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A staff member at Lincoln Hills School at Irma was hospitalized Wednesday after a reported assault.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department reports the alleged assault happened Wednesday.

The staff member was taken to medical aid by ambulance. The extent of injuries to the staff person is unknown. The investigation is said to be open, but the names of the student or staff members are not being released right now.

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The Rhinelander City Council heard a generally positive financial review this week, with at least one large exception.

Amanda Mboga from accounting firm Baker Tilly said the city has fit into generally accepted levels of financial practices.

She said the storm water account needed attention, but another account was a concern....

Cyber Security: A Nation Of Haves and Have-Nots?

Oct 12, 2017

Wisconsin News Connection is here.

MADISON, Wis. - Experts are concerned that the United States is becoming a nation of cyber-security "haves and have-nots" - those who take steps to protect their sensitive information and those who remain vulnerable.

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As the final numbers are being counted, this year's Walk To End Alzheimer's in Rhinelander was a large success.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Based in Rhinelander, Alzheimer's Association Outreach Specialist Julie St. Pierre says the walk last month proved to be what they wanted...


A Northwoods legislator says the north was dealt out of the decision to merge the two-year state colleges and UW-Extension into the state's four-year campuses.

U-W System President Ray Cross announced the changes Wednesday.

State Senator Janet Bewley, whose district includes parts of Vilas, Iron and Price counties, says any discussion with local officials was simply ignored. She says the needs of the north take a step back to southern Wisconsin needs...


Oct 12, 2017

Chipmunks are a common sight here in the Northwoods, but how much do we know about them, or pay attention to them? In this episode of wildlife matters, the Masked Biologist takes you on a voyage of chipmunk discovery.

A practice of the Vilas County zoning office on advising homeowners who want to “wreck and rebuild” their home within the shoreland setback area by totally tearing down the present structure and rebuilding has been officially endorsed by the county zoning committee as policy.


One person has died in a Vilas County crash.

The Sheriff's Department reports getting a call after 6:30 Wednesday evening of a crash at State Highway 155 and West Lost Lake Drive in the town of St. Germain.

Deputies report the vehicle was southbound on 155 when the driver crossed the northbound lane, went into the ditch, and struck a tree. The driver died and was alone in the vehicle.

The driver's name will be released later.

Emergency units  on the scene included St. Germain Fire and Plum Lake Ambulance.

The Truth About Apples

Oct 10, 2017

In this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about the genetics of apples and the real story behind Johnny Appleseed.

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North-central Wisconsin Volunteers are needed to help track bird populations.

After the third year of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas survey, volunteers have documented 220 bird species breeding in the state, most recently including a family of rare and secretive marsh birds called king rails. With this addition, 12 new species have been observed nesting in Wisconsin that weren't found during the first Breeding Bird Atlas survey two decades ago.


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Court Appearance For ER Man Charged In Shooting Death

An Eagle River man, Jeremiah Solis, 30, appeared in Vilas County court Monday for his initial appearance on two homicide charges as a result of an incident in early Sept on Wall Street resulting in the shooting death of Connor Stephens. Vilas County District Attorney Martha Milanowski filed a charge of homicide by firearm with having a controlled substance, marijuana. A second charge filed was homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon. According to the criminal complaint, Officer...

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