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A state organization called an Eagle River man “instrumental” for his role in helping protect natural places in northern Wisconsin.

Gathering Waters, Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, honored Bryan Pierce with its Harold “Bud” Jordahl Lifetime Achievement Award at a recent ceremony.

Pierce helped form the Northwoods Land Trust in 2001 and served as its executive director for 18 years.

Gathering Waters executive director Mike Carlson praised Pierce’s work for the area.

DOT Officials Remind Public To Look Out For Deer

Oct 15, 2019
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MADISON, WI (WSAU) -- Transportation safety officials are reminding Wisconsin drivers to be on the lookout for deer in the coming months.

"Deer are in rut," said David Pabst with the DOT. "Males are looking for a potential mate, so there is a lot of extra activity, especially at dusk or during the early morning because they are really active then."

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Wisconsin's Deer Donation Program began in 2000, and since then, more than 92,000 deer have been donated, translating to more than 3.7 million pounds of venison distributed to food pantries across the state.

Hunters donate an extra harvested deer to the program.

DNR Wildlife Damage Program Assistant Liz Tanner explains how hunters can participate this year...

"All hunters have to do is harvest their deer and then take it to one of our participating processors. They will need their registration confirmation number upon donating their deer...."

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Two Democrats entered the race on Monday to succeed Republican Sean Duffy in Congress.

Tricia Zunker is the president of the Wausau School Board and a justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

She’s trying to become the first Native American elected to Congress from Wisconsin.

Businessman and Vietnam War veteran Lawrence Dale also will run as a Democrat.

Dale unsuccessfully challenged Duffy in 2014 as a Green Party candidate, then failed to win a Democratic primary for State Assembly in 2016.

  • LDF Construction wins contract 
  • Make sure your electronic devices have good security
  • Jobs will be the emphasis of a community fair in Rhinelander
  • Adams County man accused of mistreating cattle 

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Security is the focus as October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Among the agencies increasing awareness is the state Department of Emergency Management. Spokesperson Andrew Beckett says the growth of digital devices has been large...

"..Digital aspects of our lives are growing constantly. We pretty much have devices on our person that are connected to the internet. We have appliances in our home connected to the internet. It's important to think about those devices, how their connected and what they should be doing to make sure they are safe...."

Department of Workforce Development

It's being billed as a Community Fair, but jobs will be the emphasis as the Northern Advantage Job Center in Rhinelander hosts the event Tuesday.

Several of the state's job centers are hosting similar events this week.

The Rhinelander Center's Employment and Training Specialist Jenny Kowalczyk says the fair will feature at least 11 area employers but is not the typical job fair...

LDF Construction

Lac du Flambeau Construction was awarded a sizeable contract recently to do significant upgrades on a federal recreation site in Westboro, Wisconsin.

LDF Construction is a part of LDF Business Development Corporation. The award is for just over $1.0 million. LDF Construction will restore, rehabilitate and re-roof the Mondeaux lodge, quarters building, garage, and a variety of other site work.

LDF Construction President Randy Soulier says the award by the U.S. Forest Service benefits companies like this one...

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17 Republican state legislators have signed a joint letter asking Governor Evers to hurry up and pick a date for a special election to fill the 7th Congressional seat left open with the resignation of Sean Duffy.

All of the Republican's state legislative districts touch or are in the vacant U.S.  Congressional district.

The letter chides Evers for hastily picking a date that later was found not to comply with federal law, then, they say, now not scheduling another date.

  • WPS reports a strong year for peregrine falcon chicks,
  •  New polling finds support for caregivers,
  •  A local advocate says there are many myths about mental illness,
  •  Senator Tammy Baldwin comments on the Ukraine situation and President Trump.

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Numbers released by Wisconsin Public Service and WE Energies find a strong comeback of a bird that was teetering on not being around any more.

A new report indicates 402 peregrine falcon chicks have hatched at the energy companies’ power plants in the past 25 years, including 12 chicks this past spring.

Though peregrine falcons remain on Wisconsin’s endangered species list, the chicks born at WPS the power plants are helping the population’s recovery.

Poll Shows Wisconsinites Care about Caregivers

Oct 11, 2019
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MADISON, Wis. - New polling shows that Wisconsinites care about caregivers. Eight-in-10 voters in an AARP statewide survey support components of the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable), which would help define the steps hospitals must take to ensure a caregiver is educated and engaged in the care of a patient upon release.

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WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Senator Tammy Baldwin spent part of Tuesday touring the new Great Lakes Cheese facility in Wausau, where she discussed the benefits of the new Dairy Business Innovation Center located at UW-Madison.

Vilas Co. Fair

The Eagle River city council has asked that  the city have the first opportunity to buy the Vilas County fairgrounds property should it come on the market in order to “control growth.”

National Alliance On Mental Illness

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and its affiliates across the country are raising awareness and dispelling some of the common myths about mental illness.

Locally, NAMI Northern Lakes Executive Director Mick Fiocchi says the goal is try have the public see mental illness as they would any other illness...

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