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.”
A new report finds that female coyotes can give birth to mixed wolf-coyote pups. The study could have implications in the debate regarding placing wolves on the endangered species according to one researcher.
Three groups, including the U.S. Geological Society did the research.
U.S. G. S.'s Dr. David Mech says the study adds a bit of information to an on-going debate among geneticists about whether eastern gray wolves are a unique species from it's western U.S. counterpart....
Due to inclement weather across Ontario, we unfortunately need to postpone the "Garnet Rogers- Live From the White Pine Concert" and interview scheduled for Thursday, March 13th. We will notify ticket holders and listeners once a new date has been confirmed.
A fire near Sayner destroyed two structures and one vehicle Wednesday. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just before 11 am…reporting a garage fire at 8616 Camp Highland Road in the township of Plum Lake. The blaze fully engulfed the garage and the vehicle inside. The fire also spread to an adjoining mobile home. Both structures were destroyed.
The Vilas County Sheriff’s office responded to the fire along with crews from Plum Lake Fire, Saint Germain Fire, Boulder Junction Fire, Westside RIT and Wisconsin Public Service.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Department says a convicted sex offender has been released to the community and they are providing public information on his new residence.
Steven A. Kunze was convicted in 2001 and 2006 of felony sex offenses, including second degree sexual assault and exposing genitals to a child. Kunze was placed on parole in 2013 and was living in Rhinelander. Kunze recently relocated to 3441 County Highway Q in the town of Enterprise, Oneida county.
A town chairman says they will sit down as a board soon and discuss the state's construction options for U.S.51.
Tuesday evening, the Department of Transportation held a public information session on a proposed road upgrade between 3rd Street and state Highway 70 in the towns of Woodruff and Arbor Vitae. The state presented a series of options.. Minocqua had its portion redone this year. Hazelhurst in Oneida county also is in the construction cue.
Woodruff Chairman Michael Timmons says the board will meet soon...
The convicted killer that escaped custody in Oneida County was back in court Tuesday.
54-year-old Todd Brecht walked away from the Camp McNaughton State Prison October 1st, and wasn’t located until three days later. Brecht had ridden buses and taxi cabs until he was arrested on a bus in Orlando, Florida.
Brecht appeared for a pre-trial conference with Judge Michael Bloom, where he entered a guilty plea. He will remain in the Oneida county jail awaiting an April 29th sentencing hearing.