •  A Green Bay legislator will try again to reform how political voting boundaries are drawn,
  •  The Governor's Northern Conference in Minocqua is canceled,
  •  Salvation Army bell ringers are needed for  this year's drive,
  •  A man says it was his female friend and not him who killed a Saxon bartender. 

  •  A Langlade county couple face charges for allegedly running a meth house in White Lake,
  •  A Green Bay legislator will try again to bring about how political voting boundaries are drawn,
  •  The Governor's Northern Conference in Minocqua is canceled,
  •  Salvation Army bell ringers are needed for  this year's drive,
  •  A man says it was his female friend and not him who killed a Saxon bartender. 

An Immigrant's Story

Nov 14, 2018
Yellow Pages

Many of us in the Northwoods are descended from immigrant families. Today we hear the story of one family who came to the Northwoods by way of Greece.

Gary Entz has the story in this week's episode of our continued series, A Northwoods Moment in History.

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