A Crandon man has had an attempted first degree homicide charge dropped, but still could see substantial time behind bars.
22 year old Dakota Tuckwab was one of six men charged in Forest countyfollowing a melee at a Mole Lake home in February of 2012. A man and a woman were lured to the home. The man escaped out a window after being beaten and stabbed, while the woman escaped out of a room in which she was tied up.
The annual Fall Ride is underway in Tomahawk, an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association led by one of it's top contributors, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, with a plant in Tomahawk.
40,000 visitors are expected and the sound of motorcycles across the Northwoods will be heard most of the weekend.
Director Tamra Anderson from the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce says while all the visitors bring a surge to the local businesses, there is a reason for the ride...
The Ref has arrived in the Northwoods...and we're not talking about a football game.
The Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility...THE REF...is operated by the state DOT's Motorcycle Safety Program.
With the Fall Ride in Tomahawk expecting to attract 40,000 people this weekend, many on motorcycles, DOT officials bring the motorcycle simulator and trainer to give people a perspective on motorcycles and safety.
Spokesperson Peggy Drinsinger says the idea is to cut down on accidents with more education...
The Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community in Forest county has been selected to host an event in 2015 that continues to highlight the growing interest in Native American tourism.
The Native American Tourism of Wisconsin conference travels each year to another of the 11 state tribal sites.
NATOW vice-chairwoman and Mole Lake Lodge and Conference Center Manager Carmen McGeshick says the gathering each year is designed to raise tourism awareness. The consortium recently took a step forward with the hiring of a new director...
There's been a call to gather data over a longer period of time to see the impact of mining on water bodies near the proposed G-TAC (Gogebic Taconite) mine.
At a recent Iron County Citizen's Forum, Matt Hudson from Northland College in Ashland and Tony Janisch from the Bad River Watershed Association made presentations about the need for more science before a decision is made on mining.
Terry Daulton from the Citizen's Forum says Hudson talked about the need to gather data...
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.