YMCA of the Northwoods

The YMCA of the Northwoods is looking for a new leader.

CEO Laurie Schlitt will leave April 30 to take a similar job with the Mukwonago YMCA.

Schlitt served as interim CEO twice since 2011 before being named full-time CEO in March 2015.

Rep. Felzkowski Authors Bill To Lessen Concealed Carry Rules

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A new bill would end the requirement that people get state permits before they can carry concealed weapons. Republican Representative Mary Felzkowski of Irma and Republican State Senator Dave Craig of Big Bend are asking colleagues to sign onto the measure, which would also keep the permit system for those who want to carry hidden weapons in other states where it's allowed..

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A $2 million dollar endowment has been set up to preserve bike trails in the Manitowish Waters area.

Liz and Dick Uihlein notified town chair John Hanson they've established the endowment trust fund that will provide maintenance funds form bike trails in Manitowish Waters.

Hanson details the gift...

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High school students considering a health occupation will about as close as you can get Wednesday morning to watching heart surgery without physically being in the room.

An estimated 180 students from five area high schools will view a live open heart surgery broadcast to the Nicolet College Theater. The surgery is part of the Live From the Heart program run by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Dean of Health Occupations at Nicolet College, Lenore Blemke says the program is broadcast live as an open heart surgery is taking place....

Board Approves LUHS Synthetic Turf Donation

1 hour ago
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The Lakeland Union High School board of education accepted a $720,000 donation from an area couple and a charitable banking foundation Monday, laying the groundwork for synthetic turf replacing grass at the T-Bird stadium field.

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Tomahawk School District voters April 4 will decide a school referendum question.

District Administrator Terry Reynolds outlines the question...

"....what we're asking for a non-recurring referendum. We're asking $3 million each year for the next four years, sunsetting in 20121...."

Reynolds says the money, if approved, would be used to continue operations in the school district. He says Tomahawk schools have not gone to operation referendum before....

Study Links Ethanol Production to Habitat Destruction

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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin is among the top ten states for ethanol production, with nine plants pumping out more than 500 million gallons of ethanol each year. But a new study shows a strong tie between ethanol production and the destruction of wildlife habitat.

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High school students are encouraged to check out the DNR's inland trout stamp and Great Lakes salmon and trout stamp design contests for next year.

DNR trout coordinator Joanna Griffin says this is the second year where high school students were asked to submit artwork to be considered for the stamp.

Artwork for the contest must be received or postmarked by July 3. . Students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 or the equivalent, attending public, homeschool, private or parochial schools in Wisconsin during this year are eligible.

Rhinelander Spin Class Sets The Pace For YMCA Support Campaign

11 hours ago
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Twice a week, a committed group of people in Rhinelander start their day not with a shower, a cup of coffee or the morning newspaper. They roll out of bed and begin sweating almost immediately.

They’re part of Sue Koch’s early-morning indoor spin class at the YMCA of the Northwoods, and most mornings, they start pedaling long before the sun comes up.

WXPR volunteer Ben Meyer has the story about how their motivation is more than just a drive for exercise.

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Two public meetings, set for April 4 and 6, are being held in Vilas County to get public input on a multi-agency plan to address declining walleye numbers in Lac Vieux Desert. on the Michigan-Wisconsin border near Land O' Lakes.

The 4,300 acre flowage has experienced a dramatic decline in walleye abundance and recruitment over the past decade.

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Rhinelander Spin Class Sets The Pace For YMCA Support Campaign

Twice a week, a committed group of people in Rhinelander start their day not with a shower, a cup of coffee or the morning newspaper. They roll out of bed and begin sweating almost immediately. They’re part of Sue Koch’s early-morning indoor spin class at the YMCA of the Northwoods, and most mornings, they start pedaling long before the sun comes up. WXPR volunteer Ben Meyer has the story about how their motivation is more than just a drive for exercise. Ben Meyer is the managing editor and...

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