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The search for a new golf pro at the Eagle River municipal golf course will be conducted by former golf pro Howard Manske who was hired recently after the council accecpted the resignation of Patti Marquis.

The council meeting was attended by a standing room only crowd who expressed their support for Marquis and disappointment from a lack of response from the city.

Curious North: How Do Fish Survive The Winter?

Feb 14, 2020
Stephanie Kuski


Last summer, WXPR embarked on their Curious North Road Trip to the public library in Manitowish Waters, where Graham Brown, an Australian man with many questions about life up here in the Northwoods, posed a Curious North question.

Brown asked how fish survive the cold winters trapped beneath our vast frozen lakes.



A positive 2018 report has paved the way for 2019 for the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association.

2018 was the Association's first full year as a consolidated entity, says ERCLA President Dave Tidmarsh...

"..Previously we had 9 lake associations and then ERCLA. We liquidated the nine individual lake associations and combined them all into ERCLA. One of the key strategic components behind doing that was clarification of our message, because with all the lake associations it was getting muddled as who is really who, and who do I pay?...."

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Since 1933, volunteers in the Eagle River area have been getting together around this time of the year to build an ice castle.

How did this tradition start, though? Gary Entz has the story as part of our weekly series A Northwoods Moment in History.


The Eagle River Area Fire department is planning a second full service fire station to serve the municipalities of Eagle River and the towns of Cloverland, Lincoln, and Washington and received support for borrowing $225,000 to finish a recently built facility.

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An unexpected and significant endowment was received by the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River from a former area resort owner and Eagle River resident who recently passed away.

Library President Laurie Stoegbauer indicated they received a letter from the administrator of the Alice Koller estate indicating the library was named in her wil. “This was a surprise and we will use the funds according to instructions in her will,” Stoegbauer said, revealing the conditions how the $174,000 can be used.


The death of a dog from acute water intoxication has prompted a call for pet owners to monitor their dogs near water. Denny Erardi is a board member of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association.

She says her best friend's dog died and tells us how it happened...

"....it means the dog has ingested too much water for the cells in its body to handle. It results in electrolyte depletion, primary sodium. With in a matter of hours it can result in cerebral edema and death..."

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The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been going up over the years.

Locally, there is a center in the Northwoods that aims to help children on the autism spectrum by using something called behavioral treatment… and they’ve recently expanded to Rhinelander.

Mackenzie Martin has the story.

The space located in Rhinelander’s Riverview Hall looks like a typical preschool with toys and books scattered about. There are some things that help you realize it’s a space for kids on the autism spectrum, though.

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Have you ever felt like you’re talking to someone, but they just aren’t reading your body language?

The New York based dance company the Equus Projects will be performing “The Breaking Ring” at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander this weekend and they’ve made a name for themselves by listening and responding to the way humans — and horses — move.


Caritas of Eagle River is an outreach center located at Saint Francis Episcopal Church, dedicated to helping those in need of financial help. Organizer for Caritas, Janon Furlong describes the services they offer.


“Well we help people with small amounts of money.. We have some pretty strict limits. It’s $50 a month and $150 in a year. There are no financial restrictions, no residency requirements. If you need help and we’re able to help you, we’re happy to do that.”










As the doors of Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River closed this past week another door opened for founder Mary Jo Berner. Anna Catlin went to the closing ceremony last Tuesday and talked to both Mary Jo and many of her dedicated friends, and members of Many Ways of Peace.



Eagle River Approves BID Tax, Contracts

Dec 16, 2015
City of Eagle River

The final 2016 Eagle River budget approved Tuesday night by the city council will include for the eight year a special assessment in the downtown business improvement district of $0.95 per $1,000 of assessed value.

It is expected to raise $81,000 for the Main Street program. The city also will allow use of city hall space at no cost. While most properties in the city will see a tax rate of $8.37, up from $8.02, those in the business improvement district will have a tax rate of $9.32.


The state is conducting a public  meeting to discuss proposed improvements to US 45 between state Highway 70 and Chain O Lakes Road in Eagle River.

DOT officials want to discuss improving  and maintaining the deteriorating pavement. The project will also consider several safety issues identified between state Highway 70 and state Highway 17.
DOT Project Manager Jed Peters says improving the road way is one concern...

Klondike Days Prepares For Final Event

Mar 3, 2015
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An Eagle River event highlighting traditional ways of living through the winter is coming to an end.  Klondike Days will have its last hurrah this Saturday, March 7th. 

  Klondike Days President Terry Tryggeseth says it’s hard to point to any one factor that’s led to the end of Klondike Days on this its 25th anniversary.

“The event has, if you will, run its course. Participation by the public has weaned a little bit of the years. Of course having two years back-to-back of bitter, bitter cold didn’t help us by any means.”

Eagle River Okay's ATVs and UTVs On City Streets

Feb 17, 2015
Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Eagle River businesses can soon look forward to their customers arriving by ATV and UTV. As WXPR's Emily Bright reports, the Eagle River town council has voted to allow ATVs and UTVs on nearly all city streets.