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Event Thursday
3:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Nicolet College Offers Help For Adults To Attend College

Nicolet Area Technical College
Credit Nicolet College

  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...  

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Response to Preapplication
2:22 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

DNR Outlines Permit Requirements for GTac Mine

The Wisconsin DNR has responded to Gogebic Taconite’s initial plan for an iron mine in the Penokee Range. 

The company filed its pre-application notification last June…which consisted of preliminary plans and a stated intent to file a mining permit.

The DNR has responded with a list of required permits and environmental data that the company will need to prepare. 

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Ten of Fifteen Seats Contested
5:15 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Iron County Group to Host Candidate Forums

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.”

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Senate voting on matter Tuesday
3:11 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Local School Leader Favors Scheduling Flexibility

Supt. Kelli Jacobi
Credit Rhinelander School District

  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.

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Online survey
1:50 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Extension Survey Asks Oneida Co. Residents Likes, Dislikes

An Oneida county lake
Credit deanbakerphotography.com

  Oneida County UW-Extension is asking county residents to fill out a survey about what they think about living here. Extension leader Erica Brewster says rather than have formal meetings, they've put a series of questions on a website called "Survey Monkey". She says they're hoping to take the pulse of Oneida county residents...  

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Lindey Cleaners
1:39 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Downtown Rhinelander Clean Up Site Moving Toward Parking Lot

A future parking lot
Credit WXPR

  The city of Rhinelander would like to clean up the  former Lindey Cleaners in downtown Rhinelander and should they get ownership, they would like to remove the building. The city council voted Monday to authorize working toward a grant to build a parking lot on the site. The city could eventually get ownership of the property for back taxes through foreclosure.  The federal Environmental Protection Agency would like to remove solvents and underground tanks underneath the Stevens Street property. City Administrator Blaine Oborn gave an update...  

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Seventeenth State Championship
1:32 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Rhinelander Mock Trial Again Captures State Title

Rhinelander Mock Trial team with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Credit Submitted photo

Rhinelander High School is once again the state champion in mock trial.  The team competed before the state Supreme Court justices in Madison. 

It’s the 17th time Rhinelander has won the state championship.  But with one loss in the semifinals, Coach Kathy Vick-Martini says the final round against Shorewood High School was tense. 

“So we knew going into the finals that Shorewood had defeated the team that had defeated us.  And we were definitely the underdog.” 

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Average increase: $8 a month
8:42 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

City Asks PSC For Water Rate Increase

The Rhinelander city council has voted 6-2 to ask state regulators for a 30 percent increase in water rates.  Officials say, if approved, it could mean about $8 more per month for the average utility user. A study found the water utility losing money, and the increase was needed to get the utility back on sound financial footing. Council member Alex Young said this past budget cycle,  the council  took money from the utilities to put into the city's general fund to help it balance...  

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500 freeze ups
8:39 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Mayor Asks To Keep Water Running

Rhinelander utility worker recently thawing pipes along Stevens St.
Credit WXPR

  The warmer weather    Monday could lead Rhinelander residents to stop running their tap water to prevent freeze up. Mayor Dick Johns says you should still keep running your tap water. He says the surface might warm up some, but where the pipes are located is still very cold...  

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Eagle Cove Camp and Conference Center
8:33 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Family Files Oneida County Case To U.S. Supreme Court

The family hoping to build the Eagle Cove Camp and Conference Center on Squash Lake west of Rhinelander has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case. The Jaros family asked Oneida county and the town of Woodboro in 2004 to construct a religious based facility on family property. The request was rejected at the town, county and Board of Adjustment level. Appeals were rejected in U.S. District Court in Madison and most recently  by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago. In each U.S.

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