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Storm Dumps Record Snowfall in Region

(Wausau, WI) -- A spring storm has been dumping wet, heavy snow on central and western Wisconsin. Wausau set a record for April 11th with 11-point-three inches, shattering the seven-point-nine inches that fell in 1922. Wisconsin Rapids received ten inches, Menomonie got more than nine, there's eight-point-nine inches at Chippewa Falls, eight in Mosinee, Pella is reporting seven inches, Marinette has a half-foot, and Green Bay and Hayward had three inches. National Weather Service forecaster...

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Phelps Chamber of Commerce

It's going to be a sweet weekend in Phelps as the 8th annual Phelps Maple Syrup Fest comes to the Vilas county community.

The festival celebrates one of Wisconsin's leading products as Chamber of Commerce Director Celeste Hendrickson...

Antigo Native Moves Back Home to Become an Organic Apple Grower

Apr 5, 2019
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There is a growing market for locally grown food produced without the use of synthetic chemicals.

In Antigo, the 100-year-old Grandview Orchard in Antigo is slowly being transformed to organic production.

Jim Skibo continues our We Live Up Here series with the story.

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and buying a farm? Lisa Rettinger has done just that. Four years ago, she quit her job in the Twin Cities and purchased a 110-year-old apple orchard just a few miles east of Antigo.

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MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is making a big effort to keep foster kids in family settings, with a 5% improvement over a 10-year period, according to a new report.

Wisconsin is home to almost 8,000 foster children, and researchers from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found the percentage of children being placed with families increased from 84% in 2007 to 89% in 2017.

Wisconsin DNR

The winter started mild and ended severe, but the majority of the Northwoods deer herd appears to have survived it.

The DNR's Winter Severity Index is calculated by the number of days with snow depth to 18 inches when temperatures were below zero.

Acting DNR deer program specialist, Jeff Pritzl, says the season started out easy for deer, but things changed... 

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A variety of Rhinelander restaurants are helping out the Rhinelander Community Foundation next week with an event called "Dine for a Difference".

Foundation board member Gina Heck says the event is designed for wide cross-section of the public to enjoy a meal and help the foundation...

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MINOCQUA – Downtown Minocqua will be busier than usual in 2020 when curb and gutter, sidewalk and below ground utility upgrades are to be done.

The town board Wednesday approved advertising for an engineering firm to prepare a master plan for the multiple projects.

The requests for proposals (RFP) are due by April 19 with a recommendation by Public Works Director Mark Pertile to the board for May 27. The town will be responsible for paying for the storm sewers and above grade infrastructure work.

South Korean Firm To Open New Plant In Phillips

Apr 4, 2019
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Officials with South Korea-based S-R-C Corporation say they hope to open a new plant in Phillips by August.

The new location expected to mean 10-to-15 jobs to start, with more positions possible. S-R-C makes corrugated rolls, a product already used by Phillips-based B-W Papersystems in its shipping boxes.

The company plans to add 24-thousand square feet of space to the Phillips Enterprise Center after working with the Price County Economic Development Association and several other local organizations.

  •   A South Korean firm is opening a facility in Phillips,
  •   A fire west of Minocqua damages a manufacturing plant,
  •   The trial for a Minocqua man accused of murder is delayed,
  •   Robert Way is new Lakeland Union High School adminstrator.

A fire last night in west of Minocqua damaged Placid Manufacturing. Authorities report the facility is near county “F” and Highway 70 west of Minocqua. The Vilas County Sheriff’s department reported there were no injuries. The fire was out shortly after 7:00 p.m. Fire departments from Lac du Flambeau, Minocqua, Woodruff, and Manitowish Waters all responded in addition to the Wisconsin State Patrol. The Vilas County Sheriff reported there were concerns about varnish and paint chemicals catching fire and creating a dangerous atmosphere. Cause of the fire is being investigated.

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School leaders and construction team members broke ground at three Rhinelander schools Wednesday with the goal of adding more classroom space.

Ceremonies were held at Crescent, Pelican and Central elementary schools.

Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says there will be two additional classrooms at each school...

"...to help with our space issues at the elementaries. It will definitely help with our reconfiguration efforts to get all of our buildings into a 4K-5th grade..."

Kelli Jacobi says the construction has been in the works for several years...

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EARTH DAY 9th Annual Sustainability Fair

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