The DNR is postponing public information hearings for the operation of the Rest Lake Dam near Manitowish Waters.
There has been considerable debate over several years as citizens have wanted to maintain the current water levels, while the DNR has asked to change them.
The DNR's John Spangenberg says the hearings, which had been set for August 9 and 10, will be postponed due to a recent state Supreme Court ruling. The court ruled the DNR had not looked at the economic impacts of water levels on the lake near Fort Atkinson....
Winners have been announced for the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College.
The 26 winning works chosen by the judge hail from 17 states, and five are from Wisconsin. The winners will take home a total of $8500 in prize money. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski met with competition judge and visual artist James Pace to hear about his selection process for the exhibition.
Prize-winning works and the rest of the nearly 90 pieces in the juried exhibition will be on display at the Nicolet College gallery through September 6th.
60 years ago July 23, hostilities ended in the Korean War. Technically, North and South Korea are still at war as a formal peace treaty has never been signed. A Northwoods veteran remembers that day.
Tom Sedivy from Minocqua was in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division. They were above the 38th Parallel, which is the demarcation between North and South today. He says when the truce was announced, more firing began...
Longtime Forest county Board of Supervisor's Chairman Erhard Huettl has died. He was 82. A published obituary says Huettl was suffering from lung disease. He died Saturday at his home.
Huettl served 37 years as county board chairman, first elected as a supervisor in 1968. He served in a number of functions with the state County's Association and other committees and posts. He had a dairy and beef farm at Wabeno.
Visitation and funeral services will by at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wabeno Wednesday evening with services at 11 a.m. Thursday July 24.
A proposal to be able to house chickens inside Rhinelander will return to committee.
Jen VanOrder of River Street asked to establish an ordinance allowing 4 or less hens at a private residence. She listed a number of positives health and environmental reasons for the change including healthier food.
She says most people are concerned about waste and noise...
Damage was limited from a structure fire Monday afternoon in Rhinelander.
Firefighters were called about 4:00 p.m. to the 200 block of Maple Street.
Fire Chief Terry Williams says they were able to limit the damage...
"....when we arrived there was fire in the wall, we had a crew inside and crew outside...opened the wall from both sides. There were some embers in there...very little smoke damage...no water damage..."
School of the Arts Rhinelander is still underway; it wraps up on Wednesday. The five-day art school for adults takes place at the James Williams middle school, where the cafeteria and dozens of classrooms undergo a big changeover – practically overnight. School of the Arts Facilities Manager Beth Bloom says it’s not an easy task. She hires a team of 9 high school students to help with the shuffle.
Tuesday night marks the opening of the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College.
The exhibition features 86 works from around the country. Visual artist James Pace selected the pieces. At the opening reception Pace will speak about why he chose the works he did, and announce the winning recipients of $8500 in total prize money. Pace says the selections in the show represent a wide variety of media, styles and subjects.