A different approach to marketing Northwoods winter recreation has come out of a state-funded survey.
The five county, three-year study was funded by the Department of Tourism for Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln and Langlade counties. Milwaukee area residents showed not only a liking for snowmobiling and ice fishing, but silent sports showed strong favor, says Kim Baltus of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce...
As of Wednesday morning, the city of Rhinelander was running about 30 jobs behind as water pipes continue to freeze in the city.
The extended cold snap has caused many problems along some of the city water mains. Last week the city asked property owners to let their water trickle. But that amount proved to be not enough says Mayor Dick Johns...
A Rhinelander man offers insight into what it’s like to compete in the Olympic games. Chris Cook was on the United States ski team at the 2006 Torino Olympics.
Cook describes being on the start-line as a moment of clarity.
“Everything else about the Olympics is a huge distraction, and pulling you in all sorts of directions. But at the end of the day when you get to that starting line that’s where you’re comfortable, that’s where you’ve had all the training, all the preparation.”
A Rhinelander teacher has been honored for his role in financial education. The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy gave out twenty awards this week, and one of them went to Patrick Kubeny, who has taught at Rhinelander High School for 21 years.
“It would be an award that I knew was out there that I knew existed. Just like guys in the NFL want to win the superbowl someday – you know it’s there but you don’t expect it!”
Northwoods residents have several chances to get help signing up for health insurance through the online marketplace. Bridge Community Health Clinic has four sessions coming up in Rhinelander, providing one-on-one help.
The clinic’s Central Wisconsin Enrollment Coordinator Mary Testin says Oneida County residents have been some of the most ready to sign up for health care.
Gogebic Taconite could begin bulk sampling in the Penokee Range at any time. The DNR has finished reviewing the sampling plan and has no further questions or requirements.
GTac’s original plan involved building a new road to provide access to some of the sites. DNR mining project lead Larry Lynch says the company submitted a revised plan last week, since frozen roads make that access easier.
Mike and Ruthy are a folk duo and married couple, former members of the band the Mammals.
They're headed to the Northwoods this week, appearing on the WXPR stage at Nicolet College. To find out a little more about their background, WXPR’s Natalie spoke to the two from their kitchen in upstate New York.