Three Deer Shot Illegally; DNR Seeks Public Information

The DNR's Bureau of Law Enforcement is seeking the public's help involving the illegal shooting of three deer in the town of Woodruff early Wednesday morning. Conservation Warden Tim Ebert gives details... "....three deer were possibly shot off of Highway 47 between Walter Road and Forest Trail in the town of Woodruff. Upon investigation, we found two bucks in one location, two antlered bucks that had been shot, appeared to have been shot in the head with a small caliber rifle. Further down...
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An open house is set for next Monday at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on the DNR's Draft Powell Marsh Master Plan.

A public comment period on the plan is open until September 9.

Powell Marsh is a 4,800-acre state property known as an open peatland with several small flowages and lakes located in western Vilas county.


Motorists are going to be seeing a change when they approach certain school buses this coming school year.

Wisconsin law requires all drivers to stop at least 20 feet front or back from the bus and remain stopped until the red lights are turned off. Eagle River Police Chief Mark Vander Bloomen says buses now have an additional safety precaution....

Northland Pines Closer To Eagle River Annexation

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An agreement that would annex the entire Northland Pines Eagle River campus into the city is very close after discussions this week between the school board and city administrator.


The DNR's  Bureau of Law Enforcement is seeking the public's help involving the illegal shooting of three deer in the town of Woodruff early Wednesday morning.

Conservation Warden Tim Ebert gives details...


Oneida county and the city of Rhinelander have been asked to lend $15 million dollars so Rhinelander Coated Products can set up shop in the former Printpak building on Kemp Street. Oneida County Economic Development Corporation Director Roger Luce says negotiations are underway to enter into a lease/purchase contract with Rhinelander Coated Products .....

Vilas Co. Lawsuit Wants Changes In Minimum Markup Law

Aug 23, 2016

The plaintiff in a new lawsuit against Wisconsin's minimum markup law has filed numerous complaints against competitors for violating that law.

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty said  it's representing the Krist Oil Company in a Vilas County lawsuit that seeks to repeal the 1939 product pricing requirements.

Mary Hoeft for Congress

The Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Sean Duffy for the House of Representatives seat in northern Wisconsin has challenged Duffy's taking of money from bankers while chairing a committee over seeing financial services.

Mary Hoeft says Duffy taking the money from bankers while chairing the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee is questionable....


  WXPR's Ken Krall spoke with Dr. Charles Shabino of Wausau, who is Wisconsin Hospital Association  chief medical officer and the Board Chairman of the Wisconsin Council On Medical Education Workforce, the group that authored a recent report on physician retention.

Of particular concern is finding and keeping doctors in rural areas....


In celebration of their new art gallery, Nicolet College is hosting Arts Day Saturday, September 24th. The event features several creative workshops and an opening reception for the Northern National Art Competition in the evening.

Executive Director, Sandy Kinney says Arts Day is open to anyone.


Join us for a "WXPR Party Under the Big Top" Saturday, September 10th at Big Top Chautauqua in Washburn, WI.

The beloved house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra, opens the night with rollicking renditions of some of our favorite songs, illuminated by big screen images. Then author, humorist and host of Tent Show Radio, Michael Perry delivers his hilarious tales of rural Wisconsin life.

The WXPR group will gather before the show in the VIP Tent at 6pm, then move under the Big Top for the performance at 7pm.


WXPR Party Under the Big Top

WXPR at Big Top Chautauqua Saturday, September 10th.

Blues Cruise- SOLD OUT

Saturday, August 27, 1pm with Paul Filipowicz $25

Sunday 5PM-8PM

August 28th- "Anna and Vinyl" and September 4th- "Keith and Grateful Dead"

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