News http://wxpr.org en Two More Indictments For LDF Drug Distribution http://wxpr.org/post/two-more-indictments-ldf-drug-distribution <p>A federal grand jury in Madison has handed down a nine-count indictment against a Lac du Flambeau couple for drug distribution.</p><p> </p><p>28 year old Charlie Sunn Mishigaud and 25 year old Andrew Mishiguad were named in the indictments. Count one charges them with conspiracy to to distribute Oxycodone from January to June 2013. Count two charges Charlie Sunn Meshigaud with unlawfully distributing Oxycodone on May 21, 2013. Counts Three through Nine charge both defendants with unlawfully using wire communications to further the distribution.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:43:18 +0000 Ken Krall 17420 at http://wxpr.org Two More Indictments For LDF Drug Distribution Young People Learn Much From Hunt http://wxpr.org/post/young-people-learn-much-hunt <p>Turkeys are the focus of the on-going series "Wildlife Matters" with Jeremy Holtz. Today he thinks there are many things to be learned during the hunt.</p><p></p><p>DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz. His series, "Wildlife Matters" is heard most weeks on WXPR.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:30:37 +0000 Jeremy Holtz 17419 at http://wxpr.org Young People Learn Much From Hunt Initial Tests Show Air Quality OK For Extension Employees http://wxpr.org/post/initial-tests-show-air-quality-ok-extension-employees <p>A study conducted at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport found that levels of contaminants in the air did not exceed safe levels.</p><p>A complaint about air quality was presented to the Oneida county board several weeks ago by Oneida County UW-Extension leader Erica Brewster. The Extension offices are housed in the basement of the airport. An employee at the airport filed a complaint with the state about diesel fumes from planes near the terminal. A study was ordered and a demand was given to take corrective action.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:16:24 +0000 Ken Krall 17418 at http://wxpr.org Initial Tests Show Air Quality OK For Extension Employees Cars Pose Significant Risk to Bald Eagles http://wxpr.org/post/cars-pose-significant-risk-bald-eagles <p>Spring migration means more birds arriving in the Northwoods, including eagles.&nbsp;</p><p>DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz says by some estimates, car strikes represent the leading cause of eagle deaths.</p><p>Holtz explains that eagles typically take flight from high up in a tree.&nbsp; But in times of low food availability they turn to roadside carcasses which can put eagles in the path of danger.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:54:22 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17415 at http://wxpr.org Cars Pose Significant Risk to Bald Eagles Slideshow: Spring Birds in the Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/slideshow-spring-birds-northwoods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On an early April morning north of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rhinelander,&nbsp;</span>WXPR Contributor Mitch Mode captured images of several bird species returning to the Northwoods this spring. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:14:15 +0000 Mitch Mode 17413 at http://wxpr.org Slideshow: Spring Birds in the Northwoods Weather Delays Opening for Chequamegon-Nicolet http://wxpr.org/post/weather-delays-opening-chequamegon-nicolet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You’ll have to wait several more weeks to go hiking or camping in the </span>Chequamegon-Nicolet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Forest.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Spokesperson Dave Melancon says trails and campgrounds usually open around the last week in April, but conditions this year are too wet and muddy.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:03:23 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17412 at http://wxpr.org Weather Delays Opening for Chequamegon-Nicolet DNR Warns of Wildfire Risk http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-warns-wildfire-risk <p>As snow cover lessens, fire danger increases.&nbsp; The DNR has designated this week as “Wildfire Prevention Week” to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Germann Road Fire that burned more that 7000 acres in Douglas County last May. &nbsp;</p><p>Wildfire Prevention specialist Catherine Koele&nbsp;says the highest risk for fire comes after the snow melts and before things green up.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:11:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17380 at http://wxpr.org Scenic Byway Planners Look for Local Involvement http://wxpr.org/post/scenic-byway-planners-look-local-involvement <p>Organizers around a proposed scenic byway near the Wolf River are trying to drum up local support for the plan. &nbsp;Members of the public were invited to Mole Lake Wednesday to get involved.&nbsp;</p><p>To convince state officials that Wolf River Heritage Corridor has what it takes to be a scenic byway, the first step was a detailed scenic assessment.&nbsp; It scored each mile of the route based on natural beauty, historical significance and amenities.&nbsp; Overall the byway averaged a promising 7 out of 8 possible points.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:07:43 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17379 at http://wxpr.org Scenic Byway Planners Look for Local Involvement Northwoods Home Sales Off, Prices Up http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-home-sales-prices <p>The intense winter weather hurt Northwoods home sales in March, but prices continue to rise. An economist thinks it shows the housing market is recovering.</p><p>The Wisconsin Realtors Association monthly sales and price report shows a price rise of 14 percent in the Northwoods from a year ago, but sales were off about 100 units in the 18-county area from a year ago.</p><p>Economist David Clark noted the above average price rise here, but said statewide, it was just about 2 percent....</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Ken Krall 17345 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods Home Sales Off, Prices Up Trout Stocking Continuing Prior To May 3 Opening http://wxpr.org/post/trout-stocking-continuing-prior-may-3-opening <p>While much of the focus has been on the state's Walleye Initiative to put more survivable-sized walleyes into lakes and rivers, another large scale fish stocking effort is underway.</p><p>The DNR reports more than 316,000 catchable size trout are being stocked in waters across the state.</p><p>DNR state fish production manager Dave Giehtbock says the snow and cold slowed the trout stocking this year, but they should be ready by the fishing opener May 3....</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:58:49 +0000 Ken Krall 17359 at http://wxpr.org Trout Stocking Continuing Prior To May 3 Opening