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Running for job to be 'fired'
3:32 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Rhinelander Man Seeking End To State Treasurer's Job

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He's been the city's mayor, a well-known businessman, a movie actor, a member of the Oneida county board and now he would like to be your state Treasurer. Until, he says, the public  abolishes the job.
 

Rhinelander resident Jerry Shidell has made the statewide ballot this fall as the Libertarian Party candidate for state Treasurer. He gathered the required 2000 signatures to get on the ballot.

Libertarians like Shidell would like to see smaller government, and he says the Treasurer's job has little to do....

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$139,500
6:55 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Electors, School Board Approve Sale Of South Park School

South Park School in Rhinelander
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Bethesda Lutheran Communities won unanimous approval of Rhinelander School District electors and the school board last night and will purchase the closed South Park School.

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Numbers put city in money crunch
5:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Rhinelander's Daytime Population Doubles

Rhinelander city hall
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Rhinelander's City Administrator would like the city council to consider a revenue generator used by other communities with lots of tourists: a premier resort tax.

It's a local retail sales tax where the municipality may only use the proceeds  to pay for infrastructure expenses within the municipality. Eagle River has a half of one percent premier resort  tax.

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Wildlife Matters
4:41 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Even A Veteran Outdoorsman Sometimes Gets Baffled

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WXPR brings you a commentary  from DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz with his continuing series, "Wildlife Matters".

He says even a veteran outdoorsman can be stumped when asked to look at an odd pile of scat....
 

DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz and "Wildlife Matters".

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1 in 68 children affected
3:37 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Course Provides Latest Information On Autism Disorder

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UW-Superior is soon offering a nine-credit summer program designed for students and professionals to be certified in Autism Spectrum Disorder.   ASD's as they are commonly known, affects one in 68 children in the U.S. and includes related disorders to autism such as Asperberger's Syndrome.

UW-Superior representative Dan Kuzlik says the program is designed as for students, parents,  teachers, and other professionals interested in learning more or as a path to a certificate...

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Grants May Depend on Specifics
10:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

DNR Wants More Details On Off-Road Park

The nonprofit that wants to build an off-road park in Forest County thinks vehicle use is compatible with timber management.
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The DNR says it needs more information to determine whether an off road park in Forest County would be eligible for certain grants. 

The nonprofit Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated wants Forest County to buy the land for a 10,000-acre park. 

The group is pitching the project as a good deal for the county, saying park tourism and timber management on the land could generate revenue, while the purchase of the land could be fifty percent paid-for by DNR stewardship grants. 

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Hamburger Social
3:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Airport Fly-In Highlights Search For Young Aviators

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Getting more young people interested in aviation is a goal of an airport Fly-In set for June 26.
The Fly-In at the Lakeland Airport in Arbor Vitae is intended for the public to see the recent upgrades to the 1940's -era terminal and on-going work. But it's also intended...with the offer of free food...to promote aviation to a new generation says airport administrator Jon Schmitz....

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Home ownership month
3:21 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Rural Development Highlights Efforts For Home Ownership

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June is home ownership month.  U.S.D.A.'s state Rural Development Director says most people don't realize the impact home ownership has on the rural economies.
Director Stan Gruszynski says Rural Development will back loans for people wanting a home...

"....so it's important to understand that to keep our economy going and to insure that our rural communities are healthy and vibrant, we have to focus on the housing market and make sure people have safe, affordable housing and they can afford to get into that housing...."

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Slow AIS spread
3:11 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Ice Packs To Replace Water In OC Live Wells

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Anglers will be seeing volunteers and DNR staff out at boat landings this weekend  hoping to put something cold in the live wells.
Oneida County Aquatic Invasive species coordinator Michele Sadauskas says to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive hitchhikers, volunteers will be handing out ice packs to put in live wells...

"...instead of transporting fish, live in water in the live wells, we're handing out ice packs to help them drain their live wells and put their catch on ice...."

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Businesses Hoping for Relief
2:09 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Minocqua 51 Construction Set to Take a Break Soon

Orange cones and construction signs are a common sight in Minocqua right now.
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Construction along Highway 51 is getting closer to completion.  But it will still be jamming up traffic and slowing business for a little while longer. 

“Here in Minocqua and there is lots of construction going on, lots of traffic and heavy equipment, whole lanes are torn up…” 

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