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While the amount of invasive Eurasian Water Milfoil has drastically fallen, the Eagle River Chain of Lakes has also employed a technique called Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting to get rid of the plants.

Association President Dave Tidmarsh says using chemicals, they've reduced the invasive milfoil to what he term maintenance mode.

He says once the invasive milfoil is located a diver goes into the water and the plants are sucked up into the boat....

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With the bow hunting season for deer underway and the gun hunting season approaching, the DNR is again asking for businesses and hunters to help out by donating deer heads to test for Chronic Wasting Disease.

The efforts are in response to finding CWD in a deer harvested from a Three Lakes preserve in 2015.

Wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz in Rhinelander says following the discovery, special deer rules are in effect in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties....

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MADISON, Wis. - Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate and a number of Wisconsin environmental organizations have come out in strong opposition to a bill that would change the state's law about mining permits.

State Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, says Wisconsin is a state that prides itself on clean and abundant water, and this bill erodes the state's heritage of good stewardship. He says our policies should reflect a long-term commitment to safeguarding our natural resources.

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A 62 year old Gleason man has died after a crash in Lincoln county.

The Sheriff's Department reports Jeffrey R. Hill died in the crash about 11:30 Sunday morning along State Highway 17 near Old 17 road.

Deputies report Hill was the lone occupant when the vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled over. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say alcohol does not appear to be a factor and Hill was not wearing a seat belt.

Highway 17 was closed about two hours.

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Two candidates have advanced to the November general election after a primary election held Saturday by the Sokaogon Chippewa Community at Mole Lake.

James G. Polar, Sr advanced to the Tribal Council I position.

Clinton W. Fox advanced to the Council II position.

Polar will face incumbent Velma Landru, while Fox will face incumbent Carson Ackley.

The General Election will be November 7.

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Oct 6, 2017

The Politics of Resentment: Carving Up America

Oct 6, 2017
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MADISON, Wis. - From the election of Donald Trump nearly a year ago to the recent victory by Roy Moore in the Alabama Republican Senate primary, candidates are successfully using tactics of division to win at the polls, according to a Madison-based author.

Wausau Police Searching For Crandon Man

Oct 6, 2017
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Wausau Police are looking for information on a missing man whose clothes were found on a park bench on Monday.

According to the department's Facebook page, 47-year-old Gregory S. Papernik's belongings and cat were found in Big Bull Falls Park on Monday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. near the Scott Street Bridge.

Judge Stops Carlin Club Bottling Plans

Oct 6, 2017
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Saying the proposed pumping and transport of well water from the Carlin Club property in the Vilas county town of Presque Isle is a commercial activity, Judge Leon Stenz of Forest County sided with the Carlin Lake Association plaintiffs ruling that use is not allowed in the R-1 residential zoning district.

Defendants argued there was no ordinance violation, and they argued  association plaintiffs cannot demonstrate they have been hurt, and the town of Presque Isle has not adopted the Vilas County general zoning ordinance.

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This is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Next we hear from Mick Fiocchi, President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Northern Lakes chapter. Fiocchi says a surprisingly large number of people have some form of mental illness, but many are afraid to seek treatment...

Fiocchi says there are providers in the area that will provide help, including a number of providers not affiliated with large organizations. He says the main thing to remember is to just start seeking help if you are having problems. He says the earlier you seek treatment the better off you will be.

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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, a local health professional says people with mental illness are known to have a significantly higher rate of tobacco use.

Corie Zelazoski of the Oneida County Health Department and Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition details the studies...

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As the growing season is concluding, we sometimes forget the role pollinators play in having the food we eat.

Advocates are pointing to a new website that provides information about the rapidly diminishing populations of some pollinators.

Oneida County Conservationist Michele Sadauskas talks about Bumble Bee Watch, a citizen science project to help monitor bumble bee activity...

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The state Senate's mining panel endorsed a bill Wednesday from its Republican chairman Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst who said that if opponents had their way, the miner should be taken off the state flag because, quote, "he's not going to work here anymore." (end quote) The vote was 3-2, with Democrats voting no, to send the bill to the full Senate.

Constructing Brush Piles

Oct 5, 2017

If you own a property with some trees or brush and would like to tinker with wildlife management, take note of today’s episode of Wildlife Matters. The Masked Biologist talks about brush piles for small mammal habitat.

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