With winter on its way, the Public Service Commission is telling residents who may be behind on utility payments to get connected.
Starting November 1st, there is a moratorium on utility shutoffs – that means companies can’t cut off service until mid-April, even if customers don’t pay their bills. But PSC spokesperson Carrie Templeton says for that rule to apply, you must start off the season as a customer in good standing.
The Wisconsin legislature is considering changes to a law that could soften rules concerning racially-based mascots and logos at schools. The bill would require a school district have at least ten percent of the district's members support the change. The bill also puts the burden on the person filing the complaint to prove that the mascot or logo proved harmful, and give a 120 day time limit to the process.
A Rhinelander man charged with attempted homicide charge has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
24 year old Marcus Alsteens was arrested after a September 13 shooting incident at a home on Mason Street he shared with a cousin. Justin Alsteens was hospitalized but is recovering.
Alsteens is charged with attempted first degree homicide, aggravated battery, negligent handling of a weapon and injury by negligent use of a weapon, all charges have an additional domestic abuse provision.
The state’s wolf hunting season begins next week. People hoping to harvest a wolf have already applied for and received their permit.
About 2500 permits were awarded in mid-August based on a lottery system. DNR Carnivore Specialist David MacFarland says the number of applications dropped from 20,000 last year, to less than 17,000 this year.
Cranberry Fest is over. But if you’re ready for another fall celebration, Pumpkin Fest is coming up this weekend.
The Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary puts on the annual festival to raise money for the fire department. Spokesperson Spokesperson Mary Babich says last year the group was able to purchase a special boat motor, so crews can fight fires from the water.
Several Northwoods schools are receiving state awards for student performance and improvement.
Wisconsin School Superintendent Tony Evers will honor those schools at a statehouse ceremony Tuesday at noon. North Lakeland Elementary and Crandon Elementary are both being recognized for high progress.
Crandon Elementary principal Jamee Belland credits improvements in reading and math to the school’s use of classroom data. She says it helps teachers tailor curriculum to students at different levels.