Republican leaders in the U.S. House have offered President Obama and the Democrats a proposal to extend the U.S. debt ceiling until around Thanksgiving.
In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Wisconsin 7th District Republican Congressman Sean Duffy said the G.O.P. is making an effort to stave off what could be a financially catastrophic default...
No increase in budget could result in fewer employees and reduced hours at the Rhinelander District Library.
The government partners voted no to a $40,000 increase during an arbitration hearing this week. If the towns of Newbold, Pine Lake, Crescent, and Pelican, along with the city of Rhinelander object to a proposed budget, they can ask for a hearing. . The government partners voted against the increase. Oneida County also helps with funding. Hughes says the library's budget is close to $900,000.
The former Lindey Cleaners in Rhinelander could eventually be leveled and more parking put in it's place.
That outcome started in motion this week when a Rhinelander city committee approved the money to hire consultants to look at what needs to be done to clean up the long-time dry cleaning company property. City Administrator Blaine Oborn says there could be more than one environmental problem at the site...
The Wisconsin legislature is considering changes to a law that could soften rules concerning racially-based mascots and logos at schools. The bill would require a school district have at least ten percent of the district's members support the change. The bill also puts the burden on the person filing the complaint to prove that the mascot or logo proved harmful, and give a 120 day time limit to the process.
A Rhinelander man charged with attempted homicide charge has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
24 year old Marcus Alsteens was arrested after a September 13 shooting incident at a home on Mason Street he shared with a cousin. Justin Alsteens was hospitalized but is recovering.
Alsteens is charged with attempted first degree homicide, aggravated battery, negligent handling of a weapon and injury by negligent use of a weapon, all charges have an additional domestic abuse provision.
Several Northwoods schools are receiving state awards for student performance and improvement.
Wisconsin School Superintendent Tony Evers will honor those schools at a statehouse ceremony Tuesday at noon. North Lakeland Elementary and Crandon Elementary are both being recognized for high progress.
Crandon Elementary principal Jamee Belland credits improvements in reading and math to the school’s use of classroom data. She says it helps teachers tailor curriculum to students at different levels.
Lac du Flambeau tribal voters yesterday elected four of eight candidates to the tribal council and elected a secretary and treasurer.
The top four candidates for the council were Henry "Butch" St. Germaine with 363 votes, Alice Soulier with 330 votes, Betty Jo Graveen with 323, and Eric Chapman, Sr. with 292.
Jamie Armstrong defeated Vicki Doud for Secretary and Mary Peterson defeated Barry LeSieur(lah-soor) for Treasurer. There were a total of 307 write-in votes in all races that did not affect the outcomes.