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Northland Pines Closer To Eagle River Annexation

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An agreement that would annex the entire Northland Pines Eagle River campus into the city is very close after discussions this week between the school board and city administrator.

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The DNR's  Bureau of Law Enforcement is seeking the public's help involving the illegal shooting of three deer in the town of Woodruff early Wednesday morning.

Conservation Warden Tim Ebert gives details...

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Oneida county and the city of Rhinelander have been asked to lend $15 million dollars so Rhinelander Coated Products can set up shop in the former Printpak building on Kemp Street. Oneida County Economic Development Corporation Director Roger Luce says negotiations are underway to enter into a lease/purchase contract with Rhinelander Coated Products .....

Vilas Co. Lawsuit Wants Changes In Minimum Markup Law

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The plaintiff in a new lawsuit against Wisconsin's minimum markup law has filed numerous complaints against competitors for violating that law.

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty said  it's representing the Krist Oil Company in a Vilas County lawsuit that seeks to repeal the 1939 product pricing requirements.

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The Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Sean Duffy for the House of Representatives seat in northern Wisconsin has challenged Duffy's taking of money from bankers while chairing a committee over seeing financial services.

Mary Hoeft says Duffy taking the money from bankers while chairing the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee is questionable....

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  WXPR's Ken Krall spoke with Dr. Charles Shabino of Wausau, who is Wisconsin Hospital Association  chief medical officer and the Board Chairman of the Wisconsin Council On Medical Education Workforce, the group that authored a recent report on physician retention.

Of particular concern is finding and keeping doctors in rural areas....

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In celebration of their new art gallery, Nicolet College is hosting Arts Day Saturday, September 24th. The event features several creative workshops and an opening reception for the Northern National Art Competition in the evening.

Executive Director, Sandy Kinney says Arts Day is open to anyone.

 

Join us for a "WXPR Party Under the Big Top" Saturday, September 10th at Big Top Chautauqua in Washburn, WI.

The beloved house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra, opens the night with rollicking renditions of some of our favorite songs, illuminated by big screen images. Then author, humorist and host of Tent Show Radio, Michael Perry delivers his hilarious tales of rural Wisconsin life.

The WXPR group will gather before the show in the VIP Tent at 6pm, then move under the Big Top for the performance at 7pm.

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The first step in relocating UW-Extension offices out of the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport terminal basement happened Monday.

The Oneida County Conservation and UW-Extension committee passed a motion to recommend moving staff. The committee has been wrestling with air quality issues for some Extension staff, who have complained of sensitivities to engine fumes from planes at the airport. A study found the air quality to be within safe boundaries. Other remediation measures also didn't work, leaving the situation to stay, move temporarily, or find a new home.

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A parcel near the Prairie River in Lincoln county is among 81 parcels being put up for public auction now through mid-September. The legislature has ordered the DNR sell off state parcels that don't meet planned use. In February of this year the Natural Resources Board ordered the next round of sales.

The DNR's Kaylin Helm says the approximately 40 acre parcel is in the town of Merrill.

Campaign Watchdog Questions Potawatomi Spending

Aug 22, 2016
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MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is home to 11 sovereign American Indian tribes, and rarely do any of the tribes spend much money supporting political committees or candidates.

But the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that carefully tracks political spending, has just reported that the Forest County Potawatomi Community has, in the first half of the year, spent more money on politics than in the past six years combined.

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The widespread loss of bees and other pollinators has plant specialists concerned. Pollinators are essential to maintaining food crops.

Locally, an effort is underway to help return native pollinator habitat. The Oneida County-Three Lakes Pollinator Partnership, along with Oneida county is hosting a free workshop, "Pollinators in the Northwoods" this Friday morning at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.

Pollinator Project Coordinator, Baerbel Ehrig, says the project has selected four sites along roadways to improve habitat for pollinators...

WXPR Says Goodbye to First Intern, Anna Catlin

Aug 22, 2016

  Anna Catlin was WXPR’s first intern. Her last day was Friday, but Miranda Vander Leest sat down with Anna to reflect on her time here. 

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The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin Inc. are hosting the 31st Annual National Championship Musky Open this weekend.

 

The tournament is a catch and release format and includes teams of husbands and wives, and youth and guardians. Director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, Kim Emerson says registration for the tournament is at an all time high.

 

First Look At Proposed LUHS 2016-17 Budget

Aug 19, 2016
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The budget now goes to the full school board Monday, Aug. 29 for review and possible changes. The budget will then be presented to the electorate at the budget hearing and annual meeting next month.

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