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The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation earlier this month honored four Northland Pines School District students and teachers who picked up money for achievement.

The Kohl grants are competitive across Wisconsin, so it was unique that two teachers from St. Germain Elementary and the Montessori Learning Center within St. Germain Elementary each picked up awards.

A Minocqua businessman is leading efforts to preserve and enshrine a panel from the iconic “T-Bird Country” railroad bridge that spans U.S. Highway 51 in Hazelhurst.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) will replace the 88-ton steel structure near Highway D with a new bridge in a few months as part of the U.S. Highway 51 reconstruction project underway. The Bearskin State Recreation Trail runs across the current 58-foot bridge, built in 1938.

Autism Speaks: Ashley Mathy's World of Blue

Apr 26, 2016
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Two men working to bring a disc golf course to the town of Newbold say the new course will be a destination course in the Northwoods. The new course is being constructed off Ole Lake Road.

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Rhinelander District Library leaders are out in the community talking about the need for more space.

The library would like to upgrade from the current 15,000 square feet to 27,000 at the current property on Stevens Street. Library Director Virginia Roberts says things have changed since the Carnegie library was built...

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Last Saturday was National Healthcare Decisions Day. Medical professionals are alerting the public to think about preparing the paperwork necessary should medical decisions need to be made on your behalf.

Leslie Schmidt is a medical ethicist with Ministry Health Care. She says the day was set aside for people to begin talking about having a plan in place before serious healthcare decisions need to be made...

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Tune in to WXPR's Northwoods Café Tuesday, May 3rd, at 6pm for a live broadcast performance with Bobby Bullet.

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Work is progressing on a new disc golf course planned off Ole Lake road in the town of Newbold and folks helping to construct the course need volunteers Saturday.

Last year, the town just north of Rhinelander announced they were building course with completion expected by fall. The logging has been done, but town resident Pete Cody says a volunteer work crew is needed. He says they've been getting rid of left over brush....

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In the past five years, the Wisconsin Never Forgotten Honor Flight has taken nearly 2,100 veterans to see the memorials and other sites in Washington, D.C.

The next flight leaves Monday with 16 World War Two, 39 Korean War, and 39 Vietnam War veterans on the flight. The flight provides a one-day trip for veterans and caregivers. Co-Founder Jim Campbell says as the 23 flight leaves next week, the composition of veterans changes...

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Since 1958, the American Library Association has sponsored National Library Week in mid-April.This week is set aside to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians. At the E.U. Demmer Library in Three Lakes a full week of activities are planned. Library Director Erica Brewster says the role of the library is changing....

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Rhinelander native David Chrisinger is an associate lecturer at UW-Stevens Point. In the course of teaching, he's collected stories from veterans that has turned into a book in demand. Chrisinger edited "See Me For Who I Am", 20 stories by student veterans, most from the Northwoods.

WXPR's Ken Krall spoke with Chrisinger about the collection...

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A picture from Boulder Junction, Wi.  Friday, April 8.  6 to 7 inches of snow overnight and several snow events there the past few days.

On Tuesday, April 5th, Denise Sauter and her Jazz Band, joined WXPR in The White Pine Room. If you missed the live broadcast during Northwoods Cafe, you can hear the concert archived here. Click the audio link below. 

Our thanks to Denise Sauter and her band for a great night of live music!

Vilas County Tourism and Publicity

Travelers and others using mobile media devices will note a new Vilas County tourism website that has been redesigned with a number of new features.

Vilas County Director of Tourism and Publicity Cindy Burzinski says to stay in front of changing traveler needs, they wanted a new tourism website...

".....we found out that in the past year, over 50 percent of users to our site were using mobile devices. In order to make visitors at the website an impressive experience, we upgraded it to mobile-friendly and make it more eye catching...."

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