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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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Weather Lengthened Year
6:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Long School Year Comes To An End

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School is finally out for the summer, for most students.  Mercer has its last day Friday.  Northland Pines and Rhinelander school districts finished Thursday.  Several other districts like Three Lakes and Tomahawk finished last week. 

It was a long year for many students, thanks to canceled days of school during the winter months.

Northland Pines District Administrator Mike Richie says rain and cloudy weather on the last day of school helped the kids hang in there. 

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Door county discovery
2:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Not Found on CNNF....Yet

Emerald Ash Borer
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The recent discovery in Door county of the ash tree killing  Emerald Ash Borer  means the infestation is creeping closer to the Northwoods.

The bug has been found in 21 counties. At risk are the stands of ash trees in the national and state forests. The borer destroyed millions of trees in the eastern U.S. and Canada.

 Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin says the key concern remains bringing firewood into campsites from infested areas.

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Some requests coming in
2:39 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Northwoods Clerks Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Northwoods county clerks have been issuing marriage licenses, or would do so if asked, to same-sex couples.
The legal matter has been in limbo since federal Judge Barbara Crabb last week issued a decision that Wisconsin's 2006 ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has appealed that decision to a federal appeals court.
Oneida County Clerk Mary Bartelt says Monday was hectic, as there were conflicting signals coming to her from legal circles. But Tuesday, the Wisconsin Counties Association relayed that clerks should begin the process...

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Campaign cards sparked controversy
10:34 am
Thu June 12, 2014

OC Supervisors File Complaint Against Third Supervisor

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Two Oneida county board supervisors have filed ethics complaints against a third supervisor.

The Northwoods River News is reporting supervisors Ted Cushing and Lance Krolczyk filed the complaints against fellow supervisor Jack Sorenson.

At the May meeting, Sorenson made sharply critical comments about campaign flyers distributed in four districts prior to the last county elections.

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