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One of three meetings is being held in Rhinelander next month to talk about a DNR plan to limit the amount of pollution, especially phosphorus, that rolls into the Wisconsin River Basin.

DNR water resources engineer Kevin Kirsch says the meetings will talk about Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, going into the river system. He says the goal is to figure out how much pollution a body of water can receive and still meet water quality standards...

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The Oneida County Health Department is hosting series of classes beginning next month to help parents with young teenagers get through what can be interesting times.

Community Health Specialist Jennifer Chiamulera says the 'Strengthening Families' program helps parents of young people between ages 10 and 14 to get together one time a week for seven weeks to help build a bond with their kids..

"...get some skills for some of the struggles they might, you know, struggles they're inevitably going to experience as they move through middle school...."

Samoset Council Boy Scouts of America

For the past two years, a new scouting program has been gaining steady growth and popularity in the Northwoods.

It's called STEM Scouts: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is at the heart of the program for students in 3rd grade through high school. Tested five years ago in only one Boy Scouts of America council in Knoxville, TN it was rolled out in 2015 as a pilot program to just twelve councils nationwide.

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Hurricane Maria that struck Puerto Rico is causing a conservation effort of IV solution at Wisconsin hospitals.

Officials say hospitals and health systems are taking steps to conserve their supply of IV solution as they cope with unprecedented shortages. Ann Zenk is a Wisconsin Hospital Association vice-president and a former administrator at Ministry Health Care in Rhinelander. So why is there an IV shortage?

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The double whammy of cold weather and influenza are cutting into the blood donations says an American Red Cross spokesperson.

Northwoods Red Cross blood representative Marc Sutton says it has been a tough winter to collect always needed blood....

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The identity of the person who died early Saturday in Vilas county has been released.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department reports 55-year-old Gary Van De Lygraaf died after a crash on the shoreline of Buckatobon Lake in Conover. The crash was reported about 1:42 a.m.

Investigators report the snowmobile was traveling at a high rate of speed across the lake. The driver couldn't stop in time and struck a tree on the shoreline. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Following the recent arrests of five men in the death of 25-year-old Wayne Valliere, Jr. of Lac du Flambeau, the Lac du Flambeau Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa tribal council has issued a call to strengthen efforts to stop drug abuse.

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The Rhinelander Lions Club 42nd Annual Fisheree is being held Friday and Saturday.(2/10-11.2018) Fishing will be held on Boom Lake and part of the Wisconsin River Flowage. The fishing headquarters is at the Hodag Park Boom Lake Boat Landing Pavilion. Rules, regulations and fishing boundaries can be viewed on the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce website, or on posters at entry ticket locations. Proceeds benefit Lions projects.

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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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