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An unusual October weather pattern has raised the possibility of some flooding in some parts of the listening area.

National Weather Service meteorologist in Green Bay Scott Berschback says some places in the Northwoods have picked up more than 5 inches of rain in the past week.

We spoke with Berschback Wednesday morning...

"...Rhinelander for the month is sitting at 3.75 inches of rain for the month to date so far. We actually set a record rainfall(Tuesday 10/9) of 1.27 inches..."

He says the rain will continue into Thursday....

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It's not the kind of alien invasion with UFO's and light rays, but the Town of Newbold north of Rhinelander is having a different type of invasion.

The Newbold town board Thursday evening will hear a report compiled by the Terrestrial Invasive Species Committee about the growing number of invasive plants detected in the town.

Committee chair Ed Hammer says a friend noticed a plant on his property that wasn't native...

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The second of four forums in Oneida county is set for Thursday evening at the Nokomis town hall, not far from Oneida County forest property that has mining potential.

Oneida County UW-Extension and Oneida County Economic Development Coporation are hosting the forums. The first was Tuesday at Nicolet College.

Extension Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development Educator Myles Alexander talks about the upcoming forums, designed to provide the public with information from some experts...

National Conversation Project Promotes #ListenFirst

Oct 10, 2018
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Wisconsin News Connection is here.  

MADISON, Wis. - This week, a national movement is helping people to listen and exchange ideas instead of shunning others with differing views.

The second National Week of Conversation has organizers hoping to temper political furies and divide by encouraging people to have #ListenFirst conversations with their families and neighbors.

  •   The potential of flooding exists in the Northwoods,
  •   A new revenue source for the  City of Rhinelander,
  •   Vice-President Mike Pence visits Green Bay and Eau Claire,
  •   Biron in Wood county sees a local paper mill expand.

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If you are familiar with Oneida County, you've probably heard the name Pelican more than one time.

This week on A Northwoods Moment in History, local historian Gary Entz tells us about the name Pelican and its history in the Northwoods.

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MINOCQUA – The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to increase its share of pre-opening costs of the two charter schools for autism students by some $80,000.

In a companion move, the governance council that oversees the two charters will cover an additional $30,000 of those costs.

The school board met with the council Monday to hear why costs were higher than expected to renovate the former Nicolet College satellite campus that now serves the two charter schools.

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The City of Rhinelander hasn't done it in the past, but they will now, following a vote this week by the city council.

City Administrator Daniel Guild told the council he has been asked to find new funding sources and he says he found one the city has not used.

Guild says the untapped revenue source permitted under state law is the Cable Franchise Fee. He says this type of franchise is similar to how a commercial franchise works...

SDR Committee Debates What Is 'Activism' By Students

Oct 9, 2018
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The School District of Rhinelander Operations and Strategic Planning Committee had a look at the first draft of a new district policy addressing student activism Monday.

Superintendent Kelli Jacobi said the development of the policy followed a request by a board member who had concerns pertaining to student demonstrations and walkouts.

The policy as presented Monday:

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A former Oneida County Sheriff's Department candidate has decided to try again, this time as a write-in. Larry Mathein was one of three Republican candidates vying for the Sheriff's job in August. He lost by 21 points to incumbent Sheriff Grady Hartman.

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