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.
Gardeners will be swapping seeds next week in Eagle River. The Seed to Seed Edible Garden Project and Vilas County Master Gardeners are hosting the fourth annual exchange of vegetable and flower seeds.
Debbie Jircik is founder of Seed to Seed. She says seed saving is the process of letting plants flower and go to seed at the end of the season, and saving those seeds for next year’s planting.
Kids wonder why they can't always get money from their parents. Tuesday, Juniors at Rhinelander high school learned from a simulation why their parents sometimes say no.
Students do paperwork to see if they can budget items like food, child care, living expenses and savings on the money they are given. Jacob Froseth is working part-time now and sees how that isn't enough to get by..
"...a part-time worker you don't get as many hours as you would like to pay for the things you want and need...."
"...What I’ve been able to accomplish with the tribe really is a history thing for Vilas County…"
That's Vilas County District Attorney Al Moustakis, addressing Tuesday’s meeting of the Vilas county board of Supervisors about an agreement reached with the Lac du Flambeau tribe to pay for a full time secretary in the DA’s office…
" ...For the tribe to stand up and say we’re going to take ownership of what is happening in our county and try to reduce what’s happening is a really big thing."
Two suspects have been bound over for trial in two separate Northwoods attempted first-degree homicide trials.
In Forest county, 30 year old Brandon Brunette was bound over for trial and entered not guilty pleas to three other felony and misdemeanor charges including child abuse. Brunette is charged with allegedly tossing a one-year-old child hard enough to cause a brain injury last October. He denies the allegations.
The child was transported to a Marshfield hospital for his injuries. Brunette has a pre-trial set for May.
More than ten thousand skiers competed last weekend in the American Birkebeiner ski race. A foot of snow leading up to race day made for challenging conditions.
Single digit temperatures and fierce winds made for a cold start line early Saturday morning. Cross country skiers in brightly-colored spandex stretched their limbs and sprinted to make their start time.
Pam Fashingbauer of Minocqua prepared for her first ever 54 kilometer classic race, after overcoming a shoulder injury from last summer.