Generous hunters during and after the upcoming Wisconsin deer hunt can help the hungry across the state. The DNR's Deer Donation Program is now in it's 14th season.
Biologist Dan Hirchert coordinates the program. The effort was begun with cooperation from meat processors in the region. 70 counties participate in the program. He says hunters donate a legally harvested deer through the meat processors to go to local agencies like food pantries....
Next April, Rhinelander voters will see an advisory referendum whether the city should petition the legislature to become the next community with a Premier Resort Area Tax.
The question asks whether the city should levy one-half cent on a dollar sales tax on tourist-related items.
The money raised could only be used to upgrade infrastructure, namely city streets. The city could like to fix Lincoln Street from Oneida to Eisenhower Parkway, Stevens Street, Boyce Drive and Oneida Avenue, totaling some $2 million dollars.
The Oneida County Board Wednesday evening restored $5,000 to the Oneida County Humane Society budget that was proposed to be cut. The funding restored the annual contribution by the county to $40,000. The city of Rhinelander also contributes roughly $60,000. The Humane Society runs the animal shelter, now known as the Oneida County Humane Society Adoption Center.
The Wisconsin DNR is giving an award to the Forest County Potawatomi Community for having one of the three highest rates of recycling in the state in 2013. The tribe recycles more than 500 pounds of material per person per year.
The Forest County Potawatomi’s per capita rate of recycling is more than twice the state average of about 240 pounds.
After getting four competitive grant awards last year to expand higher-speed internet in the Northwoods, another grant will expand broadband service in the Minocqua area this fiscal year.
Dr. Tithi Chattopadhyay from the Public Service Commission says seven awards totaling a half-million dollars are being given out for the next fiscal year, including a $46,000 grant for Oneida county. That is the only broadband grant from the state for this region this year as part of the state's Broadband Expansion grant program.
A St. Paul man is being held in Oneida county on a high cash bond, charged with armed robbery as a repeat offender. 43 year old Byron Kendall Lewis was arrested about 10:00 p.m. Sunday evening in Minocqua.
The Krist Oil convenience store in Woodruff was robbed about two hours earlier by a man who allegedly showed the clerk a handgun. A tip led police to arrest Lewis at Trig's 70 West Center in Minocqua. At an initial hearing in Rhinelander, Judge Patrick O'Melia asked Lewis about his past...
Prentice School District Administrator Randy Bergman says he hopes to have school back in session Monday after a fire broke out Tuesday. The fire at the Price county facility forced cancelation of classes for the rest of the week...