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September is Suicide Awareness Month

This month is suicide prevention month and the Oneida County Health Department is sharing tips to prevent the increasing death rates. Intern Christie Oestreich says suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens, and is the tenth leading cause for adults. She says, on average, nearly 700 people die in Wisconsin each year. The warning signs can be hard to pinpoint, but she says they are identifiable. “…being hopeless or trapped, if they’re being a burden, increasing alcohol use or...
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No injuries reported Thursday morning from a fire in Arbor Vitae.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department reports the 9-1-1 call came in about 4 a.m. at 2075 Soik Road. Deputies report  the occupants smelled smoke and saw flames but were unable to put out the fire.

Several departments responded to the fire but were unable to save the dwelling.

Deputies say at this time the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

September is Suicide Awareness Month

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  This month is suicide prevention month and the Oneida County Health Department is sharing tips to prevent the increasing death rates. Intern Christie Oestreich says suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens, and is the tenth leading cause for adults. She says, on average, nearly 700 people die in Wisconsin each year.  The warning signs can be hard to pinpoint, but she says they are identifiable.  

Minocqua May Have to Maintain Easement Road

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  The Town of Minocqua may be on the hook to continue maintenance of a quarter mile of private easement road, according to the town attorney.

For the past 30 years, town crews have been patching blacktop and plowing snow from the road located off Bolger Lake Road.

State statutes say any “unrecorded highway” receiving such services for 10 years becomes a public road, according to town attorney Greg Harrold. The town board at one point ordered the work stopped, but for some reason it continued, said Public Works Director Mark Pertile.

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The third annual Downtown Rhinelander Potatofest is this weekend on the green space by Trig's Food and Drug. Activities begin Friday night and run through the WXPR Potatofest Polka Dance Sunday afternoon.

The event celebrates everything potato...WXPR's Ken Krall talked with Maggie Steffen from Downtown Rhinelander about the event...

The WXPR Potatofest Polka Dance features Rhinelander's own Jim Pekol band. There's a dance floor and food and beverages.

Decreasing Gas Prices for Labor Day Weekend

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 One year ago, motorists were complaining the price of gasoline for Labor Day travel was high. This year, not so much.

That's the assessment of a petroleum analyst for the website gasbuddy.com .

Patrick DeHaan says prices in Wisconsin are averaging $2.56. down from $3.44 one year ago.

DeHaan says it's a matter of supply and demand...

 

WXPR’s Annual Fall Concert and Auction will be held Sunday, November 1st at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander.

Items from area merchants and galleries will be on display starting at 2:00 pm. At 3:00 pm the live auction and music with Brett and Frisk begins.

WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College

The annual WXPR Concert Series continues to be a favorite event and with good reason - stacked with amazing talent, every concert is a must-see! Hot up-and-comers, current stars, absolute legends - the artists that take the Nicolet College LRC Theatre stage are some of the finest in the world and deliver performances packed with diverse musical styles and sounds! 

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A delay is likely in the trial of a Rhinelander man charged with allegedly killing a man in 2003.

Judge Michael Bloom agreed to a delay so a large amount of files could be read by the defense.

41 year old Shannon Wolf is charged with first degree homicide in the 2003 death of a Rhinelander man underneath the Davenport Street bridge. The case was reopended last year by Rhinelander Police after Wolf's ex-wife Latoya agreed to testify against him. Wolf was already in prison after sentencing for attacking his ex-wife in 2012.

Scammers Return To Northwoods

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 Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath says be careful when you get your Publisher's Clearinghouse notifications. He says scams are starting to appear as the legitimate offers are also being presented.

Fath says the bottom line is you shouldn't have to pay money upfront to get into the contest or win...

"...(the report) came in from a complaintent who mailed $200 to win a prize...then after she had wired the money, they contacted her to attempt to get another $600 from the victim." 

State Out With Fish Consumption Advisories

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  The DNR is out with a webpage where you can get the latest information on how much fish caught in Wisconsin waters you can safely consume. The advisories center around mainly mercury and pcb contamination levels in fish flesh.

DNR toxicologist Candy Schrank says the webpage provides detailed information...

"...from testing that began in the 1970's, mercury is in most fish and pcb's are in some of our more urbanized rivers and the Great Lakes..." 

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