National Park Service

The DNR has confirmed that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Oneida County, in the town of Crescent.

As required by law, this finding renews Oneida County's existing baiting and feeding ban for another three years. Additionally, this positive will renew the two-year baiting and feeding ban in Langlade County

Gaps Cited in Protections for Small-Business Employees, Nonprofit Volunteers

20 hours ago

BOLIVIA, N.C. - With the growing awareness of harassment in the workplace, many workers across the country may not realize they aren't protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The federal law protects against employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion, but there are exemptions. Kristen Colleran learned about them the hard way - after she said she was harassed while serving on the board of a nonprofit organization.

Minocqua Eyes $2M Loan For Extensive Road Program

21 hours ago
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MINOCQUA – Minocqua will make the last $600,00 payment on a debt consolidation loan this October, and the town board wants to keep that debt service amount intact in order to embark on an ambitious road repair and blacktopping program.

Farm-to-Table Food Truck Aims To Boost School Lunch Participation

21 hours ago
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Wisconsin News Connection is here.

MADISON, Wis. - A new food truck could be the answer to the school-lunch challenges that Madison-area high schools face. An open campus means only 25 percent of high-school students eat lunch at school, even though about half qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

When they eat off-campus, they don't necessarily make the healthiest choices. That's where the Uproot Food Truck comes in, as a "cooler," locally-sourced and healthy lunch option.

Oneida County Sheriff's Department

The Minocqua man arrested after the "Cold Justice" TV show team joined local investigators concerning a death 36 years ago has entered a not guilty plea.

69 year old Robin Mendez entered the plea Thursday in Oneida County Court. The investigative team from the  Oxygen Channel program was instrumental in the arrest. 

"Cold Justice" investigates cold cases across the U.S. and the program shows their methods of looking at evidence again to try to find the person responsible. Many of their cases are decades old, like the Minocqua homicide.

Walleyes On The Rebound In The Minocqua Chain?

Apr 19, 2018
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It may be too early for a clear answer, but it appears the walleye population in the Minocqua Chain of Lakes is on the rebound.

hat’s the message DNR region program manager Mike Vogelsang and Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow representative Gregg Walker gave the Minocqua town board this week.

Northwoods Transit Connections

The Northwoods Transit Connections will be debuting three new buses after getting approval for a loan and substantial contributions from local groups. Oneida and Vilas Counties Transit Commission chairperson Erv Teichmiller says they were approved for a short-term loan from People's Bank in Rhinelander...

"....all of the buses we have are old, have high mileage. For the most part over the course of their lifetime, from five to ten years have sat outside so they've suffered from the elements. They've also cost us a lot of expense in terms of repairs, breakdowns...."

Joint Base San Antonio

Earth Day is Sunday and so is the 8th Annual Sustainability Fair at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Coordinator Ann Munninghoff-Eshleman....

"..So what Earth Day is, is we're treating it like your annual check up for the Earth. You review the health of the Earth and try to see whether the treatment needs a little tweaking and what you can personally do as a Northwoods resident to change things and your personal treatment of the environment...."


Record Store Day

Donate your used cds and vinyl to WXPR and then swap them out on April 21st!

EARTH DAY Eighth Annual Sustainability Fair

EARTH DAY Eighth Annual Sustainability Fair

Sunday, April 22 11am-3pm at Nicolet College Lakeside Center

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