The Lac du Flambeau tribe has been given $130,000 for a drug court designed to keep offenders from jail.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office announced the award this week from the Treatment Alternative and Diversion Program. The program addresses non-violent offenders at higher risk of re-offending.
Tribal spokesperson Brandon Thoms says the tribe applied for the grant last November...
The Nokomis ATV Club is asking for an ATV/UTV trail to be allowed across the southeast portion of the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area off Highway "K" west of Rhinelander. The DNR is holding an open house to get public input on the proposed trail.
DNR Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area manager Jeremy Holtz...
"....so we're asking folks to get more information, learn about the request, attend the meeting and share their opinions..."
Open enrollment begins this week. Wisconsin families have the option of enrolling their kids in any public school district, even if they live outside its boundaries.
For some districts open enrollment brings more revenue, while for others it draws resources out of the area.
Northland Pines right now is losing about 70 students, but has a net positive gain with around 85 coming in. District Administrator Mike Richie says they’ve been on the positive end of the equation since 2010, and he keeps a close eye on the numbers.
In Rhinelander, Central Intermediate School is scheduled to be open Tuesday after Monday's unexpected closing. School District officials say part of the school’s electrical system failed, affecting the heat in the building.
Staff became aware of the problem around 6 am and called WPS.
But the announcement software designed to alert parents of school closings also malfunctioned. Rhinelander Schools Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says parents were notified late.
Fatter-tired bikes are popping up on winter recreational trails and a DNR spokesperson says to keep in mind legalities and safety.
The bikes have ultra-wide tires for traction. Brigit Brown, state trails coordinator for the DNR, says this has led to concern over potential collisions between snowmobilers and the slower bikes. Brown says on the bikes are legal on state-owned linear trails, but can't operate on snowmobile trails not owned by the state...