Labor Day for many is a day off from work or school. But for people active in today's labor movement, it's a day to pause and reflect.
Dean Einerson of Rhinelander is a member of the Northwoods Labor Solidarity Group. He attended a rally in Wausau last week as fast food workers rallied for higher pay. He says the continuity of worker needs from the 19th century to today is similar...
The Attorney General's office has reached a judgment against Wisconsin Public Service because of violations of it's air pollution control permit. The northeastern Wisconsin utility is being fined $80,000.
The civil complaint was filed in Marathon County Circuit Court. DNR Air Management spokesperson Jeff Johnson talks about what happened this week.
Teams of couch potato enthusiasts will race through downtown Rhinelander in the YMCA of the Northwoods' inaugural Couch Potato Race. The event will be held in conjunction with Rhinelander's PotatoFest celebration August 31. Laurie Schlitt, the Y's Interim CEO said there are 10 teams entered. WXPR is one of them.
Fast-food workers in at least 50 cities rallied Thursday to get higher wages and have the right to organize.
Wausau organizer Melissa Alice Engles-Lewis says minimum wage workers don't have the means to support families on their wages.
"They're having a hard time paying their bills. They're having a hard time putting groceries on the table. Nobody wants to be on any public assistance, of course, But when you work these jobs you almost have to be(on assistance) because you have no other options..."
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.