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Rhinelander's Cold Case of 1939

For this week's A Northwoods Moment in History , Gary Entz tells us about a cold case that exists in Rhinelander from 1939. A cold case is a criminal case where probative investigative leads have been exhausted but could be reopened pending the discovery of new evidence. Such a cold case exists in Rhinelander’s history, and it is a grisly case of alleged murder. In early May 1939, Merrill Warren, owner of the Rathskeller on Coon Street, thought he hit on a winning idea to bring new patrons...

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For this week's A Northwoods Moment in History, Gary Entz tells us about a cold case that exists in Rhinelander from 1939.

A cold case is a criminal case where probative investigative leads have been exhausted but could be reopened pending the discovery of new evidence.  Such a cold case exists in Rhinelander’s history, and it is a grisly case of alleged murder.

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The conservation group Wisconsin's Green Fire is hoping the public speaks up at the Joint Committee on Finance meeting Wednesday in Green Bay to discuss water quality, especially how it relates to farming. The committee is gathering testimony across the state.

Wisconsin’s 2018 Water Quality Report to Congress still finds that farming practices are the leading cause of water pollution in Wisconsin.

Governor Tony Evers has declared 2019 as the year of clean drinking water. Green Fire spokesperson Paul LaLiberte says there is some interest in Madison to follow this idea...

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The chance that the municipally-owned Northwood Golf Club will make money for the City of Rhinelander anytime soon is slim, and a recommendation would have the city wipe away decades of debt and start over. The amount of money owed the city coffers is more than a million dollars. The city has been covering the losses for decades. The city hired Green Golf Partners to run the course to try to turn the financial picture around.

City Administrator Daniel Guild asked the common council to consider giving the course managers a financial break...

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MINOCQUA – A pair of teachers made a pitch Monday to the Lakeland school board for an additional math teacher so more individualized help could be given to students struggling with understanding math. “"We need more resources for our kids to be successful in math.,” said math department head Jack Jarvensivu at Monday’s board meeting. Supporting the request for a “math interventionist” position was Rae Grosman, alternative education coordinator.

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The U.S. Forest Service aims to have the trails and campgrounds available for the opening of the state's fishing season, but Mother Nature has other plans.

Officials at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest report the delayed opening of recreation trails and some campgrounds due to persisting snow pack and high water.

Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin says the lingering winter is to blame..

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  •   The need for a 'math interventionist' is revealed at Lakeland Union High School.

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More discord last night at the Rhinelander City Council meeting. 

8 workers of the city's Public Works Department came forward during the public input session to talk about alleged intimidation they have been receiving by management within the public works department. One of the speakers was Tom Froehlich who had been employed  27 years in the department...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Veterans Administration uses this month to raise awareness of veterans who are survival of military sexual trauma, defined as sexual assault or harrassment that occurred during military service.

Sarita Gruszynski is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

Gruszynski says the number of cases is surprising..

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Hibernation is done, and Wisconsin's black bears are out and about. With the lack of easy food for them, they often head to places around human habitation and cause problems. Some of the targets for the bruins are bird feeders, garbage cans, grills and uncontained compost or pet food left outside.

DNR wildlife damage specialist Brad Koele says you can cut down your chances of being surprised by a bear....

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