20 hunting dogs have been killed since July as they come into contact with wolves.
Typically, the dogs are trained to hunt bear in July and August. During that time, the dogs are in the woods and come into contact with wolves who have young, especially near what are called rendezvous sites.
DNR Large Carnivore Specialist David MacFarland says the depredation numbers are up...
The Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Woodruff September 15 is hosting a speaker who says the way prisoners are housed in prolonged solitary confinement in this country amounts to a form of torture.
Linda Gustitus is President of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
Today, one out of every 100 American adults is behind bars and many are in solitary. Gustitus talked with WXPR News Director Ken Krall about the increased use of solitary confinement that has caught the attention of some rights activists.
September is a busy time for Alzheimer's Associations across Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. with fundraising walks.
Area chapter spokesperson Diana Butz(butts) says nationally, nearly 600 walks take place this time of year....
"....we use these events to increase awareness and funding for Alzheimers programs and research. And right here in our chapter area we have 30 walks taking place throughout northern and northeast Wisconsin...."
What Finance committee chair Mark Pelletier calls a "glitch" has been discovered concerning how Rhinelander pays its mayor.
The part-time mayor gets paid $1,000 a month, plus travel expenses when he or she is representing the city, plus per diem for committee meetings attended, same as council members. While the mayor doesn't vote during committee meetings, he or she gathers in the information. The mayor is often the point person with the public.
But Pelletier says one very important meeting has been left off....
Early fall marks the annual migration of songbirds as they begin to pass through Wisconsin, heading south for the winter.
The Department of Natural Resources says homeowners can help the warblers, thrushes and other songbirds on their arduous journey by helping supply food sources and habitat. Wildlife Biologist Ryan Brady says small backyard changes can actually make a big difference.