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DNR Official Says Growth Of Aquatic Invasive Numbers Has Stabilized

A study by the DNR shows the spread of aquatic invasive species remains stable, which a leader says means prevention efforts are working. DNR Aquatic Invasives Coordinator Bob Wakeman said they sampled 200 lakes over five years, the largest effort of its type in the nation... "....we're happy to say the rate is not increasing. I wish I could say the rate was decreasing, meaning were beginning to stop the spread. The good news is it's not going up any faster...." He says the longest term...
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Boulder Junction town board to take up plaza issue

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BOULDER JUNCTION -- The Boulder Junction Town Board Tuesday, Sept. 27th will take up the matter of moving forward or not on the design phase of the estimated $1.26 million public plaza proposed for the downtown.

Town Supervisor Dennis Duke has shepherd the project through different phases since its inception eight months ago. He was the presenter at the two recent public hearings, including last Thursday’s session that attracted 50 citizens. The goal of the plaza promoters is to build it without using taxpayer money, he said.

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A study by the DNR shows the spread of aquatic invasive species remains stable, which a leader says means prevention efforts are working.

DNR Aquatic Invasives Coordinator Bob Wakeman said they sampled 200 lakes over five years, the largest effort of its type in the nation...

"....we're happy to say the rate is not increasing. I wish I could say the rate was decreasing, meaning were beginning to stop the spread. The good news is it's not going up any faster...."

He says the longest term invaders continue to be the most difficult to deal with...

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A program which gives qualified students within the Nicolet College district money to attend classes is again offering the program.

Under the Nicolet Promise program, the college Foundation will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants have been applied. The Foundation will cover this cost for up to 15 credits per semester over four fall and spring semesters.

Nicolet Director of Enrollment Erika Warning says students need to begin the process to be considered...

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Helping a frantic mother help her infant son start breathing not just on one occasion but twice has netted an Oneida County 9-1-1 telecommunicator a national award.

A New Jersey- based software company, NICE, has named Nicole Lea as National Telecommunicator of the Year.

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The Friends of the T-Bird Bridge Committee will kick-off a fund raiser this weekend with the goal of relocating the front panel of the “T-Bird Country Bridge” to the front entrance of the Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.

The historic bridge was recently removed and replaced by a modern 4 lane bridge spanning State Hwy 51. The bridge is a connection for the snowmobile and hiking / biking enthusiasts using the “Bearskin Trail” which was formerly a railroad route running from Tomahawk to Minocqua.

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Saturday is National Public Lands Day.

The National Environmental Education Foundation sponsors the event to promote both popular enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands.

In Wisconsin, DNR spokesperson Tim Lizotte says the day is a coordinated display of appreciation for lands that belong to all citizens...

"....bring awareness that public lands are important for all citizens and talk about all the positive values they bring to society and also to bring together people around doing some volunteer activities...."

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An event designed to raise money for silent sport trails in the Northwoods is set for this weekend.

The Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization is sponsoring LAMBO-Rama, previously known as Bike-Oh-Rama. This will be the second year for the event held on the Raven trails in Woodruff this Saturday September 24 at the Northwoods Zip Line trails in Minocqua, Sunday September 25.

Northland Pines Budget Shows Increase

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Northland Pines school district will present a budget next Monday (September 26) evening that asks for an increase in expenditures, an increase in the levy, and an increase in the tax rate.

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Continuing a tradition lasting for more than a half-century, Minocqua is hosting Beef-A- Rama Friday and Saturday.

The two day event celebrates everything beef and is expected to bring tens of thousands of beef lovers and the curious to the community. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Krystal Westfahl says the event began 52 years ago as Fish-A-Rama...

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The heavy rains the past few days have prompted Wisconsin Public Service to issue a warning about recreating near Wisconsin River dams.

WPS spokesperson Leah Van Zile says The Wisconsin River will collect the runoff from much of northern and central Wisconsin, which will increase river flows as it moves southward. She says this will increase water flow around the dams...

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