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Remembering Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Through a Skirt

In March, Misty Jackson from the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians participated in a fashion show with the goal of highlighting the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women. Beth Tornes continues our We Live Up Here series with the story. When Misty Jackson walked down the runway at the fashion show in Billings, Montana, the audience was surprised and moved by her creation. Jackson wore a full-length silver and red ribbon skirt imprinted with red hands. Written on the...

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  •   Vilas County special deputies report a busy year of enforcement outdoors and in school,
  •   A state legislator is under scrutiny for flashing a gun in the legislature.

Updates from Vilas County Sheriff's department special deputies on recreation and school liason officer were presented to the county law enforcement committee this week.

Recreation Officer  Jason Molle indicated the ATV being rented from Track Side in Eagle River has its proper lights installed and will be delivered on Friday in time for patrol during the holiday weekend.

“I intend to be on the ATV routes and will also be meeting with the Cloverland town board since they have received some concern having all town roads open for ATV travel,” Molle said.

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In March, Misty Jackson from the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians participated in a fashion show with the goal of highlighting the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Beth Tornes continues our We Live Up Here series with the story.

A report of a man on the road at the entrance of Nicolet College in Rhinelander found the man later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports  a call came in shortly before 4:00 p.m. of a male lying face down at the Highway "G" and Nicolet College entrance.

The person had a gunshot wound and a gun was on the ground nearby. Responders attempted to save the man's life, but he died shortly after at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. mohamed_hassan

Wisconsin's unemployment rate declined to a new record low of 2.8 percent in April.

Northwoods counties followed the trend, but still have higher levels of joblessness here than other parts of the state.

State Labor Economist Mitchell Rupp in Wausau says the rates fell in the region...

"...For you five-county area, all five counties saw decreases in the unemployment rate from the previous month as well as the previous year. The unemployment rates for the month of April: Forest 5.3, Langlade 3.4, Lincoln 3.3. Oneida 4.1, Vilas 4.7..."


A DNR official says Input from local citizens helped shape a deer hunting plan that is different from recent hunts.

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board this week approved a 2019 framework that doesn't include any buck-only counties for the first time since 2009. No counties requested a buck-only season suggesting the herd numbers are healthy statewide.

Northeast District Wildlife Supervisor Jeff Pritzl says the County Deer Advisory Councils did much to help this year.. jennifer1051

Saturday morning is an annual Memorial Day observance that includes a motorcycle procession honoring a Wisconsin Medal of Honor recipient that begins many observances in the Northwoods.

The Veterans Memorial Ceremony is Saturday morning at 11:30 at Union Grove Cemetery in Harshaw. A key component of the ceremony is a procession of motorcycles from Tomahawk as organizer Rick Smith explains... PublicDomainImages

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. This region is among the hotbeds for cases of the tick-borne illness. 

Lyme Disease is spread through the bite of the Deer tick. The tick must take a blood meal at each stage of their lives before maturing to the next. When biting humans, a disease is transferred.

Dawn Klink of Oneida County Public Health outlines the symptoms..

Summer Parking Concerns Discussed In Eagle River

May 23, 2019
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The Eagle River Parking Committee held its first meeting prior to Memorial Day with members repeating the oft-mentioned lack of adequate parking in the downtown area now that meters have been replaced with three hour parking signs.

New police chief Chris Dobbs said her main issue is how to enforce the three hour parking rule.

“There are new legal cases that indicate we can't mark tires with chalk as we did in the past and how far a vehicle has to move to start another three hour period is simply hard to enforce,” Chief Dobbs said,

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