Kim Baltus http://wxpr.org en Minocqua 51 Construction Set to Take a Break Soon http://wxpr.org/post/minocqua-51-construction-set-take-break-soon <p>Construction along Highway 51 is getting closer to completion.&nbsp; But it will still be jamming up traffic and slowing business for a little while longer.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Here in Minocqua and there is lots of construction going on, lots of traffic and heavy equipment, whole lanes are torn up…”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:09:43 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19686 at http://wxpr.org Minocqua 51 Construction Set to Take a Break Soon Tourist Season Off to Solid Start http://wxpr.org/post/tourist-season-solid-start <p>Now that Memorial Day weekend is behind us, many businesses are reporting a strong start to the summer tourism season.&nbsp;</p><p>Minocqua Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Baltus says business seems to have been higher than usual for the holiday weekend.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:27:54 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19034 at http://wxpr.org Holiday Snowmobile Traffic Brings Good Tidings for Businesses http://wxpr.org/post/holiday-snowmobile-traffic-brings-good-tidings-businesses <p>Snowmobile trails are opening across the Northwoods. &nbsp;Phelps trails open Thursday, and Forest County trails open Friday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most Oneida County trails opened Wednesday.&nbsp; </span>Minocqua<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chamber of Commerce Director Kim </span>Baltus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says wintry conditions this early in the year is a big deal.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:56:04 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12192 at http://wxpr.org Holiday Snowmobile Traffic Brings Good Tidings for Businesses Summer Tourism Rebounds After Slow Start http://wxpr.org/post/summer-tourism-rebounds-after-slow-start <p>The season started slow, but has really come on. That's the assessment of an area tourism spokesperson.</p><p>Kim Baltus leads the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce and is also president of the Oneida County Tourism Council.</p><p>She says the early warm season activities were frozen out...literally...by an unusually long winter and cold spring. Once the ice left the lakes, things changed...<i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Ken Krall 7305 at http://wxpr.org Summer Tourism Rebounds After Slow Start