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A new study shows birth weights for Oneida county newborns are going up, a good sign and that education is working says an Oneida County public health nurse.

A state report shows the percent of babies born here with a low birth weight is just over 6 percent.

Oneida's figure is about one point lower than the state average. Low birth weight is defined as being under 2,500 grams or just over five pounds.

Dawn Klink says babies born early cause problems for parents...

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Oneida county is looking for its next generation of leaders and residents or people who work in the county are asked to think about enrolling.

Leadership Oneida County creates an awareness of services and organizations within the County, and reinforces an individuals call to civic responsibility and citizen involvement.

One of the graduates is WJFW- TV's Ben Meyer who is also on the steering committee for this year's program...

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On Friday, June 9th, Humphrey-McKeown performed live on WXPR.  If you missed the live broadcast during Crossroads Cafe, you can hear the concert archived here. Click the audio link.

Wednesday, June 14 Evening Newscast

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Update: Oneida Panel Denies Permit For Hospital

Jun 14, 2017
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RHINELANDER – Marshfield Clinic officials are weighing their options after the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee Wednesday, June 14 denied their request for a conditional use permit (CUP) to build a 12-bed hospital adjacent to their Minocqua Clinic.

Voting to deny the permit were supervisors Jack Sorensen, Scott Holewinski and Mike Timmons. Supervisors Billy Fried and Dave Hintz voted against the motion.

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The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is hosting its 28th annual Energy Fair this weekend in Custer, east of Stevens Point.

Promoters say it's the longest running event of it's kind in the nation. More than 13,000 persons come to learn about clean energy and sustainability, and take action towards a sustainable future. There are 200 workshops, more than 200 exhibitors. Among the many speakers is JB Straubel, Co-Founder of Tesla.

Spokesperson Allison Lindquist outlines the purpose of the Fair...

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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer's Association is hosting public meetings soon to talk about the brain, brain health, Alzheimers and other dementias.

Rhinelander-based outreach specialist Julie St. Pierre says the month is set aside to look at the impact Alzheimer's has on families and the challenges those families face supporting their loves ones. She says the meetings give family members help and also raise awareness to help keep your brain healthy.

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A meeting next Monday in Rhinelander could have an impact on future recreation in the Northwoods.

The DNR is hosting the meeting to get feedback about outdoor recreation for a Recreation Opportunities Analysis they are doing.

DNR recreation specialist Cameron Bump says the analysis is examining existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities. Bump says they held an initial set of meetings in March and have put together a draft document for the public to provide input...

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Gun charges have been added to two Northwoods residents already facing federal charges of distributing Oxycodone.

Federal prosecutors allege  31 year old Lee Hueckstaedt of Rhinelander and 34 year old Lance Bruette of Minocqua had the additional firearm charges brought by a grand jury. The charges are in addition to early charges brought by federal authorities against several other Northwoods residents.

Prosecutors allege a Milwaukee man brought the Oxycodone to the Northwoods where it was distributed by people in Vilas and Oneida counties

Residents' Views on Changes in the Northwoods

Jun 14, 2017
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I hit Brown Street last week to gauge opinions in Rhinelander on the community and the surrounding area. I asked one question: What changes would you like to see in the Northwoods? While an infrastructural motif was evident, the responses were as varied as the people themselves.

 

Patty Olenik is a Rhinelander native and the owner of the Mad Batter Bakery.

 

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A Conversation About Palestine

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War and the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Elaine Strite of Harshaw lived in the Middle East for 27 years and wore many hats: She lived in Egypt for fifteen years where she was an English teacher and founded an incoming generating project for women, Lebanon for two years, and ten years in Palestine. Last week, I sat down with Elaine to hear her thoughts on the occupation. She immediately cleared any confusion regarding her...

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