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The First and Last Soo Line Passenger Trains

For this week's A Northwoods Moment in History , Gary Entz tells us about the Soo Line Passenger Trains. The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, more commonly known as the Soo Line, formed in 1884 and became a significant part of Northwoods history. Although the company was primarily a freight railroad and was never one of the nation’s great passenger railroads. It nonetheless provided passenger service to the Northwoods with a branch of its Laker passenger train. The Soo...

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The Oneida County Board honored one of their own this week.

Ben Kubisiak is a senior at Rhinelander High School. He's also one of the students from Oneida county schools who sit with the county board as part of the "Teens Active In Government" program. The students participate in county board functions and vote on individual issues, but their votes are not part of the final tally.

Ben recently was honored by the Herb Kohl Foundation with a $10,000 scholarship.

Size Of Pier System Draws Rebuke At Minocqua Town Board

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MINOCQUA – The size of a pier system on a Minocqua waterbody drew criticism again at the Minocqua town board meeting Tuesday.

Bearing the brunt of the rebuke by town chairman Mark Hartzheim was local Realtor Mike Meyer, who is acting as an agent for pier owner William Campbell, Lake Mills. Campbell has built a multi-slip pier system on the northwest side of the Thoroughfare Road bridge. The county contends that the system is too large as it exceeds 20 feet in width and as such violates the county Zoning and Shoreland Protection Ordinance.

Sheriff's Department Says Scams Continue In Northwoods

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RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU) -- Complaints of telephone scams circulating in Oneida County have not slowed down in the last two years, according to officials with the Sheriff's Department.

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Wisconsin's Lt. Governor will be the keynote speaker next week as Oneida County Economic Development Corporation hosts it's annual luncheon at Holiday Acres near Rhinelander.

The topic this year is "The Future of Economics in the Northwoods" and the Corporation's Director Stacey Johnson says within a decade, the jobs in this region could look much different...

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It was once thought that measles had been eliminated from the United States, but the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reports 555 confirmed cases have been reported this year. That number is the second-highest total recorded since 2000. Cases in Illinois and downstate Michigan have been reported.

Measles is an infectious viral disease causing fever and a red rash on the skin, typically occurring in childhood.

Oneida County Public Health Nurse Jennifer Bates says with summer approaching, the spread of the disease is possible..

  •   DNR Secretary Cole questions baiting and feeding deer statewide,
  •    Helping people with dyslexia is the focus of a bill being heard this week in Madison,
  •    The Wisconsin Senate looks to return excess Miller Park taxes to citizens,
  •    Another invasive silver carp caught in the St. Croix river

Wisconsin Historical Society, Image ID: 24526, wisconsinhistory.org

For this week's A Northwoods Moment in History, Gary Entz tells us about the Soo Line Passenger Trains.

The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, more commonly known as the Soo Line, formed in 1884 and became a significant part of Northwoods history.  Although the company was primarily a freight railroad and was never one of the nation’s great passenger railroads. It nonetheless provided passenger service to the Northwoods with a branch of its Laker passenger train.

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Legislation authored by state Representative Bob Kulp will be heard this week to provide help for teachers working with students with the reading disorder dyslexia.

The Stratford Republican says, if approved, the measure would put Wisconsin in line with many other states...

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The Oneida County Board has ended its interest in buying the Foster and Smith property which will soon be mostly vacated on Rhinelander's far west side.

The county put together a committee to study the possibility of buying the property with an eye toward possibly moving the highway department and other county business there. It was suggested the facility was large enough made that some of the property could be leased out to the private sector.

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A loan program designed to help business owners increase the value of their properties while cutting utility costs in a greener way was approved Tuesday by the Oneida County Board.

34 other Wisconsin counties have approved the "PACE" or Property Assessed Clean Energy financing to commercial business properties.

In 2016, the state authorized a commission to help businesses convert to more efficient forms of energy use.

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