Motorists and pedestrians in Minocqua Wednesday will be seeing a new pedestrian crossing device called a "HAWK".
The High-Intensity Activated Cross-Walk has been installed south of Rogers Drive-U.S. 51 intersection near Minocqua Furniture. D.O.T. engineer Joanna Bush says as a pedestrian or bicyclist touches an activation button, a different lighting system begins for motorists...
Late summer in the Northwoods means it’s time to watch out for blue green algae blooms in lakes and ponds.
The algae often produces toxins that can cause rashes and breathing problems in humans. Pam Pedersen is a nurse with Vilas County Public Health Department. She says it can be especially harmful for pets that may drink or swim in murky water.
The Northwoods now hosts its own full-fledged chapter of the League of Women Voters. The group’s mission is to protect voting rights for groups that are underrepresented.
Chapter spokeswoman Jane Trotter says the nonpartisan group was founded in 1920 to get women the right to vote.
“After that, we realized there were a lot of other people who needed the right the vote. The people who are most fragile in terms of their voting rights are first time voters, youth that are not in college, new citizens, minorities, the elderly and low income Americans.”
A landmark study on acid rain came to an end today. Researchers took down a barrier that’s divided Little Rock Lake in two for nearly thirty years. Dismantling the curtain was no easy task.
Decades after scientists proved the effects of acid rain on northern lakes, it was time to take down the Little Rock barrier that made the study possible. Fifteen researchers, students and divers were on hand for the challenge: how to dismantle a 250-foot curtain…made of heavy black plastic, and partially submerged under years of sediment.