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.
A $14 million expansion and renovation project at the Sartori cheese facilities in Antigo and Plymouth was announced Wednesday by the state.
The expansion is expected to bring 53 new jobs to the two facilities.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation spokesperson Mark Maley(mail-lee) says the project will enable the fourth-generation family-owned company to update equipment in its 100-year-old facility in Antigo, improve employee working conditions, enhance safety and sustainability initiatives while expanding capacity....
The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has denied a rehearing on a decision against a family hoping to build a bible camp and conference center on Squash Lake.
The Jaros Family has tried for nearly a decade to build the facility on family owned land in the town of Woodboro, Oneida county. Oneida county and the town of Woodboro, along with the Oneida County Board of Adjustment have all denied needed permits.
The Great Lakes Intertribal Council is calling on Governor Scott Walker to veto legislation regarding race-based mascots. The bill makes it harder for a person to file a discrimination complaint against a school mascot. It would require a petition of signatures and then proof of discrimination to get a mascot changed.
Michael Allen is director of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. He says the rule changes would encourage stereotyping of Native people.