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Oneida county is making sure its name is in the mix when new state funding for faster internet is available.

The Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to state broadband funders saying the county is working hard to get more service to rural areas.

Dave Noel from the Oneida County Broadband Development Committee said current providers were not interested in expanding service four years ago. He says a local company, Northwoods Connect was interested and uses fixed wireless delivery.


In 2015, groups met to see if there was a way to expand manufacturing into the former Printpak factory in Rhinelander. Over the months, a complex deal was worked out, enabling Oneida County to request $15 million dollars from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, with a local conduit then moving the money to Expera Specialty Solutions who operates a paper making facility in Rhinelander on Davenport Street.

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One of Wisconsin's plant invaders can give you a nasty burn and it's in its prime right now.

DNR Invasive plant coordinator Kelly Kearns talks about wild parsnip....

" will be in a rosette stage anywhere from one to several years. The flowering year, it sends up a flowering stalk usually in June at some point and it has a series of large yellow umbrella-shaped flowers a top. This plant can burn your skin. It has a chemical in it that interacts with your skin in the sunlight and cause burns...."

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

Jun 20, 2017
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MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to review a case ruled on last November that said the 2011 Republican re-drawing of State Assembly boundaries was an unconstitutional gerrymander, because of excessive partisanship. Republicans maintain their methods were within the bounds of the Constitution.

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Jun 20, 2017

AARP Ranks Wisconsin 6th in Nation in Serving Older Adults

Jun 20, 2017
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MADISON, Wis. - While a new scorecard from AARP ranks the Badger State sixth in the nation in serving older adults and people with disabilities, it indicates that things could be done to improve the lot of family caregivers.

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June is Invasive Species Awareness Month and a local coordinator hopes everyone does their part to help stop the spread. An invasive is any plant or animal introduced outside their natural ecosystem

. Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department's Stephanie Boismenue says people should be on the outlook for anything that could be spread on shoes, boots, car tires, bait bucket, live well...

"...if it doesn't belong, don't bring it along...'

The University of Wisconsin’s Kemp Research Station in Woodruff will hold an open house of their newest building, the Connor Forestry Center, on Thursday, June 29th, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Station superintendent Scott Bowe says this is opportunity to show the public the increased resources now available at the station.


We all know that feeling when we get triggered to say something we regret. With a few tools though, we can navigate our way past the negative emotions that make that happen.

In this month’s episode of BrainWaves, WXPR’s commentator and classical music host Molly Rose Teuke offers some useful tips on how to conquer the limbic hijack.

Molly Rose Teuke is host of WXPR’s Thursday Midday Classics. She’s also a certified brain-based coach and leadership trainer, helping people master the art and science of personal change.

A Northwoods state Senator was disappointed an amendment she and another Senator introduced to make pharmaceutical companies answerable for the opioid crisis was not included in a measure passed by the Senate last week.

The bill that passed allows authorities to indefinitely confine and require treatment for habitual drug offenders.

Democrats Janet Bewley of Bayfield county and Dave Hansen of Green Bay introduced an amendment asking the Attorney General to consider joining two other states in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical firms selling opioids as they do.


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A Conversation About Palestine

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War and the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Elaine Strite of Harshaw lived in the Middle East for 27 years and wore many hats: She lived in Egypt for fifteen years where she was an English teacher and founded an incoming generating project for women, Lebanon for two years, and ten years in Palestine. Last week, I sat down with Elaine to hear her thoughts on the occupation. She immediately cleared any confusion regarding her...

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