Federal and state officials are reminding campers this holiday weekend to buy firewood close to your campsite.
With the most recent discovery in Superior of the ash-tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer, the insect has moved into the north. To slow the spread of the borer, officials have put a quarantine on firewood from areas away from the campsites.
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest spokesperson Megan Healy explains...
One side stands by the story, the other says it wasn't accurate. Did Governor Walker say the state won't actually create 250,000 jobs? Ken Krall has the details.
Earlier this week, WJFW TV in Rhinelander talked to Governor Scott Walker in Merrill.
The WJFW story said Walker had backed off the promise, telling the station he said they state was more than 133,000 down because of the recession and 250,000 wasn't a "magic number" but rather about jobs affecting people.
Wild rice season is set to begin in Northern Wisconsin. Manoomin, the traditional food of the Ojibwe nations, typically ripens around Labor Day. But harvesters may need extra patience this year.
Only three out of about 50 lakes regulated by state and tribal officials will open for ricing by this weekend. Manoomin biologist for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Lisa David says Wisconsin’s late spring delayed ripening in some areas.
At Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors went through a second round of voicing their ideas for how to balance the 2014 budget. Finance director Jason Hilger says the county is facing a deficit of roughly $1.2 million for the upcoming year. Nonetheless, Hilger says Vilas county is in good shape, with a reserve fund of more than $7 million.
By early next year, staff at Rhinelander schools could be getting some of their health care from a clinic in the school.
The Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic and the school district are discussing how to implement the program. Regional Director Rob Fabich says the school district is looking at ways to cut health care costs and thought having the services on campus would be one way to do that...
State Department of Transportation officials took public comment Tuesday on a plan to reconstruct parts of Highway 51 south of Minocqua. A thin crowd gathered at a hearing in Harshaw.
The DOT says changes to Highway 51 are necessary to improve safety. But an earlier DOT proposal prompted community outcry, as it involved turning a stretch north of Highway Y into a four lane road and widening the bridge over Lake Katherine. Hazelhurst Town Chair Ted Cushing says the original changes were too dramatic, but he’s much happier with the revised plan.
Northland Pines students in Eagle River are among students from 39 other districts involved in the "Farm to School" program.
The program is a cooperative effort of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Americorps. It provides food and education says Northland Pines Science teacher Robin Indermuehle..