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A spokesperson for the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods says if your not registered to vote, look for a mailing soon that will give you the opportunity to register.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is set to send out 384,000 postcards to unregistered, but eligible, voters in the state. Jane Trotter says this effort is to allow more people to vote....

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Heavy rains last weekend not only washed out main roads, but the flooding hurt activities in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Motorized trails on the Park Falls and Great Divide units of the Forest have reopened. Recreation Program Manager for the Washburn Ranger District, Jennifer Maziasz says they've done extensive damage assessments on forest roads and trials.

She says their first priority was public safety... 

A Vilas county school district is one of 14 schools to get a public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

The Phelps School district received $23,000. Combined, the 14 schools and school districts will receive $1.7 million which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff. More grants are expected soon.

735 schools and school districts applied for the state grants.

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Deer are definitely at the top of the list of animals that people love to see while enjoying the Northwoods.

In this week's episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist talks about deer, specifically deer fawn behavior this time of year.

  • Minocqua joins Oneida and Forest counties in passing new mining rules...
  • Six sites are located for a possible Eagle River dog park...
  • A state meeting is set for next week to talk about construction of Rhinelander's first roundabout..
  • Changes are detailed at UW-Extension, including a retirement announced....

Minocqua Passes Mining License Ordinance

Jun 20, 2018
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MINOCQUA – Another layer of accountability is now in place if a mining company ever decides to pursue a mine in the township of Minocqua.

Using its village powers, the town board Tuesday adopted a metallic mining licensing ordinance that goes in effect this Friday, June 22

Wisconsin DOT

The state Department of Transportation is conducting a public meeting next week to discuss plans to reconstruct the US 8-WIS 47 intersection on Rhinelander's far west side.

The DOT announced late last year two options: a roundabout or an upgraded intersection with traffic signals.

UW-Extension

Changes are happening at Oneida County UW-Extension.

The Extension has been part of a funding cutback and reshaping of its organization mandated by state officials.

Locally, Steve Nelson is the UW-Extension Director covering Florence, Forest, Vilas, and Oneida counties and the Lac du Flambeau and Forest County Potawatomi tribes. He gave a yearly update of to the Oneida County Board on Tuesday, here talking about outreach... 

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At the first meeting in Eagle River of a group of dog owners looking to find a location for a dog park, six potential locations were identified for further study.

Ron Kressin, a member of the city council and county board, volunteered to chair the group and said he “was glad to see a number of dog owners ready to do some work” and was especially thankful many had visited dog parks in other communities.

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