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Eagle River Celebrates Grand Opening of Business Incubator

The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation is celebrating the grand opening of a new business incubator in Eagle River this weekend. The Vilas County Business Incubators have paved the way for locals to start businesses at a low cost to promote economic growth and employment opportunities in the Northwoods, and a former bulk foods store in Eagle River is now the hub for creative business start ups. Project manager Barry McLeane talks about the new incubator… “…it’s called Eye on...
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The Department of Transportation reports work crews will close US 51 at the Bearskin Trail Bridge for one night only, beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2.

The highway is scheduled to reopen before 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3. To ensure public safety, the trail over the new bridge will also be closed while crews are removing the old bridge. During the closure, through traffic will be detoured via US 8 and WIS 47.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel. The closure is necessary for crews to remove the old Bearskin bridge.

Big Storm Also Damaged Vilas County

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While most reports of recent storm damage centered on Iron and Ashland County's to our west, Vilas County also received over one quarter million dollars in damage according the Vilas County emergency government director Jim Galloway.

“We had 42 calls for service for community fire departments and 10 ambulance or first responder calls,” Galloway said. “Most fire department calls were for power lines that were downed by trees.”

Galloway indicated most damage was in a northwest to southeast direction from Winchester-Presque Isle area toward Conover.

WXPR's Mackenzie Martin chats with singer songwriter, Krista Detor. Detor will be performing at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts on July 30th.

Eagle River Celebrates Grand Opening of Business Incubator

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  The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation is celebrating the grand opening of a new business incubator in Eagle River this weekend.

The Vilas County Business Incubators have paved the way for locals to start businesses at a low cost to promote economic growth and employment opportunities in the Northwoods, and a former bulk foods store in Eagle River is now the hub for creative business start ups.

Project manager Barry McLeane talks about the new incubator…

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The Gathering Waters Conservancy of Madison has named a northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula cooperative for a conservation award.

The Partners in Forestry Cooperative was awarded the Rod Nilsestuen Award for Working Lands . The Conservancy says Partners In Forestry has been instrumental in protecting thousands of acres of forest land in and around Vilas County.

Partners in Forestry Director Joe Hovel of Conover says the benefits of land conservation are intertwined...

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Volunteers were out looking until the wee hours of Thursday morning(7/28) for people without adequate shelter in the Northwoods. Twice each year the Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness, or N*WISH, Continuum of Care, go to places to see if people needed shelter.

Lori Hallas of Rhinelander gives us the results...

As Economy Grows, More Jobs, Fewer Unemployed

Jul 28, 2016
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Wisconsin's local unemployment rates are generally higher than the previous month, but lower than one year ago.

According to newly released state figures, all 12 Wisconsin metro areas saw their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates go up from May to June -- but all 12 rates were lower than the previous June.

State Labor Economist Scott Hodek says more people are working here...

Court Approves Sale of Kcare Assisted Living

Jul 28, 2016
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Sale of the mortgaged Kcare Assisted Living facilities in Lac du Flambeau, Lake Tomahawk, and Minocqua operated by Tim and Patricia Koenig was approved in Vilas County court Thursday(7/28) and will remain operational according to the successful buyer, Lakeshore Assisted Living of Ashland.

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Improving access to mental health services for veterans and family members is the focus of a meeting next week in Iron Mountain.

Brad Nelson of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center says they're hosting their fourth annual mental health summit....

Wisconsin DNR

The legislature will decide in a few months whether it is viable to move the DNR's Division of Forestry out of Madison to a northern community closer to the state's large forests.

Rhinelander, Wausau and Hayward have been identified as finalists should the move be approved in the upcoming budget.

Executive Director of Oneida County Economic Development Corporation Roger Luce is asking Oneida county residents to support Rhinelander's application. Luce says the group supported both Minocqua and Rhinelander's initial application before Rhinelander was named a finalist.

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