One of the two motorcyclists injured in a crash last weekend north of Tomahawk has died.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports 50-year-old Benjamin J. Guite, Sr. of Merrill died Wednesday at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The second motorcyclist, 49 year old Lynette A. Haman of Elkhorn, Wisconsin was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Her condition was not released.
School report cards are in, and Northwoods school districts are on track or exceeding expectations.
The statewide performance report ranks schools on measures like student achievement, attendance and college readiness. Schools get placed in one of five categories between "failing" and "significantly exceeding expectations."
Northland Pines schools in Eagle River was rated as "exceeding expectations". District Administrator Dr. Mike Richie says the numbers are positive.
A resolution that would allow flat roofs on boathouses in Oneida county was postponed at Tuesday's county board meeting.
Planning and Development chair Scott Holowinski asked for the postponement after department Director Karl Jenrich heard from the DNR....
"....we submitted it to DNR to comment on the rule and Karl, this morning, got an email(from the DNR) with some changes that the committee should talk about before we debate this. So what I'd like to do is table this...."
State Representative Rob Swearingen has been asked to Chair the Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools.
The Rhinelander Republican was appointed by Speaker Robin Vos to study issues like schools financial stability, declining enrollment and transportation needs that are unique to most rural school districts.
He says he went along with a group of Rhinelander school officials to Madison several weeks ago to talk to legislators and officials about rural school problems...
A bi-partisan group of legislators is pushing a bill to require telephone companies keep land lines instead of dumping them for only cellphone coverage.
Talking from a landline on her farm in the hills of western Wisconsin, the bill's author...State Senator Kathleen Vinehout says at her place, cell coverage is spotty, just like across much of northern Wisconsin. Consumers with only one phone company had protections up to two years ago...
Four years ago the Wisconsin legislature loosened restrictions on selling canning at places like Farmer's Markets. It was called the "Pickle Bill". Now a move is on to allow baked goods to be sold in a similar way.
The Assembly's Small Business Development Committee heard testimony this week on a bill allowing the selling of homemade baked goods like breads, muffins and cookies without the usual permit.
A Crandon man has had an attempted first degree homicide charge dropped, but still could see substantial time behind bars.
22 year old Dakota Tuckwab was one of six men charged in Forest countyfollowing a melee at a Mole Lake home in February of 2012. A man and a woman were lured to the home. The man escaped out a window after being beaten and stabbed, while the woman escaped out of a room in which she was tied up.