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Nicolet College will soon make it possible for more students to attend school there

The Nicolet College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications beginning February 1 for the next academic year.

Foundation Executive Director Heather Schallock...

"...anyone who is a current Nicolet College student or who is a future Nicolet College student for the 2018-19 year would be a candidate for scholarships through the Nicolet College Foundation...."

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A group of Northwoods volunteers will conduct their semi-annual count of homeless people in this area Wednesday and Thursday.

The Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness Coalition, known as N*WISH, will take to the streets to count those without adequate shelter, called "Point In Time".

Lori Hallas in Rhinelander talks about how the group does the count...

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Glaucoma is one of these age-related eye diseases that has no early symptoms, which is why it is called " the silent thief of sight."

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Three million Americans have the disease. 

Next, WXPR News Director Ken Krall talks with Dr. Chris Marquardt, a Wausau optometrist who has been elected as President of the Wisconsin Optometric Association. Dr. Marquardt was asked to describe the disease.....

Your eye care professional can answer more questions.

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Governor Scott Walker stopped by the World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River Friday and spoke to reporters.

Walker was asked why he has decided to speed up the process to convert the Lincoln Hills-Copper Lake Juvenile Corrections facility at Irma to an adult prison.... 

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After reviewing evidence provided by outside investigators, a special prosecutor has cleared an Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy in the death of a teen last November.

14 year old Jason Pero was shot and killed after allegedly wielding a knife toward Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich.

Investigators said the deputy saw Pero walking toward him with a knife near his house on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation.

Mrdjenovich said Pero allegedly lunged at him with the knife and he fired.

Phillips Schools Going To Referendum In April

Jan 19, 2018
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Water fountains don’t work, the roof leaks, and the floor joists are rotting at Phillips Elementary School.

The school is still safe for students, but the district believes it needs a major reconstruction.

In April, Phillips will ask voters for 12.6 million dollars to demolish the oldest parts of the school and rebuild.

The school board approved the referendum just two months after Philips Elementary was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School.

Here’s Principal Dave Scholz (SHOALS)...

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Snowmobilers will see more state wardens on the northern Wisconsin trails following a rash of serious injury and fatal snowmobile accidents. They are beginning "Operation Safe Snow" says a Northwoods DNR law enforcement leader.

Three recent fatalities in Iron county and two in Price county were widely reported, but Lt. Dave Walz of Woodruff says one death is too many in any snowmobile season - and so far Wisconsin has had five fatalities and as many injuries.

Friday morning(1-19-2018)  he said there are many injuries including one reported in Vilas county...

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Seniors and others can save money at tax time with the help of trained local tax preparers. The service is free.

Volunteers trained through the AARP Tax Aide Program will provide free federal and state income tax and Wisconsin Homestead Credit preparation and electronic filing.

Local spokesperson Bill Vancos says the volunteers are certified to do the work but there are some areas where they are not trained to help...

January Worst Month For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Jan 19, 2018
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WASHINGTON - Carbon monoxide can be fatal, and sometimes difficult to detect.

According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January is the worst month of the year for carbon monoxide poisoning. Unintentional carbon monoxide exposure accounted for 15,000 emergency room visits annually between 1999 and 2004 with an average of 439 people dying each year.

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Growing Number Of Snowmobile Deaths Brings Advice From DNR

One person died late Wednesday night near Milwaukee, and five others have been killed in the Northwoods, as the snowmobile season is fully underway. The latest report finds a 29 year old Port Washington man died on the Milwaukee River near Fredonia. A crash Saturday evening in Price county killed two people and three crashes in Iron county have claimed lives. The DNR's Off-Highway Vehicle Administrator Gary Eddy says snowmobilers should ride within their ability and experience level which...

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