The state noticed something about Rhinelander's drunk driving arrests and decided to fund stepped up enforcement.
Police Chief Michael Steffes says the DOT has given the city more than $17,000 to up patrols through next September....
"...the DOT actually contacted us...they had collected statistics about accidents and traffic stop data and selected us for our population size compared to the number of vehicles(they) assumed were operating under the influence. So they gave us the grant based on that selection criteria..."
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Controversy continues over a proposed iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties.
While Wisconsin hasn’t seen an open pit mine in a while, some neighboring states have. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to a pair of open pit iron mines that have been operating for several decades.
Standing on the edge of Empire Mine is like looking into an amphitheater far too big for any performance. It’s a mile wide and a mile across. 1200 feet deep. I start wondering how many swimming pools it would take to fill it.
While the next several days outdoors are all about things white tail, the DNR recently said the first year of the Walleye Initiative has been a success.
After the legislature came up with more funding to improve state fish hatcheries and programs earlier this year, the DNR announced the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, aimed at stocking larger fingerlings in state waters.
The DNR's fisheries director Mike Staggs talks with Ken Krall:
The larger fingerlings are in the 6 to 8 inch range, which biologists say gives the young walleyes a better chance to grow to maturity.
A Northwoods native is expecting to finish a 70-day paddle of the Mississippi River Tuesday.
Raised in Woodruff, Eric Immeler left northern Minnesota with 10 others in mid-September. The group has been traveling the length of the Mississippi by canoe and is set to arrive in New Orleans Tuesday.
Immeler says the purpose of the trip is to understand the role the Mississippi plays in people’s lives.
After much public input and meetings, Wisconsin's DNR Secretary says the Deer Trustee recommendations will go before the Natural Resources Board in January.
Governor Walker hired a Texas-based whitetail deer researcher, Dr. James Kroll, who made a number of recommendations concerning Wisconsin's deer management. The DNR had a series of public sessions and social media input to put together an action plan based on Kroll's findings which will come before the board in January.
What started as a contest between the states of Michigan and Wisconsin's Tourism Departments continues as an effort to help those without warm winter clothing.
"The Big Bundle Up" finds local Chambers of Commerce and other tourism organization beginning a collection.
Rhinelander Chamber Director Lara Reed says this is the third year of the program. It all began with a public debate between the tourism department about 'which state looks more like a mitten, Wisconsin or Michigan?...."