Republican Ron Johnson has joined fellow U.S. Senator Democrat Tammy Baldwin in calling for more forest management in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Johnson says the impacts of below-limit cutting is affecting the northern economy...
Six persons... four adults and two juveniles, have been arrested for the attempted murder of an unidentifed person. The Forest County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant Wednesday in the town of Wabeno. They arrested 45 year old Raymond Jones. He will likely face 1st degree attempted homicide charges, along with 8 other charges including strangulation and suffocation. Also charged as party to the same offenses were 38 year old April Jones, 21 year old Justine A. Bey, and 18 year old Samantha B.S. McClellan.
Three Lakes schools have joined the Wisconsin Public Service "Solarwise for Schools", designed to teach about renewable energy with a hands-on program. WPS Program Manager Mike Moore says they donate a two-to-three kilowatt solar system, a 26 lesson curriculum, train teachers in the fall, and in the spring offer the "Solar Olympics", a solar-based science fair. He thinks Three Lakes more northern location will provide some valuable data for the program...
Rhinelander is home to a new piece of state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology. As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, Ministry Health Care’s James Beck Cancer Center held a ribbon cutting for the machine Wednesday.
The True Beam Linear Accelerator offers radiation therapy that’s much more precise than previous technology at James Beck. It also has powerful imaging capabilities which help to give a more accurate picture of a tumor.
Radiation therapist Lynnette Fittante demonstrates how the machine even rotates around the patient.
A tribal spokesperson supports a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial last weekend asking Governor Walker to make a decision soon on a new $800 million casino complex in Kenosha county. The Menominee Nation is requesting a new casino be built at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. While nine Wisconsin tribes back the proposal, two do not: the Ho-Chunk tribe and the Forest County Potawatomi Community. Both tribes have gambling facilities off reservation.
Going back to school as an adult can be daunting. Nicolet College in Rhinelander is hosting an event Thursday designed to help people return to education. To help adults upgrade skills or train for an entirely new career, Nicolet is holding a Returning to Learning event from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday in the University Transfer Center on the Nicolet College Campus. Career Coach at Nicolet, Teri Phalin says adult students will find many people to help them...
Contested county board elections in Iron County have given rise to a series of candidate forums.
The Iron County Citizen's Forum is organizing the two nonpartisan debates inspired by the League of Women Voters format.
Organizer Terry Daulton says the controversy over a proposed iron mine has engaged more people in local politics.
“It’s very unusual to have this many people running. And it’s actually brought a lot of people into the fold thinking about what are the things our county is doing – so I think it’s actually energized the public a little bit.”
The Wisconsin Senate is voting on a bill tossing out the 180 day requirement for schools to hold classes. Classes would still have to be held for certain numbers of hours -- but schools could hold longer days to get those hours in. The issue came to the forefront in January, when most Wisconsin schools were closed for at least four days due to the coldest winter in two decades.