After a nationwide search, WXPR Public Radio has hired longtime Northwoods resident and current WXPR volunteer Pete Rondello as new station manager.
Rondello graduated from Eagle River High School and currently lives near Boulder Junction. Though he’s worked with Coldwell Banker in Minocqua for more than twenty years, Rondello has a background in radio that predates his work in real estate.
This weekend’s thaw was bad news for winter recreation trails.
Snowmobile trails in Iron County closed Monday after being open since early December. Forest Administrator Joe Vairus says a significant amount of snow melted during the thaw.
“It was 45 degrees for a few days, so things really opened up. It looked like spring. The swamps are open and the trails are bare in a lot of places so we’ve got to get things frozen again and get snow coverage on top of that. So it will take several inches, a foot or two.”
A Prentice based manufacturer is looking to expand it's operations into a vacant building in Tomahawk.
Multitek North America got approval from a Tomahawk city committee this week that would facilitate a plan to have Multitek expand into a former 15,000 square-foot Harley-Davidson plant on Oneida Drive. Multitek North America President Doug Kamps says the company is growing and needs more space...
Snowmobile trails in Vilas County are set to open Friday afternoon at 4 pm.
Vilas County Recreation Administrator Dale Mayo says conditions are typical for early season, though some areas may be wet or rough.
“Earlier in the season we had the freezing and thawing and hunters in the woods – and the trails are rutted. We did have plenty of snow, but we still have a few areas where you could encounter some rough spots. So we’re just encouraging everybody to use caution.”
Iron County has released a second draft of its metallic mining ordinance.
It outlines the process a mining company would need to follow for county approval, and includes a host of regulations and protections.
Zoning Administrator Tom Bergman says the purpose of a local ordinance is to be more specific than state rules can be. For example, he says the draft includes a requirement that a mining company monitor and test nearby private wells.