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Anti-Erosion Guide Coming Soon for Lakefront Property Owners

Later this summer, conservationists in Wisconsin will introduce a new tool to help lakefront property owners prevent erosion on their shorelines. Shoreline erosion is bad for water quality in Northwoods lakes, not to mention eating away at the property of people who live there. Conservationists are putting the finishing touches on a new tool to help property owners reduce erosion. “The colleague of mine asked, hey does anyone have a pamphlet, something I can show people when I’m talking about...

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Edward Gropengeiser was born in Rhinelander in 1903.  His parents, Fred and Emma Gropengeiser were German immigrants, and his father worked in the paper mill as a pattern maker.  Eddie was born with a birth defect and was unable to walk or use his legs.  The early twentieth century was not a particularly accommodating time for people with disabilities, so Gropengeiser never attended public school.  Nevertheless, he was intellectually curious and was fortunate to have parents who recognized his abilities.

Wisconsin DNR

Nearly a year after the Wisconsin DNR closed the C.W. Caywood Memorial Shooting Range in Woodruff, it will re-open to the public later this month.

It will only be open on the weekends and with some changes.

The range closed last year over safety concerns with the nearby gravel pit.

Since then, the DNR has brought in a national range inspector to go over the range and see where the DNR can make changes to make it safer.

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Later this summer, conservationists in Wisconsin will introduce a new tool to help lakefront property owners prevent erosion on their shorelines.

Shoreline erosion is bad for water quality in Northwoods lakes, not to mention eating away at the property of people who live there.

Conservationists are putting the finishing touches on a new tool to help property owners reduce erosion.

PIXABAY.COM

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans have failed in an attempt to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of a bill ending $300 a week in federal unemployment aid.

Republicans fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed Tuesday to override, with no Democrats joining them in the effort to override.

Republicans argued that the federal payment, on top of Wisconsin’s weekly $370 unemployment benefit, was motivating people to not search for jobs, worsening the state’s worker shortage problem.

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Update (7/28/21 8:30 a.m.): Wisconsin Public Service is reporting 16,000 customers without power. It's restored power to more than 62,000 people since Monday night's storm. Xcel is reporting fewer than 2,000 customers still without power. WE Energies still has roughtly 3,200 customers without power. 

Tens of thousands of people lost power in Northcentral Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.

Severe thunderstorms with winds nearing 80 miles per hour took out trees and downed power lines.

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Wisconsin Public Service

Strong storms moving through northern Wisconsin have left thousands of residents without power.

According to the Wisconsin Public Service power outage map, the areas hit the hardest include Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln and Langlade counties.

Crews were working to restore service to more than 28,000 customers Tuesday morning. About 12,000 customers were without power in Vilas County and more than 8,300 are without service in Oneida County.

In a Facebook Post, the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office said there are power lines and trees down across the county.

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

A new report finds that children held at Wisconsin's youth prison are growing more frustrated and staff seem defeated.

The state Department of Corrections released the latest report Monday from a court-appointed monitor assigned to periodically check conditions at the youth prison outside

Irma. According to the report, monitor Teresa Abreau visited the facility on June 24. Children complained that the staff uses excessive force, confines them to their rooms and makes racial comments.

They also complained about too much downtime and not being allowed outside.

'Red Road to DC' Project: Protect Sacred Lands from Resource Extraction

Jul 27, 2021
Michigan News Connection

A group of artisans from Lummi Nation is carrying a 25-foot carved totem pole from Washington state to Washington, D.C., and making its last stop in Mackinaw City on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The group, the House of Tears Carvers, is raising awareness about the need to protect sacred sites at risk from development and natural-resource extraction.

The Line 5 dual pipelines run under the Straits of Mackinac.

Airport Sees Good Response to Direct Flights Between Rhinelander and Chicago

Jul 27, 2021
WAOW Television

It's almost been a full month since the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport began flights to and from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

According to Airport Director Matthew Leitner, passengers have been taking full advantage of this opportunity over the past few weeks.

Leitner said enplanements for this week alone show 94% of the seats booked, and next week already booked at 95%.

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