Campanile Center For The Arts

The Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua has received funding to bring a well-known arts group to Northwoods schools next spring. The money comes from Arts Midwest Touring Fund.

The Campanile Center is bringing in the Artrageous presentation.

Campanile Executive Director Sandy Madden says it's a one of a kind art experience...

Ken Anderson

After more than three hours of testimony yesterday, the Vilas County Board of Adjustment voted 5-0 to uphold county zoning administrator Dawn Schmidt's denial of a permit for the Carlin Club Properties in Presque Isle to pump and transport 18,000 gallons of water a day to a facility in Michigan.

The denial was based on interperting the proposed use would be an expansion of a commercial use not allowed under the grandfather provisions when zoning was changed in 1997 from General Business to R-1 residential.

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Aldo Leopold famously said “to keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering” when talking about preserving threatened and endangered species. When a species is lost, though, should we try to re-create that cog or wheel?

In this week's episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist introduces us to de-extinction and an ambitious project to bring the passenger pigeon back from the dead.

  •   A candidate for Rhinelander's administrator job just left a similar job in Weston,
  •   The app is leaving and so will low-income healthy food purchases at the Hodag Farmers' Market,
  •    Wausau Police say it's a scam when callers ask for money on their behalf over the phone,
  •    State Tourism dollars are awarded to get more hunters here grouse hunting in county forests,
  •   A long time Rhinelander library leader retires.

Rhinelander City Administrator Finalists Named

Jul 18, 2018
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Daniel Guild has voluntarily resigned his position as Weston's Village Administrator, according to a joint press release issued by Guild and the Trustees on Tuesday.

He is listed as a finalist for the open City Administrator job in Rhinelander.

Hodag Farmers' Market

Just in time for their peak season, the Hodag Farmers Market was notified recently they soon won't be able to take Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds.

The software company Novo Dia Group announced they will discontinue an app used by 18 Wisconsin Farmer's Markets to process SNAP purchases.

Hodag Market spokesperson Jasmyn Schmidt says explains..

WXPR-Dept. of Tourism

The Department of Tourism has given marketing money to the Wisconsin County Forests Association to promote grouse hunting in the forests.

The Assistant Executive Director of the Association is Gary Zimmer. Zimmer says this is the second year of receiving Joint Effort Marketing money with an eye toward getting hunters to use the 29 Wisconsin county forests.

He says the county lands aren't as well known to people outside the region as other forests...

Wausau Police Warning Of Phone Scam

Jul 18, 2018

WAUSAU, WI -- The Wausau Police Department is warning of a phone scam circulating the area.

In a Facebook post, the department says some residents have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the department, asking for money for an unspecified fundraiser. "We as a police department do not call people and ask for donations anymore. If we are having a fundraiser, it is usually advertised," said Lieutenant Melinda Pauls.


A longtime Rhinelander District Library leader has retired, sort of.

At a Tuesday retirement party at the Library, Jan Baer met well-wishers from her 47 years of being active in library affairs.

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A unique art exhibit has been the focus at ArtStart Rhinelander for the last few weeks.


Mackenzie Martin has this report from the opening reception in June.




Over the past two years, Karen Bondarchuk has found more dead birds than at any other time in her life. The exhibit at ArtStart Rhinelander through August 18 is called - And by the Wind Grieved - and it’s all recreations of dead birds, both sculptures and paintings.


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WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet

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