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Link found between cancer, Alheimer's
3:44 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Conference Reveals New Alzheimer's Efforts

Credit Alzheimer's Association

Some significant announcements are coming out of a national meeting on Alzheimer's Disease and a local spokesperson says more are coming.


The Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston this week made headlines this week says Diana Butz from the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association...



".....one of the big things that came out this week is the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and cancer and what their finding is if you have Alzheimer's you have a lower rate of cancer(and vice versa)...."

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BadgerCare money debated
3:33 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Federal Dollars For Medicare Still Available-Kane

Badgercare rally
Credit Wisconsinwave.org

People just above the poverty line and soon to be bounced off BadgerCare will be informed that the money to fund the additional program benefits is still available.


The recently-signed state budget doesn't include money offered by the federal government to fund BadgerCare for people close, but just above, the federal poverty line.


But Kevin Kane from Citizen Action Wisconsin says there will be an effort to let people know that the money rejected by Governor Walker is still available from the federal government...

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WPS, Red Cross with info
3:23 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Plenty Of Power During Hot Weather, Stay Cool

Cool Canine
Credit petfinder.com

The mid-summer heat and humidity will stay for a couple of days and the American Red Cross says don't  over do it.


Among the tips they provide is drink lots of water and avoid caffiene and alcohol, try to move activities to the cooler parts of the day, wear light-colored, loose fitting clothes. If you get too hot, find a public building that has air-conditioning. Always check to see pets are protected from the sun's rays and have plenty of water. Health-threatening heat exhaustion and heat stroke can come on quickly.

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Ongoing investigation
10:50 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Incident In Forest County Leads To Two Teen Arrests

Bradley McGeshick
Credit Forest County Sheriff

  


  Two teenagers were arrested by Forest county authorites after an alleged stabbing incident.


The Sheriff's department report being called Saturday night after a report of an altercation. They contacted 17 year old Bradley McGeshick who deputies say had superficial wounds. He was arrested for disorderly conduct, substantial battery, obstructing law enforcement and probation violation.

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Live Blues in the Northwoods
12:00 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Boulder Junction Breaks Out The Blues

Aaron Williams of Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo
Peg Arnold

For anyone loving the blues, the Boulder Junction Blues Breakdown became the place to be Saturday July 13th in the Northwoods. Great talent, variety, organization, and community participation made for a delightful day.

WXPR is pleased to have been one of the many sponsors supporting live blues and community powered events. Our congratulations to the organizers of this inaugural Boulder Junction blues celebration with hopes for many more to come.

Follow the music...

The Nick Moss Band

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Advisories on northern waters
6:31 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Public More Aware of Fish Advisories

Good catch
Credit greatriver.com

Some people love to catch and eat lots of fish, but since the 1970’s, we’ve been warned about certain species of fish in specific waterways that may be more contaminated with poisonous substances like mercury or PCB’s.


Wisconsin Department of Health Services Researcher is Pamela Imm has been surveying men over 50 who eat fish to find out if they pay attention to fish consumption advisories provided by the state. Imm says most of them are very aware of them...


 

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Trend in education
6:22 am
Sat July 13, 2013

More Money For Youth, Adult Apprenticeships

Credit EEOC

Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It's designed for high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction.


This one or two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning.

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Willow, Rainbow Flowages too
6:16 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Changes In NHAL Plan Lead To Public Comment

Credit Wisconsin DNR

Comments are being sought on proposed changes to the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest and the Willow Flowage master plans.


State Forest Superintendent Steve Petersen says they are making some adjustments to previous master plans because of some recent changes...

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Same as boats
4:05 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Paddleboarders Need Lifejackets-DNR

Lifejackets required
Credit Ingrid Taylor

The growing popularity of paddleboards on Wisconsin's waters has prompted a DNR warden to remind users that a lifejacket is required.


Conservation warden Todd Schaller outlines the lifejacket requirement..



"....they are growing in popularity, it's a great way to enjoy Wisconsin's waterways. But they are considered a boat, so they require a lifejacket to be on the paddleboard and we would encourage them to wear the lifejacket..."

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New Year's 2012 fatality
4:59 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Polar Sentenced For Man's Death

Norbert Polar

A 47 year old Crandon man has been sentenced to prison for the New Years Day 2012 death of a pedestrian in Forest county.


Norbert Polar was sentenced Friday by Judge Leon Stenz to seven years in prison and eight additional years of extended supervision for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.


41 year old Klynt Decorah was walking on Highway 55 near Mole Lake when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. Polar's car was later found in a ditch. Polar was found guilty of five of six counts during a jury trial May 10.

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