A 47 year old Crandon man has been sentenced to prison for the New Years Day 2012 death of a pedestrian in Forest county.
Norbert Polar was sentenced Friday by Judge Leon Stenz to seven years in prison and eight additional years of extended supervision for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.
41 year old Klynt Decorah was walking on Highway 55 near Mole Lake when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. Polar's car was later found in a ditch. Polar was found guilty of five of six counts during a jury trial May 10.
Say you’re a scientist who studies lakes. How do you choose which one to to study? Chances are you’ll pick one that’s a pretty good size…like Trout Lake, or Crystal Lake. You might pick one with a lot of species of fish, or one the public uses for recreation. But what about the tiny lakes…the backyard ones so small they may not even have names, or the ones that dry up completely when it doesn’t rain for a while?
A meteorologist says the tornadoes that touched down in Lincoln and Langlade counties this week were weak twisters.
Ashley Wolf is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Green Bay describes a line of storms starting in Lincoln county last Tuesday as "mini-supercells". She says those storms are nowhere near as powerful as the storms in Oklahoma. But they have rotation and can cause damage...
Mining company Gogebic Taconite has removed heavily armed guards stationed at its drill site in Iron County. The move comes after revelations that the Arizona-based security company that supplied the guards is not licensed in Wisconsin.
The newly passed state budget will put $100 million dollars more into workforce development and a state leader says it's designed to help local people get jobs.
Department of Workforce Development Deputy Jonathan Barry says the new state budget for the first time puts state money into workforce development. He says the budget funds a new way to analyze the state's workforce, giving technical colleges, job centers and employers better data...
A Northwoods dentist has been honored for his work to build a dental clinic in Lac du Flambeau.
Dr. Paco Fralick is also a member of the Lac du Flambeau tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa. At the Wisconsin Technical College System Board meeting this week in Rhinelander, Fralick was honored for his work in birthing the state-of-the-art Peter Christiansen Dental Clinic and training facility. The clinic has 20 chairs in a 36,000 square foot building that is open to the public and tribal members.