The Veteran's Administration has been in the news recently. Tuesday, an open house is scheduled in Iron Mountain to show the public what the VA has to offer.

Brad Nelson is Public Affairs Officer for the Oscar G. Johnson V A Medical Center.  He says they want the community to see what is available...

"....really to engage the community, invite them to come in, see what we're all about. Also to explore opportunities to serve veterans as volunteers or employees...."

The DNR owns and maintains thousands of miles of roads and is required to inventory and map all roads.

The DNR is seeking feedback regarding general considerations used to evaluate motorized road access.

DNR land representative Aaron Buchholz says when the process is done, the public will have a clearer idea about these roads...

Peg Arnold

The annual WXPR Blues Cruise down the Wisconsin River leaves the dock, Saturday, August 22nd, at 1:00pm. 

We’re welcoming back Eric “Scrappie” Hughes. “Scrappie” Hughes is a delta blues man direct from Memphis. He’s a fixture every week on Beale Street, playing world-famous clubs like BB King’s and The Rum Boogie Café. 

Vilas County Sheriff's Department

Two persons were rescued unharmed from Rice Lake in Vilas county midday today.(Friday).

The Sheriff's Department report they received a 9-1-1 call when the caller heard people screaming on the town of Cloverland lake.

Deputies found a boat had capsized with two people in the water. Deputies paddled out to the area with two row boats and a kayak. An off-duty Eagle River police officer assisted in a canoe and gave the swimmers lifejackets. The boaters were brought to shore and checked by medical personnel and were released.


The Summit Players Theater hosting two free sessions Sunday of "Shakespeare in the State Park", but in this case it's the state forest.

The players tour Wisconsin's parks putting on  performances geared toward audience interaction.While most of the performances have been  happening in state parks, this one will be in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest says Forest spokesperson Melissa Baker....

"...they will be coming to do a workshop at 2 p.m. for kids and a shortened version of a Midsummers Night Dream for free at 3:30 p.m....."

Next we hear from award-winning National Public Radio journalist, storyteller, musician and performer Joe McHugh. He and his wife Paula have been touring the Northwoods with performances including two this coming weekend. He also talks about a new book that was written from his own search for an answer within his own family...

Oneida County Sheriff's Department

An Arbor Vitae woman charged with embezzling more than $30,000 from Northwoods Animal Hospital in Minocqua has entered a no contest plea in Oneida County Court.

48 year old Brenda Wigglesworth entered the  plea to one count of theft from a business setting of more than $10,000. Wigglesworth is accused of taking the money while she was employed as the bookkeeper and office manager. Minocqua Police began investigating in 2013. She entered a not guilty plea last July.

Immanual Evangelical Lutheran church in Rhinelander this Saturday is hosting its annual fundraiser to help with hunger relief both locally and abroad.

The theme is built around an old-style drive-in with carhops and food.

Spokesperson Cory Dellenbach says this is the 12th year for the event...

"....we want to try and help the area food pantries. Our synod also collects money for world hunger relief. The majority of the money raised will be staying here, locally...."

Like much of the rest of Wisconsin, unemployment continues to fall as the Department of Workforce Development released the May local jobless numbers.

State Grant To Aid Joint Tourism Effort

Jun 25, 2015

For the first time, six Northwoods counties are partnering together in a tourism project. Department of Tourism Joint Effort Marketing  funds have made a $20,540 grant possible for a group of 14 Northwoods museums in an effort called "Passport to Fun".

The grant will help fund advertising and marketing of the project. Wednesday afternoon representatives  gathered for a presentation at Laona.

 Sara Connor, Camp 5 Museum and Wisconsin Forestry  Museum Operator...