Natalie Jablonski http://wxpr.org en Golden Harvest Moves, Rhinelander Food Pantry Prepares For New Building http://wxpr.org/post/golden-harvest-moves-rhinelander-food-pantry-prepares-new-building <p>The Rhinelander Food Pantry got a step closer to a new home Monday, as the Golden Harvest grocery store opened its new location. &nbsp;But there’s still a few months of work ahead before the food pantry can open its new doors.</p><p>The old Golden Harvest grocery building on Coon Street sits nearly empty, as the store finishes a move to a new building more than twice as large.&nbsp; Golden Harvest owner Timothy Conjurske&nbsp;says until now the store was bursting at the seams.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:33:22 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21722 at http://wxpr.org Golden Harvest Moves, Rhinelander Food Pantry Prepares For New Building Hundreds of Native Bee Species Can Also Pollinate Crops http://wxpr.org/post/hundreds-native-bee-species-can-also-pollinate-crops <p>Scientists think wild bees can be as helpful in pollinating certain crops as honeybees. &nbsp;</p><p>University of Wisconsin Madison grad student Rachel Mallinger&nbsp;is in the Northwoods Monday talking about the value of the state’s native bees.&nbsp; WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Mallinger about wild bees and the online identification guide she developed to help people appreciate wild bee diversity.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mallinger says while honeybees are nonnative, there are hundreds of species of native bees that also help pollinate crops.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21590 at http://wxpr.org Hundreds of Native Bee Species Can Also Pollinate Crops Update:(7/25)Fatal Traffic Crash Kills One, Injures 14 in Arbor Vitae http://wxpr.org/post/update725fatal-traffic-crash-kills-one-injures-14-arbor-vitae <p>A three-vehicle crash on Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae has left one person dead and fourteen injured.&nbsp;</p><p>The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office got the 911 call just after 10 am Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>A 67-year-old Minocqua woman driving north was struck by another vehicle in the same lane, driven by a 49-year-old woman from Woodruff.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:06:45 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21596 at http://wxpr.org Investigative Film on Penokee Mine Comes to Northern Wisconsin http://wxpr.org/post/investigative-film-penokee-mine-comes-northern-wisconsin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A film about a proposed mine in the </span>Penokee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Range is screening around the state and in northern Wisconsin.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Milwaukee-based 371 Productions produced the film for Al </span>Jazeera<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> America’s investigative series Fault Lines.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:59:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21565 at http://wxpr.org Investigative Film on Penokee Mine Comes to Northern Wisconsin Torches, Pigments and Wax: Encaustic Painting at School of the Arts http://wxpr.org/post/torches-pigments-and-wax-encaustic-painting-school-arts <p>Five days of art workshops wrapped up today at School of the Arts in Rhinelander.&nbsp; Classes ranged from poetry writing, to drumming, to painting with beeswax. It's&nbsp;an old art with a new following.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:57:18 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21533 at http://wxpr.org Torches, Pigments and Wax: Encaustic Painting at School of the Arts UPDATE: Star Lake Woman Dies After Rescuing Kids From Drowning http://wxpr.org/post/update-star-lake-woman-dies-after-rescuing-kids-drowning <p>A Star Lake woman has died, after helping rescue a group of kids from drowning.&nbsp;</p><p>47-year-old Karen Wessel was walking Tuesday with two other women and four children…along Trampers Trail of East Star Lake.&nbsp;</p><p>According to one of the surviving women, the group stopped for a swim and three of the kids began to swim across a channel that runs between the shoreline and a sandbar further out in the lake.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:50:43 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21532 at http://wxpr.org Fast and Slow, Worms Wriggle at Rhinelander Library http://wxpr.org/post/fast-and-slow-worms-wriggle-rhinelander-library <p>The Rhinelander District Library had a day at the races…when more than a hundred kids competed in the 28<sup>th</sup> annual Worm Race.&nbsp; As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, some worms just move faster than others.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:07:11 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21477 at http://wxpr.org Fast and Slow, Worms Wriggle at Rhinelander Library Two Hospitalized After Nearly Drowning http://wxpr.org/post/two-hospitalized-after-nearly-drowning <p>A woman and child have been hospitalized after nearly drowning in Star Lake in Vilas County Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Shortly before one o’clock Tuesday, the Vilas County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting two adult women were trying to rescue three children swimming in Star Lake.&nbsp;</p><p>The women apparently rescued two of the children without incident, but when rescuing the third child, one of the women went under the water, along with the child.&nbsp; A family friend arrived on a boat to pull them out of the water.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:04:10 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21474 at http://wxpr.org Home Sales Rise For First Time in 2014 http://wxpr.org/post/home-sales-rise-first-time-2014 <p>Home sales were up last month for the first time this year.&nbsp; According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association, over 4 percent more homes sold in Wisconsin in June than in that month last year.</p><p>In the northern part of the state, that increase is a little higher – with sales up more than five percent.&nbsp;</p><p>Housing sales for the year to date are still behind compared to 2013, thanks to five consecutive months of lower sales.</p><p>Economist Dave Clark says it’s a good time to see a turnaround.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:21:57 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21418 at http://wxpr.org Nothing Northwoods About It: Northern National Set to Open http://wxpr.org/post/nothing-northwoods-about-it-northern-national-set-open <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northern National art exhibit opens Tuesday night at </span>Nicolet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College.&nbsp; It includes artwork from all over the country…that ranges from oil paintings to quilts.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Natalie Jablonski spoke with judge Linda Benedict-Jones…from the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh…about her approach to jurying a large exhibit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>She selected the works in the show, whittling down more than 500 submissions to about 90.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:18:24 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21417 at http://wxpr.org Nothing Northwoods About It: Northern National Set to Open