Olson Library

The newly renovated Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River will be opening next week.

This coming Friday morning(9:45 a.m.) will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The library space has more than doubled to more than 11,000 square feet. The project cost was about $2.5 million. The library has been temporarily housed in Ascension -Ministry medical facilities.

Ken Krall spoke with Library Director Nan Andrews last week as she was walking through the new facility and told him about a few of the new features...

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Dec 12, 2017

And with this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about a few of her favorite holiday plants.

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A new direction was approved Monday night for the Northwood Golf Club on Rhinelander's far west side.

The city council voted 7-1 to terminate the contract with golf pro Dan Buckley, end the management agreement with David O'Melia  and the bar and restaurant, and seek a manager or management firm to run the course beginning next year.

The Golf Course Advisory Committee had recently approved that recommendation after a consulting firm made several recommendations about the financially troubled course.

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A Milwaukee county judge running for a spot on the state Supreme Court says the public's trust in a fair and impartial court must be returned.

During a recent campaign stop in the Northwoods, Judge Rebecca Dallet was asked why she is running....

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As the snow flies, a lakes specialist says it's a good time to start planning a Healthy Lakes project to help preserve water quality in area lakes.

UW-Extension lakes specialist Patrick Goggin says Healthy Lakes is a four-year old program involved with the surface water grants made available through the DNR...

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Purchase of 117 acres of DNR lands in St. Germain by Vilas County will allow withdrawl of county forest land for future expansion of the Highway "G" landfill, but a key question is who pays the $180,000 price to do that.

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Governor Scott Walker signed the “Mining for America” bill into law today at the Rhinelander - Oneida County Airport.

The bill eliminates the “mining moratorium law" for the issuance of sulfide ore mining permits. The mining moratorium was signed into law by Gov. Tommy Thompson in 1998 and received bipartisan support.

The law required companies to prove a sulfide mine could operate 10 years and be closed for 10 years without polluting water resources.

Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst was lead sponsor in the state Senate...

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FoodShare is Wisconsin's version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food benefits, and education to low-income households. Recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. But there's a new drug testing program is in the final review stage in Madison after being approved by Governor Walker.

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Some 800 high school students will be further “schooled” in the art of tournament fishing on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes this coming February.

Minocqua Area Chamber group travel coordinator Jane Kincheloe tells the town board they believe the boost in the local economy will be felt beyond Minocqua: 

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FoodShare is Wisconsin's version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food benefits, and education to low-income households. Recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. But there's a new drug testing program is in the final review stage in Madison after being approved by Governor Walker. Under the rule, able-bodied adults...

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