When you finish your Thanksgiving meal you might ask, 'why did I eat so much?', but a state Farm Bureau spokesperson says the cost shouldn't give you additional pain.
Amy Eckelberg says they survey 12 items usually thought of on a traditional Thanksgiving table. A 16 pound turkey costs about a dollar more than last year. Pumpkin pie mix is up about 35 cents, and sweet potatoes are up 50 cents, but rolls are down 25 cents and a relish tray costs about as much as last year, among other items.
The town of Conover has about three weeks to decide whether to accept federal funding to build a bike trail.
After Vilas County officials asked the town to allow ATVs on a short stretch of the silent sports and snowmobile trail, state officials have clarified that it’s too late for changes to the project proposal.
But DOT North Central Engineering Chief Brian Gaber says ATV groups could apply to build their own trail on the railroad grade, which is about a hundred feet wide.
He says ATV use would need to be separated from the silent sports portion.
Northwoods business leaders are invited to a meeting in Rhinelander to talk about cutting through government red tape.
The Governor's Northern Summit is set for Minocqua on December 4 and 5. All the cabinet secretaries and staff, along with Governor Walker will be on hand to talk about what they are working on to spur economic development.
Two days prior to that event, a meeting is set at the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Dana DeMet...
A contractor from Merrill fell about 25-feet to his death while installing insulation at a paper mill in Mosinee. It happened yesterday morning at Expera Specialty Solutions, a former Wausau Paper facility. Authorities said a 55-year-old man was working alone on a lift for about two hours, when he fell from a hydraulic bucket outside the building. He was employed by Taylor Insulation of Merrill. An Expera spokeswoman said the worker had completed mandatory training which includes measures to guard against falling. The man's name was not immediately released.
The debate over where All Terrain Vehicles, or ATVs, will be allowed to ride in Vilas County has sparked debates across the townships. Eagle River joined in the discussion last night. The city council will be accepting proposals for ATV routes downtown.
Last night’s city council meeting saw a lively discussion about whether and where to allow ATVs in Eagle River. Said city councilman Jerry Burkett,
ATVs are here. That doesn’t mean we can’t establish a corridor that works for everybody if we decide to do that.