Arts & Life

Competing Bid Proposals
5:46 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Rhinelander, Crescent Plan Open House to Showcase Heal Creek Trails

Credit Natalie Jablonski

The city of Rhinelander and the town of Crescent are trying to garner public support for a plan to develop recreational trails outside the city, by holding an open house at the site this weekend.  

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Frederick House
3:58 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Homeless Shelter Benefit Saturday Night In Rhinelander

Frederick Place
Credit Northwoods Alliance For Temporary Housing

An event to benefit Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander is set for Saturday night.

The 4th annual fundraiser dinner provides a key opportunity to fund the shelter says Executive Director Tammy Modic says the public has been very generous over time to keep the homeless shelter going...

"......we have documented, very close to 4,000 different individuals or businesses, civic groups or churches that have donated to NATH in some way, shape or form(over the years)....

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Arts & Life
8:55 am
Fri January 30, 2015

A Less Processed Life: Making Healthier Resolutions

Trying new things, like kumquats in a citrus salad, are one way to inspire healthy additions to any diet.
Susan Bronson

The start of a new year is when many people vow to make dramatic changes to their diet. Well, January is almost over – how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up?

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Museum of Wisconsin Art
4:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Dick Blau: Wisconsin's Polka Scene

Credit Submitted photo

The Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend is opening a photographic exhibition this weekend featuring the work of Dick Blau from Milwaukee. 

Blau was a collaborator on a book in 1992 called Polka Happiness, and his latest public work is a series of large photographs capturing Wisconsin's polka scene. Blau and longtime polka chronicler Rick March stopped by 25 dances in 2013. That journey led to this rare photo display,  polka style. Blau talked to Ken Krall about the challenges and pure joy he experienced doing the work.

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Scratch off ticket
4:38 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Merrill Resident Wins $1 Million In Wisconsin Lottery

Marilyn Katke of Merrill became Wisconsin's newest millionaire when she redeemed a Super Millions scratch ticket worth $1 million.

Marilyn bought her winning ticket on Monday at the Kwik Trip  on  East Main Street in Merrill. She will take home more than $673,000 after taxes.

Kwik Trip earns a $20,000 retailer incentive from the $1 million prize, or 2 percent of the total prize.

Arts & Life
2:27 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

WXPR's February Quiet Drive- We Did It! Thanks For Showing The Love.

We did it! Our quiet drive goal was to raise $15,000 by Valentine's Day, without having a pledge drive and we did it! Thanks for showing your love. 

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Arts & Life
6:24 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Atelier Book Bindery: Care and Concern Throughout

The Northwoods is full of experts and artists you might not expect to find in a rural area. If you drive along the right road in Arbor Vitae, you might find yourself in a fine book bindery called Atelier. 

Florian Bieschke’s workshop, like book binding itself, is a collection of small and precise details. 

“This is the bindery, as small as it is," he says.  "We heat it by just getting more people in – five or six people and we can turn the heaters off!”

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Twenty Countries Compete
6:12 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Paralympic Nordic Ski World Championships Open in Cable, WI

Opening ceremonies are taking place Friday night for the Paralympic Nordic Ski World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin. 

Events include sprint and distance cross country ski races, and biathlon that combines skiing and target shooting. 

Event support chief and Cable Chamber of Commerce Director James Bolen is expecting thousands of spectators this weekend. 

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Big prize still not won
3:45 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Minocqua Powerball Ticket Holder Gets $40,000

Someone who stopped by Trig's in Minocqua is $40,000 richer.

The Wisconsin Lottery office announced a ticket sold at Trig's Food and Drug in Minocqua matched four out of five Powerball numbers and with a multiplier number resulted in a $40,000 prize. Another $40,000 prize was won in Kenosha and a $10,000 prize in Menasha.

No one won the  Powerball jackpot which has grown to $230 million dollars for the national drawing.

Winners  have 180 days to validate their tickets by mail or in person at the Lottery’s Madison or Milwaukee offices.

Students Conduct Professionals
4:36 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Very Young Composers Program Helps Kids Write Music

Kierrah Epping (student) and volunteer musician Bethany Puffer.

It’s common to find artwork created by children in the schools, but how often do students have the chance to create music? As Emily Bright found out, a program at the SOAR Charter School in Land O’Lakes allows students to do just that.The SOAR charter school is one of four schools in the country to take part in Very Young Composers, a week-long program that offers middle school students the chance to compose their own music. Students pair with local professional musicians. Northland Pines Band Director Forrest Mann says no formal music training is required. 

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