Swearingen, Two Other Rep. Ask To Lower State's Drinking Age

Nov 9, 2017

Wisconsin's drinking age would be lowered from 21 to 19 if three Republican representatives get their bill passed.

Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander, a former president of the state's Tavern League, has joined Adam Jarchow of Balsam Lake and Cindi Duchow of Delafield in asking colleagues to cosponsor their bill.

Swearingen says national drinking age was set by the federal government in 1984, with a highway funds penalty if a state didn't enact the 21 year old minimum drinking age....

Sarah Flashing Named Three Lakes Chamber Director

Nov 9, 2017
Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce

(Three Lakes, WI) – The Board of Directors of the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Sarah Flashing as the new Executive Director. Flashing brings to Three Lakes more than 15 years of experience that includes event management, education, public relations, advertising and web development.

Majority Republicans Pass Changes In Mining, Homeowners Laws

Nov 9, 2017

Two widely discussed  pieces of legislation authored by State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst got legislative approval this week and are likely to be signed by Governor Walker.

The state Senate voted Tuesday to repeal the Mining Moratorium law that no longer requires companies to prove that they operated mines elsewhere without long term environmental damage. Tiffany proposed to make it easier for mining companies to get permits -- insisting there's limited environmental risk, and saying he doesn't expect a 'gold rush'...

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Daniel Zimmerman was appointed by Governor Walker to serve as the 10th Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

Hailing from New Berlin, he spent his 25 year military career serving in various command and staff positions in support of the tactical Army worldwide. Secretary Zimmerman is a decorated combat veteran, having been awarded two Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other Army, NATO, and foreign medals and awards.

WXPR's Ken Krall talked with Secretary Zimmerman about Veterans Day coming Saturday..

Northwoods Alliance For Temporary Housing

A key fundraiser for the homeless shelter in Rhinelander happens Saturday.

The 8th annual Soup For Shelter features a variety of soups made by area restaurants, door prizes, raffles and more. Soup For Shelter is being held at Nativity of Our Lord North, Kohlbeck Hall. Admission is by free-will offering.

Frederick Place homeless shelter Executive Director Tammy Modic talks about how the funds are used...

Migrating Hummingbirds

Nov 9, 2017

Have you ever had someone tell you hummingbirds ride south on the backs of geese in the fall? In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist looks at this charming, albeit false, old wives’ tale.

My mom always used to tell me that hummingbirds traveled south for the winter riding on the backs of Canada geese.  While this is a charming and compelling tale, the fact is that these little birds don’t hitchhike their way south. They migrate like many other bird species. 

Northwood Golf Club

Rhinelander's Golf Course Advisory Committee heard a first draft of a consultant's analysis of the financially-troubled Northwood Golf Club.

A recent audit showed the municipal course owed Rhinelander more than $1 million.


A survey in Boulder Junction will help the community plan for its future. That's the word from Theresa Smith at the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce.

The Boulder Junction Economic Development-Connect Communities committee and partners are developing a plan to aid economic development.

Theresa Smith says they received 169 responses to open-ended questions...


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David Chrisinger

Theater Group Does Veterans Performance At Nicolet College

The Boots on the Ground theater company will perform at Nicolet College tomorrow presenting its adaptation of See Me for Who I Am, a book on soldiers’ war experiences edited by Rhinelander native David Chrisinger. The book is a collection of 20 first-person essays penned by Chrisinger's students at UW-Stevens Point. The collection was published in February. Chrisinger says word of mouth led the South Carolina based theater group to his collection... ".....sometime this summer, June or July, I...

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