Deer aren’t the only wildlife having a hard time finding food this winter.
Wildlife rehabilitator Marge Gibson of the Raptor Education Group says she’s worried about many of the region’s birds. She says the rehab center near Antigo is seeing birds like red-tailed hawks, chickadees and even robins.
“What is unusual is the way that they’re coming in. People are finding them really not moving very much – they’re kind of in a hypothermic state. Their breathing is slowed, their heartrate is slowed, and they go into almost a torpor state.”
The state's budget surplus is likely to be used to help reduce local property taxes by more fully funding Wisconsin's Technical College system.
During a stop Friday in Rhinelander, Governor Scott Walker says the plan would give direct property tax relief by picking up the majority of technical college costs from the local levy. Walker says the action would not affect local governance....
Funding appears to be in the pipeline for a closed dry cleaning business that has been identified as having toxic material.
That assessment from Rhinelander City Council Finance Committee Chair Mark Pelletier. The former Lindey Cleaners building on Stevens Street has been identified as a spot that needs cleanup says Pelletier....
Governor Scott Walker says the controversy surrounding his top aides while he was Milwaukee County Executive isn't applicable now because...he says....they aren't around anymore.
Walker says the current administrative team is effective....
"...a handful of people who no longer work with me who are out of the way of state government right now. Instead, the people I have around me are helping us to provide the largest sector job growth we've had in April through December last year...."
Many wild turkeys may be struggling to survive the harsh winter in northern Wisconsin.
Bird expert Laura Erickson says in an average winter, turkeys are protected by their fat reserves. But a severe winter like this one is another matter.
“The problem is that they need a lot of food. And with the deep snows we’ve been having, it’s virtually impossible for them to find the acorns or other food items that they would normally get on the ground.”
Three Lakes will soon be home to a new digital message board. The Three Lakes School District and the Chamber of Commerce are putting up a fourteen-foot sign that will feature community events and announcements.
School District Administrator George Karling says one of its goals is to get more exposure for Three Lakes Schools.
“We’ve had people move into the outer fringes, and they’ve told us later, we weren’t aware there was a school here. We thought you went to school in one of the neighboring communities.”