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Fine For Illegal Fireworks Could Be $1,000

Law enforcement gets many complaints this time of the year about loud, and often illegal, fireworks going off. An Oneida County Sheriff's Department spokesperson says a visit by law enforcement could cost you big dollars.Captain Lloyd Gauthier from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department...."....(Wisconsin law) has some things people should be aware of. A common rule of thumb is a permit is required if the device explodes or leaves the ground...."Gauthier says it's also illegal to sell those...
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A Rhinelander  street with a large amount of traffic will be seeing an improvement beginning later this month and officials are working to minimize the impact during construction.

Lincoln Street is among the busiest streets in the Northwoods. That street is the main passage to the large big box stores on the city's east side.

Public Works Director Tim Kingman says crews have been repairing curb and gutters  to prepare for work beginning later this month...

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The Northwoods Land Trust just celebrated 14 years of partnering with private landowners to preserve valuable natural resources in the Northwoods.

The Trust is a not-for-profit conservation organization serving a six-county region, working with private property owners through easements to preserve woods and waters.

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Several Northwoods school districts have picked up state funds to help offset what can be high costs for special education. The Department of Public Instruction says special education costs can range to $30,000 per student.

Director of Special Education for CESA 9 in Tomahawk, Matt Collins, says federal and state law requires school districts to provide access....

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Law enforcement gets many complaints this time of the year about loud, and often illegal, fireworks going off. An Oneida County Sheriff's Department spokesperson says a visit by law enforcement could cost you big dollars.

Captain Lloyd Gauthier from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department....

"....(Wisconsin law) has some things people should be aware of. A common rule of thumb is a permit is required if the device explodes or leaves the ground...."

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June saw the opening of a new arts center in Eagle River. The Warehouse Four Season Center for the Arts has offered classes for the last several years but now has a building in the downtown area. WXPR’s Emily Bright took a behind-the-scenes look at the four-year journey of the new arts center and what that’s bringing to the Northwoods region.

This is a story about a dream. A dream, followed by a lot of work.

State Officials Urge Safety When Handling Fireworks

Jun 30, 2015
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Last year, in 2014, there were 71 visited emergency rooms due to fireworks-related injuries in Wisconsin.   As the Fourth of July approaches, state officials are urging everyone to be safe when using fireworks.

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New technology is bringing Nicolet College courses to communities in its service area.

The school will be offering classes to Minocqua and Tomahawk areas using the state-of-the-art telepresence equipment at each location.

Boil Advisory Continues in Crescent

Jun 30, 2015
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A boil advisory continues for a popular public water spring near Rhinelander, though the situation could improve this week.

The Oneida County Health Department reports that testing at the town of Crescent's water spring just west of Rhinelander found coliform bacteria. Ice, food, and beverages prepared with this water should be discarded. Registered Sanitarian Todd Troskey says "the disinfection is going to occur this week. There's going to be a new lid made for the spring. The current lid probably isn't in real good shape," Troskey adds.

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Not every student attends a four-year university, and school districts should be preparing students for career as well as academic paths—starting in 6th grade. That’s the argument behind the Academic and Career Planning program, mandated in all schools in Wisconsin starting in 2017.  Northland Pines is one of 25 schools in the state taking part in a pilot program that starts this fall.

Statewide Need for Foster Parents

Jun 30, 2015

About 8000 children are in foster care in the state of Wisconsin, and there’s a statewide need for more foster parents. That's according to Foster Care and Independent Living Coordinator Donita Docka from Portage County. Sometimes the reason for foster parents is because the birth parents are having drug or domestic violence issues, Docka says.

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