Tri-County, Tribal Plan To Go To Vilas County Board

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Creating a tri-county/tribal response to address drug addiction was approved this week by the Vilas County Executive & Legislative committee. With support from the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa the plan will be presented to the full Vilas county board later this month.

About 20 years ago Vilas county created a county-tribal committee to establish intergovernmental communication when off-reservation treaty rights began to be exercised.

Radio and storytelling go all the way back to the days of Marconi. This Sunday, on Open Turntable we will be celebrating the fine art storytelling! Hosted by Mike Skuball and backed by his Wheels on the Curb actors, Mike will share real and imagined tales about car trips, the circus, the Northwoods, family and more. Performances by the Rhinelander Women’s Club, Rhinelander High School students, long time rockers and more will be featured. Tune in from 5 to 8 Sunday, February 18th  to a very special storytelling edition of Open Turntable.

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Forest County is in the process of looking at what should be done with law enforcement and government offices on the courthouse campus.

Two proposals are being considered, one which keeps the current historic courthouse, the other which eliminates it. Three public meetings have been held to get input.

According to the Forest county website, requests for proposals are being considered within the next two weeks. One proposal would remove the courthouse, costing about $22 million, with a second option to keep and renovate the courthouse costing $25 million. pexels

The firm that gave the City of Rhinelander grim financial news about the municipally-owned Northwood Golf Club will now have the helm.

The Rhinelander City Council Monday night approved having Green Golf Partners of Indiana as the manager of the course on the city's far west side. The city put out bids after a change of leadership was approved at a recent meeting following the revelation that the golf course owes the city more than $1 million. Three bids were received.

City Administrator Keith Kost gave reasons for his recommendation...

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The upcoming mayoral ballot in Rhinelander will likely have only one candidate on the ballot, after the state Elections Commission backed City Clerk Val Foley's decision to not place two candidates on the ballot.

Mayor Dick Johns has decided to retire. Council member Alex Young is running for the job, and challenged the validity of nomination papers filed by two other candidates, Chris Frederickson and Scott Counter. Counter didn't challenge the ruling, but Frederickson did.

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Cans of food are arranged into creative designs, judged, then the food donated to the local food pantry. That's the concept of the 8th Annual ' CANtastic' event, set for March 3 at the Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander.

Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen ...

"....this is about a way for groups to come together and have some fun and build some structures out of food, both cans and boxes and the food eventually ends up at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry and we distribute it to the folks in need...."

Police Looking For Suspect In LDF Man's Death

Feb 13, 2018
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A statewide search is underway for a Northwoods man accused of conspiring to commit murder.

Four people are already in custody in the December 22nd fatal shooting of Wayne Valliere, Junior.

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice say they are looking for James Lussier. He is also wanted in Vilas County for charges related to the Valliere killing -- and he's wanted in Marathon County in an unrelated case.

Suspects Richard Allen, Joseph Lussier, Evan Oungst and Curtis Wolfe are being held in the Iron County Jail.

In this month’s episode of Field Notes, Susan Knight explains how a tiny relative of our mosquito holds the key to all that chocolate you plan to eat tomorrow on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and with it, a celebration of chocolate. Almost everyone loves chocolate, but you may not realize that the hero of the chocolate story is a tiny biting midge, a relative of our friends the mosquito and black fly.

An Idea For Fixing America's Retirement System

Feb 13, 2018
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NEW YORK - For far too many Americans, the prospect of a secure retirement is dim. A retirement expert says this crisis is a problem the nation can solve - and a disaster if it doesn't.


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Wisconsin DOT Chooses Roundabout Option For Rhinelander Intersection

The Department of Transportation(DOT) has decided to install a roundabout at the busy U.S. 8--Wisconsin 47 intersection on Rhinelander's west side. In December, the DOT held a meeting at Rhinelander City Hall to get public input. The roundabout was presented as a less expensive alternative to keeping the traditional arrangement of the intersection with upgrades. Project Manager Dan Erva outlines what they feel are reasons for the roundabout.... "...roundabouts improve the safety of the...

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