Local Newscast

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  • Pick ‘n Save will start receiving COVID-19 vaccine doses as COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continue to decline
  • Michigan will loosen virus limits for businesses and nursing homes starting Friday
  • Feed Our Rural Kids’ fundraising campaign kicks off with $50,000 matching grant
  • Wisconsin bill seeks to ban transgender athletes from participating in girl’s and women’s sports

  • Wisconsin will receive 47,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine
  • Local school leaders and GOP lawmakers are calling on Gov. Evers to give emergency funding to rural school districts holding in-person classes
  • Crandon woman receives scholarship through the Aspirus Scholars Program
  • Bipartisan bill boosts pay for state public defenders

  • Wisconsin teachers, childcare workers and other newly eligible groups can begin getting vaccinated today
  • A snowmobile accident killed a 50-year-old man in Mercer, WI over the weekend
  • Thousands of Michiganders could be eligible for the state’s Tuition Incentive Program, but aren’t enrolled
  • Lac du Flambeau canoe builder Wayne Valliere will be recognized in a video presentation hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts Thursday

  • DNR compiling data from wolf hunt that exceeded quota
  • New group of Wisconsinites to receive COVID-19 vaccine
  • Star Spangled Banner Act would require national anthem be played at taxpayer funded venues
  • Voting proposals face veto threat

  • Wisconsin plans to enter next phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout next week
  • Wisconsin National Guard testing stations can now administer COVID-19 tests to children
  • Wisconsin Assembly passes bipartisan unemployment bill
  • Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development Chief Economist Dennis Winters will speak about the COVID economy at next month’s Science on Tap

  • Access to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore ice caves is becoming increasingly rare
  • Wisconsin’s wolf hunt season has started, with more than 2,000 harvest permits approved
  • Gov. Evers proposes $2.4 billion for building projects across Wisconsin
  • Advocates for older residents support Gov. Evers’ state budget proposal

  • Wisconsin lists no coronavirus deaths for first time since September
  • Gov. Tony Evers calls for investment in state roadways
  • Appeals court denies DNR request to stop Wisconsin’s wolf hunt
  • Apostle Ice Caves will remain closed this winter
  • Rhinelander Area Food Pantry prepares for annual spring challenge

  • New snowmobile trail connects Taylor and Price counties
  • Pilot version of COVID-19 vaccine registry to be launched
  • Historic mansion in Merrill to be demolished
  • Special enrollment period open for health insurance marketplace

  • New snowmobile trail connects Taylor and Price counties
  • Pilot version of COVID-19 vaccine registry to be launched
  • Historic mansion in Merrill to be demolished
  • Special enrollment period open for health insurance marketplace

  • Kerr and Underly advance in race for state superintendent
  • Gov. Tony Evers outlined state budget in address last night
  • Aspirus encourages women to schedule mammograms around COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Wisconsin legislature signs off on tax cut for business that received pandemic loans
  • Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry announces senate run

  • Wisconsin’s wolf hunt is scheduled to start Feb. 22, with a 200 wolf harvest quota
  • The primary election for Wisconsin’s next superintendent is taking place today
  • Brittany Beyer joins WEDA Board of Directors to advocate for rural economic development in the Northwoods
  • Wisconsin’s U.S. Senator Ron Johnson downplays the storming of the U.S. Capitol last month

  • Man killed in Three Lakes accident
  • Evers proposes allowing local governments to raise sales taxes and legalizing recreational marijuana
  • Wisconsin DNR recommends harvest quota of 200 wolves for upcoming hunt
  • Michigan DNR offers grants for deer habitat restoration projects
  • Minocqua officials make offer for parking lot purchase

  • Businesses can receive another Paycheck Protection Program loan, but there are some changes
  • Enrollment holds steady at Nicolet Area Technical College 
  • COVID-19 vaccine will soon be more widely available at pharmacies in Wisconsin
  • Republicans order audit of Wisconsin election process

  • Wisconsin among top states in COVID-19 vaccine rollout efficiency
  • Second case of a coronavirus variant detected in the state
  • Iron Mountain VA Medical Center opens appointments for vaccine clinic
  • Wisconsin’s primary election for state superintendent of public instruction approaches

  • Former Rhinelander Administrator could get charges against him dismissed
  • Oneida County Health Department is working with volunteers to vaccinate 1,000 residents in a weekend
  • Snowmobile sales are up this winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  • ATV clubs ask committee to consider opening more Vilas County roads for ATV and UTV use

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