A Rhinelander man charged with attempted homicide has been found competent to stand trial.
23 year old Marcus Alsteens was arrested August 12 after a relative had allegedly been shot at Alsteens' Rhinelander home.
State psychologist Dr. Michael Galli interviewed Alsteens at the request of the Public Defender's office to determine his ability to understand proceedings to help in his own defense. Public Defender Maggie Hogan agreed with Galli's findings...
Studies of fish populations showing panfish size going down statewide have spurred the DNR to develop a management plan. While the agency has management plans for other popular species, panfish were left unmanaged.
Earlier this year, DNR officials went out to get input on a possible plan. Another meeting is planned in a few days.
Fisheries biologist Joanna Griffin says the upcoming meeting will convene several groups involved in the decision...
Federal workplace safety officials announced $185,000 in fines Thursday against a Tomahawk cardboard box plant where an employee was severely burned in March -- and where five other workers died in mishaps since 2008. In the latest incident, a worker at the Packaging Corporation of America was in the process of re-lighting a steam boiler when he got burned.
The DNR is asking hunters in two deer units in Vilas and Oneida counties to return some doe tags after they accidentally sold too many. Wildlife management director Tom Hauge says it was human error in data transfer.
"...when we started our issuance process it was brought to our attention that the permit numbers we had listed for 'available' were higher than the numbers approved by the Natural Resources Board back in May..."