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Keep Our Northwoods Waters Clean and Clear

When you think of the benefits of living up north, do you include tall trees and clear water? The Masked Biologist does, and that is the topic of this week’s Wildlife Matters . When my wife and I decided to move our young family from the wide-open prairie to Wisconsin’s great Northwoods, we would always tell people it was for “tall trees and clear water.” If you have never driven through the prairie pothole region, it is basically square mile after square mile of row crops, with a smattering...

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Rhinelander Parents Against Bullying


A group has teamed up with a local police association to help kids at Rhinelander schools who are being bullied.

Rhinelander Parents Against Bullying in cooperation with the Rhinelander Professional Police Association are fundraising for Buddy Benches for Crescent, Pelican, Central Intermediate, James Williams Middle School and NCES schools.

Ashle Smith founded Rhinelander Parents Against Bullying.

She talks about how it started...

A ten-year state management plan for black bears is in the works, and the DNR is asking for public input.

Two meetings are scheduled soon in this region.

DNR large carnivore specialist, Scott Walter, says the final document will guide the management of the increasing populations of bears... mohamed_hassan

CBD oil is appearing across the U.S. as a home-based treatment for several ailments. The oil is mainly made from hemp. Dr. Rachna Patel, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, is an alternative medicine specialist in Walnut Creek, California.. She graduated from Touro University College Of Osteopathic Medicine and specializes in alternative medicine, pain medicine, and more. Ken Krall spoke with Dr. Patel about CBD oil...

Vilas Co. Deer Harvest Recommendations Revealed

Mar 16, 2019

The preliminary recommendation of the Vilas County DNR Deer Advisory Council (CDAC), meeting in Boulder Junction last week, was to continue the position to maintain the deer population, allow antlerless harvest by youth, and have a small antlerless harvest by permit for the 2019 deer season, split between public and private lands.

  • An arrest coming in a 43 year old cold case in Marinette county,

  • A Rhinelander city council member could face charges,
  • A large Wisconsin Rapids recycling plant is closer to reality,
  • Seed money is available for Wisconsin projects,
  • Beto O'Rourke is campaigning in Madison this weekend.

Seed Money Available for Wisconsin Community Projects

Mar 15, 2019
La Crosse Area Family YMCA

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin cities and towns are being invited to join a national contest intended to create momentum to improve livability for people of all ages.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of grant money are up for grabs in the 2019 AARP Community Challenge for quick action projects.

Report: U.S. Push for Ethanol is Accelerating Climate Change

Mar 15, 2019

The push for biofuels is causing serious environmental damage, according to a new report.

The Renewable Fuel Standard was intended to reduce reliance on oil imports and cut air pollution. It requires that all gasoline for transportation sold in the United States contain at least 10 percent ethanol. However, the report from the National Wildlife Federation said that has led to converting more than 1.6 million acres of non-farm land to corn and soybean production and is accelerating the climate change already affecting coastal states such as New Jersey.

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A Rhinelander city council member is facing possible charges after a confrontation recently at city hall.

WJFW TV reports council member Dawn Rog was investigated by the Vilas County Sheriff's Department after she and a city IT contractor, Peggy Schauer got into a disagreement at city hall after Rog saw Schauer working near the computers.

At a recent city council meeting, Schauer said Rog told her to leave and it escalated to the point where Schauer alleges Rog pushed her.

Courtesy of the SISU Endurance Team

The Ironwood/Hurley area can get up to 200 inches of annual snowfall, in part due to their close proximity to Lake Superior.

This makes for great skiing, but it was only recently that a youth-based cross country ski program began in the area, named for the Finnish concept Sisu, that has to do with resilience.

Last week, they wrapped up the season with 25 youth participants. Larry Lapachin continues our We Live Up Here series with the story.


The prosecution and defense are moving forward toward an April trial date for a Minocqua man accused of killing his wife three decades ago.

70 year old Robin Mendez is charged with the April 28, 1983 homicide of his wife Barbara at the Park City Credit Union in Minocqua. The case was dormant until the cable TV show "Cold Justice" picked it up and sent a crew of investigators to Oneida county. Along with the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, they were able to find enough evidence to convince District Attorney Mike Schiek to file a 1st degree homicide charge.



Wednesday, March 27th

ArtStart Rhinelander/7-9 PM. Perform something you're in the midst of working on, or just come watch.


Music/Arts/Sustainability Festival Coming to Rhinelander Sept. 26-28

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