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Nationwide, 200 cities will see a March For Science on Earth Day, as marchers gather to protect funding for environmental agencies threatened by proposed budget cuts both on the federal and state levels.

One of the communities with a March For Science is Minocqua. A group called 'March For Science Northwoods' will gather Saturday morning.

Organizer Tara Woolpy says the March for Science is designed to draw attention to a withdrawl by government from the environment...

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A group of former natural resource professionals are debuting a new statewide organization that they say presents a science-based place for the public to get information.

Retired DNR water professional Bob Martini of Rhinelander is involved with the group that is making a preliminary announcement about the group called "Green Fire-Voices For Science"...

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LAMBO Mountain Bike Trail Proposal Hits A Few Bumps

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MINOCQUA – A proposal by a mountain bike club to build additional trails on town property hit a few bumps during Tuesday’ Minocqua Town Board meeting. But the trouble spots apparently were smoothed over after some discussion.

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April is National Poetry Month and Nicolet College is holding its 7th Annual Poetry Project.

Ocie Kilgus is a Nicolet instructor and coordinator of the project. The best original writing from both a student and community member will be judged after the project ends on April 30. The winning student will be awarded the $300 Ron Parkinson Poetry Matters Student Scholarship. The community member will receive dinner for two at Church Street Inn in Hazelhurst.

Kilgus says aspiring poets will also have a chance to read their works at ArtStart in Rhinelander...

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Veterans from  seven  Northwoods counties are coming to Rhinelander Friday(4/21/17) for a Veterans Benefits Expo, designed to help veterans find out more information about the services they are entitled to.

Oneida County Veterans Service Officer Tammy Walters says veterans only need to stop by Friday....

"....this is a seven-county event, including Forest, Iron, Price, Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties. Of course all veterans, family members, survivors are welcome to join us..."

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A walk in the woods this time of the year will reveal Northwoods wildlife beginning the annual cycle of a new growing year. DNR wildlife researchers are out doing a survey and a spokesperson says be careful as your drive by.

DNR wildlife specialist Brian Dhuey says the surveyors collect data from roadsides, so that's why they are there and there's no need to be concerned...

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Coordination and cooperation in combating drug and substance abuse dominated last Tuesday's meeting of the Vilas County Board of Supervisors with opinions on rehabilitation as well as preventive efforts that could result in a cohesive approach to a growing problem.

Supervisor Tom Maulson, a former Lac du Flambeau tribal chairman, felt efforts to combat drugs have decreased and asked the county board to stand up and take the initiative saying there wasn't the toughness against drugs as when he led the tribe.

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The public is invited to a candlelight vigil Friday evening in Rhinelander that will remember the victims of child abuse and to remember a child who died recently here.

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State Officials Bring Grant Money To Northwoods Fab Labs

21 Wisconsin School Districts were awarded Fab Lab grants today including Rhinelander, Northland Pines, Phelps, Phillips, and Lakeland Union High School in Oneida, Price and Vilas counties. A top state official says the Fab Lab started here and has now spread across the states. The Fabrication Laboratories take state of the art computer and Internet technology and harness it to create projects. Some say when it is fully fleshed out, it could revoloutionize manufacturing in rural America....

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