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Project North Releases Initial Lineup

Project North Festival has released the initial 10 bands in their music lineup for their inaugural festival. Taking place September 26 - 28 in downtown Rhinelander, Project North will include a diverse musical lineup featuring artists such as Bad Bad Hats , Reina del Cid , and Kind Country . Another round of bands will be announced in a few weeks. The festival is a collaboration between the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce , ArtStart Rhinelander , WXPR Public Radio, and Nicolet College ....

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No charges are being filed by the Oneida County District Attorney's Office concerning an incident last month at Rhinelander City Hall. February 21, a computer consultant, Peggy Schauer, was approached by Council member Dawn Rog at city hall and a confrontation happened. Rog wanted Schauer to leave the building and Schauer maintained she was instructed to be there by City Administrator Daniel Guild. Schauer told investigators she had been shoved, but in a statement issued through her attorney, Rog maintained her hand brushed Schauer's coat.

Project North Festival has released the initial 10 bands in their music lineup for their inaugural festival.

Due to rapidly deteriorating trail conditions, the user-funded snowmobile trail system in Oneida County will officially close for the season at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.

The Oneida County Forestry Department thanked all the snowmobile clubs and volunteers for their work in maintaining good trails this winter season.

Duffy Attends Town Halls In Central Wisconsin

Mar 22, 2019

MERRILL, WI (WSAU) -- Seventh district Representative Sean Duffy spent much of Thursday morning holding town hall-style listening sessions in the Wausau area.

"It's a great way for me to hear feedback from my constituents," said Duffy. "When I was up in Ashland, I never had the chance to talk to my Congressman. I was never invited to take part in an event like this."

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Attorneys for Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos argue their client is immune from civil legal action. The powerful Republican is refusing to testify in the federal lawsuit over the drawing of state political boundary maps. Democrats asked the federal panel of judges to force Vos to sit for a deposition and turn over documents related to the case. They say the boundaries he helped draw were illegally gerrymandered. That case is likely to be heard in the lower federal court this summer.

Oneida County Fair

The Oneida County Board this week formalized a state-mandated policy about donations to the county, but not before calming concerns to one organization that is deeply dependent on donations: the Oneida County Fair. Fair Board President Fred Andrus had some concerns...

"...We get a lot of donations, do they have to start designating it for the fair? How does that affect our current budget. We have money set aside for long range plans, again, I'm concerned how this is going to affect the fair..."

Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce

The snow is finally melting, and the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce is hosting their first major event of the year this Saturday: the Hodag Home Show.

Event and Program Coordinator Evan Verploegh says people hoping to improve their property will have much to see...

Land o' Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Vilas County road projects for this year were identified and explained to the Vilas County highway committee recently including delaying bonding for a large stretch of Highway B between Land O' Lakes and Presque Isle.

Patrol Superintendent Troy Schalinske indicated crack sealing will be done on portions of Highway 17-45 four lane section around Eagle River and on Highway 51 between Highways H and W. Both projects will cost $123,000.

Vilas county authorities report a snowmobile death yesterday.

An emergency call came in shortly before 7 p.m. from the Found Lake Road area near St. Germain. The person who died was a 62 year old man from St. Germain.The name of the person killed will be released later.

Law enforcemnt reports the driver of the sled was operating in the east bound lane while heading west and struck another vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators report speed appears to have been a factor in the crash..

Merrill Mayor Reacts To Recall Petitions

Mar 20, 2019

MERRILL, WI (WSAU) -- Residents in Merrill held a rally in support of an effort to recall five of the eight Alders on the common council Tuesday evening.

Paul Russell, Tim Meehean, Rob Norton, John Vanlieshout, and Dave Sukow could all find themselves defending their seats this summer if the drive is successful. Residents say it's due to a list of several frustrations, including the handling of last year's budget process.



Wednesday, March 27th

ArtStart Rhinelander/7-9 PM. Perform something you're in the midst of working on, or just come watch.


Music/Arts/Sustainability Festival Coming to Rhinelander Sept. 26-28

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