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Protecting Our Parks: National Campaign Launches to Fight Environmental Rollbacks

Aug 18, 2017
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Iconic trips to the country's national parks are a part of most photo albums tucked on bookshelves across the United States, but those parks are in jeopardy, according to the National Parks Conservation Association

Report: Income Inequality At Near Record Level

Aug 18, 2017
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Wisconsin News Connection is here.

In the Badger State, the top 1 percent of earners had income of $933,000 a year or higher, which is 19 times the average annual income of $48,000 that the remaining 99 percent of residents made.


Friday(8/18) was declared Broadband Day in Wisconsin, and Governor Scott Walker stopped in Rhinelander to highlight what will likely be a large increase in funding coming in the next budget. Walker says the funding a few years ago was $500,000 but will be very different in the next budget whenever that is signed...

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State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst and State Representative Rob Hutton have introduced a bill that eliminates the moratorium on nonferrous metallic mining in Wisconsin, commonly called the Mining Moratorium Law.

Their bill is known as The Mining for America Act. The Mining for America Act will eliminate the nearly 20-year ban that the legislature placed on Wisconsin’s mining industry.

The moratorium sets strict conditions for mining to occur in Wisconsin, including proof that mines haven't polluted Wisconsin waters.

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It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.


Suzanne Flory works for the U.S. Forest Service in Rhinelander, but has answered the call to be a Public Information Officer at fires in Oregon. The western states have seen hot, dry conditions and wildfires in Montana, Washington and other  states.

Flory is in the Willamette National Forest between Bend and Eugene. Flory has worked many other fires over the years, but this time firefighters also have to deal with people from all over the world coming to Oregon to experience the total eclipse next Monday.

Carlin Lake Legal Proceedings To Resume August 25

Aug 17, 2017

A motion by the Carlin Lake Association alleging Carlin Club Properties should be found in contempt of court will be heard in Vilas County court Aug 25th.

The Association is claiming Carlin Club Properties violated the court order of Judge Leon Stenz that enjoined them “from creating any new structure, driveway, or facility for the use of pumping and transport of well water.”

Eat more cranberries....that's the hope of cranberry producers as they deal with a large oversupply of the fruit. Wisconsin produces a majority of the nation's cranberries with many producers in the Northwoods.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports the state is expected to continue to lead the nation in cranberry production this fall, estimating a harvest of 5.6 million barrels of fruit.


Another high school football season is kicking off, which means there will be cheering, whistles and the sound of helmets crashing into one another.

That head to head contact means it’s important for coaches, players and athletic trainers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of concussions.

Aspirus neurosurgeon Dr. Samuel Waller offers some advice as our student athletes get ready to perform between the sidelines...

Renewable Resources: Wild Rice

Aug 17, 2017

We have a lot of natural renewable resources here in the Northwoods—some you may think about, others you may not. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist takes a closer look at one important resource that might be easy to take for granted.

Bond was set Wednesday in Forest county court for Mole Lake Sokaogon Tribal Chair Chris McGhesick, charged with felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct.

A complaint was filed July 17 after a person alleged McGeshick slammed him against a wall at the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Offices on June 29.