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.
Willie Dixon was one of the most prolific blues songwriters of all time, having penned over 500 songs in his career. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters recorded many of them, and several of Willie's songs have been transformed into rock and roll classics by artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and Cream.
On Friday March 7th, from 6-9 pm, Blues Friday host Dale Zimmerman presents “The Songs of Willie Dixon.” Tune in and enjoy rare and brilliant performances of some of the best blues music ever written.
They didn't all fly south, as a local bird watcher says good numbers of birds were seen in the Northwoods during a recent count.
The Great Backyard Bird Count has grown to an international event says Bob Dall of Rhinelander. He says with the global reach of the Internet, birders can go online and watch as data comes in, collected two weekends ago across the planet....
"....in our own county, Oneida county, I think 43 checklists were turned in. More than 200 birds were observed with 22 species, from just those folks who participated...."
Crews were restoring power across parts of the Northwoods Friday after a powerful winter storm cut power to utility customers.
Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Service says scattered power outages happened as soon as the storm hit Thursday evening...
"....we did have outages reported all the way from the Wausau area to up north...Antigo, Minocqua, Crandon, Rhinelander and areas in between. We have seen scattered outages throughout the night. Fortunately it was nothing major. Our crews have been able to quickly respond...."