A proposed 10,000-acre off-road vehicle park in Forest county drew opposition at a Saturday public hearing in Laona, along with calls for a referendum.
About 60 people attended the first gathering called by the Forest county board.. A private non-profit organization, Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc wants to develop the large facility but has not produced on the record details where the park would be located, saying it could be in seven possible locations.
One speaker asked a series of questions to the four committee members present...
The YMCA of the Northwoods is stepping away from its facility in Eagle River. As of March 1st the Northland Pines School District will run the fitness center that’s housed at Northland Pines High School.
YMCA Interim CEO Laurie Schlitt says the Eagle River facility has been operating at an average loss of $15,000 a year, subsidized by fundraising and the Rhinelander location.
Wisconsin farmers, loggers, and factories have avoided what could have been a major disruption in their operations. Many of them use the Canadian National Railroad, which faced a possible strike this weekend until Canada's government put the clamps on it. A union that represents three-thousand conductors, train workers, and rail-yard employees issued a strike notice early yesterday, after they rejected a tentative pact from last fall. Late yesterday, a new three-year contract agreement was announced.
President Obama is set to sign the nearly one-trillion dollar Farm Bill Friday, Feb. 7 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. One leading agricultural crop in northern and central Wisconsin is cranberries, and a state organization spokesperson says there are some good things for growers in the bill.
Tom Lochner leads the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association in Wisconsin Rapids. While he's not done analyzing the bill, he says some items he's seen are positive...
An event that began with a few teams has grown to one of the larger events in Eagle River each winter.
For the ninth consecutive year, the LaBatt Blue USAdult Hockey Pond National Championships will be held this weekend on Dollar Lake.
Revisiting hockey games of old, the lake ice is cleared to form rinks. The first event was held in 2006 and included 40 teams and 240 players. This year 33 teams with more than 2300 participants are set to appear. 30 different states will be represented.
Artisan coffee is a trend that’s has pretty much swept the nation's cities. It’s no surprise to find local roasters in Milwaukee or Madison. But where you might not expect to find one…is in a garage in the tiny town of Hiles, Wisconsin.
Dave Roberts is working on an espresso blend for his company Rio Lobo coffee. But he hasn’t always been a roaster. At the age of 55, he made an unusual career change.
“My family had a logging business, and a sawmill business," Roberts explained. "We were about to sell that – that’s when I kind of gravitated toward coffee roasting."