A Park Falls wood processing facility has agreed to a fine to settle a complaint filed by the state for air pollution.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office announced the judgment against Johnson Timber Corporation
. The complaint filed by the DNR said the company exceeded its allowable hourly particulate matter emission rate. Also, a June 2011 emissions stack test showed Johnson Timber exceeded two of the particulate matter limitations in its air pollution control permit.
A project of Northland Pines high school is one of six to be honored by the Department of Public Instruction Friday at the state capitol.
High school Science teacher Robin Indermuehle's "Growing Your Own Food In the 21st Century" began, she says. as a class project.
Indermuehle says the food is donated to the local food pantry. She says there are a series of guest speakers who also help the project including the Seed-To-Seed Garden Project and Master Gardeners. She says the students learn about science and also have something they can take away.
A Gleason postal worker has been sentenced in federal court for theft of mail by a postal employee.
48 year old Lisa Virginia A. Barker was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to one year probation, a $125 fine and $80 restitution. Barker pleaded guilty to this charge last October.
Barker was employed as a rural mail carrier at the post office in Schofield until May 2011. In late 2010 and early 2011, after customer complaints of missing mail, the Post Office Inspector General conducted an investigation that found Barker had stolen items.
The harsh winter we’re experiencing could affect this year’s deer hunting season. Biologists are predicting low numbers of antlerless permits to give the deer population a chance to rebound.
DNR Big Game Specialist Kevin Wallenfang says deer are well adapted for cold, but it still takes a toll.
“A year like this, where we started in November – their fat reserves were being taxed very early in the year. We’ve had very cold temperatures, very deep snow – all of the things that can hurt them kind of are going on right now.”
The resort industry in Northern Wisconsin goes back over 100 years to when tourists were first lured to the lake country on the heels of the lumberjacks. Small family owned resorts with cottages lining lake shores catered to fisherman in the early days.
In the midst of Mom and Pop operations one man had a vision to build a Northwoods resort like no other. In today’s History Afield Bob Willging tells the story of the rise and fall of the Northernaire, the Waldorf of the Wilderness.
Northwoods unemployment remains well above the state average, but a state official says with one exception the rates are below one year ago.
The Department of Workforce Development reports Iron county has the state's highest rate at 13.3 percent. Vilas has the third-highest, at 10.7 percent, Forest county is eighth at 9.2 percent, Oneida county ninth at 8.6 percent. Lincoln and Langlade counties are at 7.6 percent. Price county is at 5.7 percent.
State economist Tom Walsh in Wausau says though high, the rate is lower than a year ago for all but Iron county....
A St. Germain woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in the December, 2012 heroin overdose death of 29 year old David Stahl near Rhinelander.
27 year old Jennifer Heiting admitted to having heroin shipped here for herself and friends. Stahl died at his home in the town of Crescent. The drugs were allegedly traced back to Heiting and co-defendant Richard Lewis of St. Germain.
Oneida County D.A. Michael Schiek said Heiting admitted she was an addict , but that didn't relieve her of responsibility in Stahl's death, even if he was using...