Vilas county has three business incubators that have shown success. Rhinelander's first attempt is just getting off the ground.

When Downtown Rhinelander, Incorporated moved to a building it owned on West Davenport Street, the extra space was turned over to begin an incubator.

DRI Executive Director Maggie Steffen says they have a cross between different types of incubators...

Wisconsin DNR

Some Northwoods lakes are among those seeing reduced panfish bag limits to try to allow for more larger fish to survive. About 100 lakes will have the experimental bag limits.

The Natural Resources Board approved the changes recommended by the DNR and the Conservation Congress after a series of public input sessions.

Condo Project Passes Minocqua Plan Commission

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Minocqua's Plan Commission Monday moved to the town council next week a proposed 24-unit condominium project on Lake Minocqua.

At stake for the developer, Trygve(Trig)  Solberg, is his $7 million Bay View Waterfront Condominiums to be built just north of the Island.

There have been changes in the building design since it was first proposed, as explained by the developer’s agent, Jimmy Rein, Jr.:

Mountain bike enthusiasts will be gathering this Sunday near Rhinelander to try some of Oneida county's best trails.

The second annual RASTA Rally Mountain Bike race will be held Sunday afternoon  at the Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area.

Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association   maintains the mountain bike, snowshoe, and hiking trails at Washburn Lake and Mud Lake in Oneida County with race proceeds funding maintenance and trail building activities says spokesperson Suzanne Flory.
She says there are options for participants...


While Oneida county, the city of Rhinelander and the Kwik-Trip organization negotiate about opening a large complex on Rhinelander's west side, the convenience store chain got the OK from Rhinelander's planning commission recently to open a store on the city's north side. It would be the second store in Rhinelander, with the other near the WalMart complex on the city's east side.

The store would be in the 1500 blocks of Stevens and Eagle Streets at the county "W" intersection.

Rhinelander mayor Dick Johns says this is more tax base for the city...

Five area arts organizations have banded together to provide a type of "one-stop shopping" for people wanting to find all arts-related events in the Rhinelander, Eagle River, Land O' Lakes and Three Lakes areas.

Trista Langley-Tyler from The Warehouse, one of the  Arts Calendar's sponsoring organizations says the idea came from a meeting from Arts Wisconsin. She says they met to find a way to market this area and the arts as a cultural destination. She says a common calendar for Northwoods arts came out of that...

Year two of a project to put more than 1,000 miles of power lines underground has begun by Wisconsin Public Service.

Drizzling rain on Memorial Day was no deterrent for Eagle River residents and visitors, who showed up at the Veterans’ Memorial Park to honor those who gave their lives in service to this country. Former marine officer Dick Leinenkugel of the Leinenkugel beer family spoke in honor of the nearly one million service members who have died, including 55 Vilas County residents since the Civil War. Citing  a former Catholic chaplain in the marines, Father Dennis O’Brian, Leinenkugel said,

A sewing machine can be a tool for creativity or the means for providing livelihood for your family. One Wisconsin woman turned her love of sewing into an international organization that has helped thousands. WXPR’s Emily Bright spoke with Margaret Jankowski of The Sewing Machine Project when she spoke at Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River...

Weather officials are saying there could be more storms this summer than previous years and both Oneida and Vilas counties want to train more storm spotters.

The next classes to train to be a spotter take place next next week.

Registrants will learn about cloud formations, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and  flash flooding. Classes will last up  to 2 hours. There is no charge.

Jim Galloway from Vilas County Emergency Management says in this region trained storm spotters are critical for safety....