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Masked Biologist: Getting a Jump on Spring

No doubt we are in the middle of winter here in the Northwoods. At the same time, though, wildlife is looking forward to spring, and we can do some advance work to prepare for its arrival. The Masked Biologist shares some timely reminders in this week’s Wildlife Matters.

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  • Multiple vehicles hit in Lake Tomahawk
  • School funding referendum to be considered by LUHS District voters
  • Northern Wisconsin has many natural areas to explore, even in winter
  • Real estate agents take concealed carry class

Realtors Get Concealed Carry Training

7 hours ago
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It's a situation no one wants to be in but with the growing number of attacks on real estate professionals it's important to know your options and what to do if you find yourself in trouble.

Saturday's conceal carry training in Mosinee was intended to do just that.

"We're putting ourselves in situations every day that the normal person would not do," said Jacob Mizgalski, IdelKnot Property Group, eXp Realty.

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No doubt we are in the middle of winter here in the Northwoods. At the same time, though, wildlife is looking forward to spring, and we can do some advance work to prepare for its arrival. The Masked Biologist shares some timely reminders in this week’s Wildlife Matters.

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Lakeland Union High School voters will decide Tuesday whether to grant the school district additional operating funds. Ken Krall spoke with District Administrator Rob Way and Director of Business Services about the proposal...

That referendum is the only one in this region on primary election day.

Environmental Advocates: Trump Budget Would Harm Great Lakes

12 hours ago
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MADISON, Wis. -- One step forward, three steps back. That's how an environmental group describes the Trump administration's budget proposal and how it affects clean drinking water and the Great Lakes.

Wisconsin DNR

Northern Wisconsin has one of the premier state Natural Areas and the DNR suggests winter is a good time   to explore.

A DNR spokesperson says there are more thanks to expansions of these sites over the past decade and increased staff and volunteer capacity to manage them.

Oneida County Sheriff's Department

  Multiple vehicles were struck Friday evening in Lake Tomahawk and a Thunder Bay, Ontario man is facing criminal charges in Oneida county.

The Sheriff's Department reports 52-year-old Robert Allan Johnson will be in court Monday, charged with felony Recklessly Endangering Safety, hit and run, and several other alleged traffic offenses including allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Fire Kills Two In Price County

Feb 15, 2020
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(Eisentein, WI) -- The Price County Sheriff's Office is investigating a house fire in the Northwoods that left two people dead.

The fire was reported around 10 a-m Friday in the Township of Eisenstein.

Deputies say the flames had already been extinguished by the time crews arrived.

Two victims were found in the burned-out home. The Wisconsin State Fire Marshal's Office is assisting with case.

Liebscher Enters Guilty Plea; Sentencing Set For April 20

Feb 14, 2020
Oneida County Sheriff's Department

RHNELANDER – Sugar Camp resident Jeffrey M. Liebscher will learn his fate April 20 when he is due to be sentenced following his guilty plea Friday in Oneida County Circuit Court to a single count of felony hit and run involving death. 

Judge Patrick O’Melia ordered a presentence investigation, which is to be filed by April 3.

On motion by District Attorney Michael Schiek, the judge dismissed a Class G felony charge of homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Also dismissed was a charge of driving without insurance. Liebscher remains free on bond.

  • The public is invited to a climate change roundtable Saturday in Woodruff,
  • Farmers are wading in on the climate change discussion,
  • The state has a new trout management plan,
  • There was a S-U-V vs. toilet crash in Marshfield.

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