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Virus Precautions Cancel Rhinelander St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson has cancelled Saturday’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Rhinelander.

In a press release, he cited statewide guidance from Gov. Tony Evers on large gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Also on Friday, the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce cancelled the RACC Business Spotlight at Rhinelander High School, scheduled for Mar. 21.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.