News http://wxpr.org en WXPR's Antique Appraisal Experience http://wxpr.org/post/wxprs-antique-appraisal-experience <p>Ever wonder what that family heirloom at the cabin is worth? WXPR is pleased to partner with Wisconsin-based antiques expert Mark F. Moran for WXPR’s Summer Pledge Drive.</p><p>You can have an antique, collectible, or piece of fine art evaluated as our thanks for your membership pledge of $120 or more. When you <a href="http://67.199.60.162/pledge.html" target="_blank">pledge online </a>or call the station at 715-362-6000 you’ll receive a pass to WXPR’s Antique Appraisal Experience. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:02:56 +0000 Peg Arnold 20817 at http://wxpr.org WXPR's Antique Appraisal Experience Golden Harvest Moves, Rhinelander Food Pantry Prepares For New Building http://wxpr.org/post/golden-harvest-moves-rhinelander-food-pantry-prepares-new-building <p>The Rhinelander Food Pantry got a step closer to a new home Monday, as the Golden Harvest grocery store opened its new location. &nbsp;But there’s still a few months of work ahead before the food pantry can open its new doors.</p><p>The old Golden Harvest grocery building on Coon Street sits nearly empty, as the store finishes a move to a new building more than twice as large.&nbsp; Golden Harvest owner Timothy Conjurske&nbsp;says until now the store was bursting at the seams.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:33:22 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21722 at http://wxpr.org Golden Harvest Moves, Rhinelander Food Pantry Prepares For New Building State Limited In Helping Keep Rail In Rural Areas: Secretary http://wxpr.org/post/state-limited-helping-keep-rail-rural-areas-secretary <p> The state's top Transportation official says there isn't much the state can do when private firms decide to abandon rail line.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:22:00 +0000 Ken Krall 21640 at http://wxpr.org State Limited In Helping Keep Rail In Rural Areas: Secretary Unemployment Down In Most Of Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/unemployment-down-most-northwoods <p>Iron county has the state's second highest unemployment rate, but other Northwoods counties saw a marked drop in unemployment caused by summer hiring.</p><p><br />The state unemployment numbers released late last week find&nbsp; Iron county's rate at 11.2 percent, the same as one month ago, and also the same rate as a year ago. Forest county was fourth highest, down 1.3 percent from a year ago, now at 8.3 percent, Langlade county is at 8 percent, Lincoln and&nbsp; Vilas counties are at 7.2 percent, Oneida is at 6.9 percent, and Price county has the lowest area rate at 5.7 percent.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Ken Krall 21639 at http://wxpr.org Unemployment Down In Most Of Northwoods Hundreds of Native Bee Species Can Also Pollinate Crops http://wxpr.org/post/hundreds-native-bee-species-can-also-pollinate-crops <p>Scientists think wild bees can be as helpful in pollinating certain crops as honeybees. &nbsp;</p><p>University of Wisconsin Madison grad student Rachel Mallinger&nbsp;is in the Northwoods Monday talking about the value of the state’s native bees.&nbsp; WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Mallinger about wild bees and the online identification guide she developed to help people appreciate wild bee diversity.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mallinger says while honeybees are nonnative, there are hundreds of species of native bees that also help pollinate crops.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21590 at http://wxpr.org Hundreds of Native Bee Species Can Also Pollinate Crops A.G. Candidate Wants A Senior Advocate http://wxpr.org/post/ag-candidate-wants-senior-advocate <p></p><p>One of three Democrats running to be the next state Attorney General would like Wisconsin's growing older population to have an advocate.</p><p><br />Former legislator Jon Richards says the Senior Advocate position in the Department of Justice is needed...</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:31:40 +0000 Ken Krall & Larry Lee WSAU 21636 at http://wxpr.org A.G. Candidate Wants A Senior Advocate Update:(7/25)Fatal Traffic Crash Kills One, Injures 14 in Arbor Vitae http://wxpr.org/post/update725fatal-traffic-crash-kills-one-injures-14-arbor-vitae <p>A three-vehicle crash on Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae has left one person dead and fourteen injured.&nbsp;</p><p>The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office got the 911 call just after 10 am Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>A 67-year-old Minocqua woman driving north was struck by another vehicle in the same lane, driven by a 49-year-old woman from Woodruff.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:06:45 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21596 at http://wxpr.org Large Cranberry Production Puts Pressure On Prices http://wxpr.org/post/large-cranberry-production-puts-pressure-prices <p></p><p>Wisconsin cranberry producers set another record in 2013 but an industry spokesperson says that many cranberries in the market puts financial pressure on growers.</p><p><br />Wisconsin growers produced more than 6 million barrels of cranberries last year to once again lead the nation. Tom Lochner from the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association says the record production last year reflects producers investments...</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:21 +0000 Ken Krall 21589 at http://wxpr.org Large Cranberry Production Puts Pressure On Prices Elk Herd Size Could Eventually Lead To A Hunt http://wxpr.org/post/elk-herd-size-could-eventually-lead-hunt <p></p><p>In the next installment of&nbsp; "Wildlife Matters",&nbsp; DNR&nbsp; Biologist Jeremy Holtz discusses a wildlife success story: the reintroduction of&nbsp; native elk to the state. But Holtz says this effort was not without struggles...<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br /><br />Jeremy Holtz's commentary "Wildlife Matters". The commentary is also on WXPR.org</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:03:05 +0000 Ken Krall 21588 at http://wxpr.org Elk Herd Size Could Eventually Lead To A Hunt Ceremony Saturday To Open Vilas Co. Bike Trail http://wxpr.org/post/ceremony-saturday-open-vilas-co-bike-trail <p></p><p>Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp will take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for a new stretch of Northwoods bike trail.</p><p><br />The Manitowish Waters Bike Trail ceremony takes place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the wayside at the intersection of Vilas county roads "H" and "K".</p><p><br />The ribbon cutting concludes the completion of an 8-mile stretch of the approximately 45-mile-long trail connecting Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:46:56 +0000 Ken Krall 21575 at http://wxpr.org Ceremony Saturday To Open Vilas Co. Bike Trail More Northwoods Public Transporation Options Possible http://wxpr.org/post/more-northwoods-public-transporation-options-possible <p></p><p>The county boards in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties will soon vote whether to form a Transit Commission in the Northwoods. It could mean more transportation options for all citizens.</p><p><br />Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson says the three county departments&nbsp; have had transportation for elderly and disabled citizens for many years. But a Transit Commission could be grant funded and provide rides for anyone.</p><p><br />Jacobson says after years of discussion, action could happen next month...</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:24:56 +0000 Ken Krall 21574 at http://wxpr.org More Northwoods Public Transporation Options Possible