Money troubles can follow people who go over board with holiday spending. Ken Krall talked with Tracy Beckman from the local thrift organization Northwoods Saves about keeping an eye on the bottom line.
More information is on the the website northwoodssaves. com. The office is at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport.
A federal judge says Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes cannot hunt deer at night. Judge Barbara Crabb issued the decision today, saying night hunting of deer is not protected by treaty rights because of a risk to public safety.
Chippewa tribal members have been allowed to hunt wolves at night. They have argued that members should also be allowed to hunt white-tailed deer after dark.
But the DNR disagrees. DNR Attorney Quinn Williams says today’s decision protects public safety.
Rhinelander School District's Pelican and Crescent elementary schools are closed today after large numbers of students went home sick this week. The school district closed the schools on the recommendation of the county health department.
The high absenteeism is attributed to gastrointestinal and upper respiratory problems.
The city of Rhinelander deer hunt was canceled this fall after the number of nuisance deer had diminished. But the hunt can resume after Governor Walker signed a bill this week.
The bill allows for greater crossbow use and also opens up deer hunting in cities across the state. But Rhinelander city council member Alex Young points out the bill also takes away many of the regulations local communities had over bow hunts within city limits...
The state Natural Resources Board has approved changes in Wisconsin's shoreland protection laws that a DNR spokesperson says make them better for landowners.
The state updated the regulations in 2010 for the first time since the 1960's. The changes were met with resistence by local zoning administrators who said they were going to be costly and difficult to implement.
Russ Rasmussen, an administrator in the DNR's water division, says the update clarifies hard surface regulations concerning runoff. He outlines the changes...
More people are signing up for health insurance through the federal health exchange, now that some of the website’s bugs have been fixed. But not everyone’s finding it easy…or affordable.
Alicia Cook is a certified application assistant at Aspirus Grandview in Ironwood, Michigan. That means she helps people in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula sign up for health insurance. She says two months into the open enrollment period, people are just starting to come to her for help.