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The Lakeland Noon Rotary Club is hosting an event to help rebuild the Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff.

Rotary spokesperson Sue Morris says their group is hosting an event called "Tropical Nights". The tropical-themed event is set for 6:00 p.m. April 22 at the Waters of Minocqua. Guests can dress in tropical attire, and they have a number raffle items, including gift baskets. Morris says one larger raffle item is going to be available for a larger ticket.

She says the event will not only benefit the Lakeland Senior Center but a student as well...

Northwoods Land Trust

The Oneida County Board Tuesday approved the formation of the Squash Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District. A lake district is different than a lake association as local residents agree to tax themselves as a form of local government to fund improvements to the lake. Squash Lake is west of Rhinelander.

Supervisor Bob Mott said the backers found enough support...

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Add Oneida County to the growing list of local governments opposed to a tax loophole which could cost residential property taxpayers more money. Called the "Dark Store" loophole, it allows big box stores to say their property tax values are half of what the local governments say they are, as they allow comparable valuation on buildings that are no longer stores, hence the name Dark Store.

The city of Rhinelander has had challenges under this loophole, the latest being with Menards.

Forest County Sheriff's Department

A Crandon woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in an alleged drug trafficking ring.

40 year old Diana F. Alvarado was sentenced to more than 2 years in prison and 5 years of extended supervision after release.

Several law enforcement agencies investigated methamphetamine and prescription drug ring in Forest county and arrests were made last August.

While Alvarado was sentenced on federal charges, she also faces similar charges in state court and will appear next month in Forest County Court

Wisconsin DNR

City of Rhinelander residents should know they have one of the top laboratories for helping keeping their water safe from contamination.

The DNR has recognized the Rhinelander Wastewater Treatment Plant and Town of Sullivan Sanitary District as the 2017 Registered Laboratories of the Year. Laboratories for municipal wastewater treatment plants monitor the quality of treated water discharged into the environment assuring that it meets all applicable standards for protecting public health and natural resources.

The DNR recognized Jody Flannery of the Rhinelander facility.

Sokaogon Chippewa Community Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

March 10th, Native Americans from area tribes were in Washington, D.C. to protest policy toward the Standing Rock tribe by the federal government. Today we hear from three Members of the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community... Arlyn Ackley, Jr., Tribal Vice-Chairman, Vickie Ackley, Tribal Treasurer, and Carson Ackley, tribal councilman. They spoke with WXPR's Ken Krall. We hear first from Arlyn Ackley...

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With many retired people heading to warmer climates this month, an official says they're getting complaints about what's called the "Grandparents Scam".

State Division Administrator of Trade and Consumer Protection, Frank Frassetto, outlines how the scam works...

AARP Wisconsin: "Age Tax" For Health Insurance Unfair

Mar 21, 2017
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MADISON, Wis. - Under the new Republican healthcare plan, insurance companies would be allowed to charge older workers much more than younger workers, a move that AARP Wisconsin calls an "age tax."

This provision in the GOP proposal comes from legislation, House Resolution 708, that AARP charges would line the pockets of insurance companies.

Decisions, decisions… We make hundreds of them every day. The more reasonable we can be, the better our decision, right?

In this month’s installment of BrainWaves, Molly Rose Teuke decides to explore that very question.

Her conclusion might surprise you: Don’t be too quick to discount your intuition.

Molly Rose Teuke is happy she can make a real job out of her abiding curiosity about how our brains work. She is a certified brain-based coach and trainer helping people master the art and science of personal change.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin stopped in the Northwoods Saturday, first meeting with supporters in Rhinelander, then traveling to Northland Pines High School in Eagle River to participate in a broadband roundtable at the school and see their Fab Lab.

Democrat Baldwin says while talk of cutbacks in the federal budget are being worked out, she's optimistic that funding for high speed internet will continue.

She admits there are large challenges in the proposed federal budget...

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Rhinelander Spin Class Sets The Pace For YMCA Support Campaign

Twice a week, a committed group of people in Rhinelander start their day not with a shower, a cup of coffee or the morning newspaper. They roll out of bed and begin sweating almost immediately. They’re part of Sue Koch’s early-morning indoor spin class at the YMCA of the Northwoods, and most mornings, they start pedaling long before the sun comes up. WXPR volunteer Ben Meyer has the story about how their motivation is more than just a drive for exercise. Ben Meyer is the managing editor and...

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