Demmer Library Seeks Book Foster Volunteers

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The Demmer Library in Three Lakes is seeking volunteer caretakers for library books for the duration of the upcoming library renovation.

Volunteers have the ability to check out up to 100 books to store in their home for safekeeping until the library’s renovation is over. Items available for fostering are limited to physical books, which will be required to be stored in plastic tote bags to avoid water damage.

Library Director Erica Brewster says it’s a great way to “lend a helping hand while the library is being updated for the 21st century.”

Sheriff Jeff Jaeger Announces Plans to Retire

2 hours ago

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Jeff Jaeger will not seek re-election this fall.

Jaeger has spent 38 years as a law enforcement officer and 11 years as sheriff. He said it was a difficult decision to make given his passion for the job and the great relationships he’s developed over the years.

Jaeger says he feels confident about the future of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Some of the successes he cited in the press release were “an increased focus on illegal drug dealers” and “the development of two K-9 teams.”

Fire at Dolhun Field in Lake Tomahawk

8 hours ago

The Lake Tomahawk Fire Department reports everything inside a burned hangar at the Dolhun Field Airport has been destroyed. 

At least eight fire crews from surrounding communities responded to the fire call Monday night in the Town of Woodruff.  The hangar was being used to store boats, recreational vehicles and snowmobiles. 

The fire was first reported at about 8:00 p-m.  No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Michael Greger is an American physician, author, and professional speaker on public health issues, particularly the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. He is a vegan and the creator of the website NutritionFacts.org.

He had a New York Times best-selling book in "How Not To Die" and has followed up with "How Not To Die Cookbook", with recipes built around a plant-based diet.

Ken Krall talked to Dr. Greger about his work and new book...

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Wisconsin's winter Free Fishing Weekend is set for this coming this Saturday and Sunday.

Similar to the weekend the DNR sets aside in summer, this weekend focuses on getting people out of the house and onto the ice to see what hard water fishing is all about. Fishing is free for Wisconsin residents and visitors this weekend. No fishing license or stamprs are needed to fish all inland waters the Great Lakes and Mississippi River and other boundary waters.

Spring trout ponds are not open, however. All other fishing rules apply.

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A proposal to form an Historic Preservation Commission for Eagle River was presented recently by the city's Historical Society to the city council which requested they return with specific ordinance language and locations for possible historic designation.

While letters of support were presented from various civic groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street program, the letters specified their support was as long “there would be no impact on private property rights” and “as long as they were not required to meet storefront design standards.”

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Two Snowmobilers Found Dead In Price County

Jan 15, 2018

An investigation is underway following the death of two snowmobilers in Price County. 

The Price County Sheriff's Office says two men were reported missing early Sunday after they left a property in the Township of Elk and didn't arrive at their destination in the City of Phillips. 

Search crews later found their bodies and their snowmobile near the southern end of Long Lake in the Township of Elk.

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Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed January “Cervical Cancer Awareness Month” in Wisconsin. A recent survey found many of Wisconsin’s teens are not fully protected against the human papilloma virus because they have not completed the HPV vaccine series. The virus can lead to reproductive cancer for young women and men.

Surveys found 62 percent of 13-17 year olds in Wisconsin have started the HPV vaccine series, but only 46 percent have completed it. Stephanie Schauer is Immunization Program Manager for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health...

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Landowners in Vilas and Price counties who would like to play an important role in wildlife management, and have some fun doing it, are encouraged to check out Snapshot Wisconsin.

Snapshot Wisconsin is a volunteer based monitoring effort to capture images of all types of wildlife including deer, elk, bears, fox, bobcats, whooping cranes and more. The goal is to provide information to a wildlife database. The project is led by the DNR in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension.

The DNR's Susan Frett is project coordinator....

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Wisconsin Case Will Make National News In 2018

Wisconsin News Connection is here. MADISON, Wis. -- A Supreme Court decision expected this spring will likely impact the way every state draws its political boundaries. The case, Gill v. Whitford, is concerned with the way Wisconsin Republicans drew the state's political map in 2011. The process of drawing the maps, done by outside consultants and lawyers, was done in complete secrecy, and resulted in an overwhelming Republican advantage at the polls. A panel of three federal judges ruled 2-1...

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