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Traveling South
5:59 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

DNR Says, Help a Songbird Out

Songbirds like the baltimore oriole can benefit from bird feeders and backyard habitat.
Credit Dick Daniels

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.             

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Lake regulations on cellphone
4:10 am
Sat September 7, 2013

DNR Mobile Phone Link For Anglers

Cellphones and fishing
Credit gizmodo.com

Anglers with mobile phones can grab information on inland fishing lake regulations.


The DNR is out with a new mobile-friendly website.


Fisheries biologist Joanna Griffin says the DNR completed an inland lake regulation database. With a little tweeking, the database was setup for portable phone use...


 

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Looks like lily pads
4:08 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Another Aquatic Invasive Pulled From Forest County Lake

Yellow Floating Heart
Credit Oregon.gov

Add Yellow Floating Heart to the growing list of aquatic invasive species in the Northwoods.


Recently a group pulled the lily-pad-like invasive from Gordon Lake in Forest county.


Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator Michele Sadauskas


says like many invasives, the plant is a fast-grower....

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Began in 2006
4:06 am
Sat September 7, 2013

No Rhinelander Deer Hunt This Fall

Lunch time!
Credit westernviews.us

No deer hunt in the city of Rhinelander this year. Last week a city committee recommended that the hunt not take place this year.


The deer find Rhinelander to be hospitable with plenty of cover, gardens and flowers to eat, and few predators. They also proved to be a traffic hazard with several car-deer accidents reported. The city council approved the first antlerless, in-city, bow-and-arrow hunt in 2006, and it has been held most years since then.

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Manufacturing and Agriculture are key
4:05 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Revenue Sec. Says As Economy Grows, More Tax Revenue

Wisconsin Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler
Credit revenue.wi.gov

Governor Walker's Revenue Secretary says more tax incentives will provide for a growing economy.


Secretary Rick Chandler spoke Friday to the quarterly meeting of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation at Treehaven near Tomahawk.


Chandler says the tax credits are designed to promote more jobs...


 

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Speaker at UU Church Sept. 15
4:00 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Group Says Solitary Confinement in Prisons Akin To Torture

Linda Gustitus, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Credit uuworld.org

A group hoping to end the prison system's use of prolonged solitary confinement says the practice amounts to a form of torture.


Seven years ago, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture formed to try to end the government's use of torture in places like Iraq and Cuba. President Linda Gustitus


says the increasing use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons leads to more problems and is becoming a costly way for budget-strapped governments to house prisoners.


Gustitus says the practice is common here..


 

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Randy Sabien
12:26 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

WXPR's Annual Concert and Auction November 3

Randy Sabien

WXPR’s Annual Fall Concert and Auction will be held Sunday, November 3rd at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander.

Items from area merchants and galleries will be on display starting at 3:00 pm. At 4:00 pm the live auction and music with Jazz violinist Randy Sabien begins.

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Korean War vintage
12:14 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Hand Grenade Found In Vilas County, Detonated

Korean War era hand grenade
Credit blog.timesunion. com

An old Korean-War vintage hand grenade was detonated by the area bomb squad Thursday after the explosive was discovered at Arbor Vitae.


Incoming Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath says the live grenade was found on property at Old Highway 51 Road by the Hiwatha Trailer Resort.


Fath says a former resident at the resort apparently had owned the device and it was in a storage facility. He says it was found by a current resident...


 

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Succeeds Frank Tomlanovich
12:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Fath To Become Vilas County Sheriff On Sunday

Vilas County squad car

Governor Scott Walker has named long-time Vilas County Chief Deputy Joe Fath as the county's new sheriff.


Fath succeeds Frank Tomlanovich who died in June after a brief illness. Tomlanovich was elected as sheriff in 2010.


Fath says he is excited to begin, but challenges await...


 



"....I'm excited with my new position and the some of the duties I'm going to be involved with. Obviously we face some challenges ahead of us, particularly with the budget..."

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Local bank accounts
5:46 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Scam Reported In Eagle River

Credit co.vilas.wi.us

Eagle River Police Chief Mark Vander Bloomen is warning area residents of another scam in the region.


This time, people are getting phone calls or texts that there are problems with their account at a local bank...


 

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