An innovative program at Nicolet College has saved  students tens of thousands of dollars in textbook costs.

The college has found a way to get the textbook course material online at a free source which students can tap into. Manager of Open Educational and Instructional Resources at Nicolet, Cindy Domaika outlines how it works...

Northwoods unemployment numbers ticked up late last year, but a state economist says that is not unusual for the winter months.

Marshfield Clinic

MINOCQUA – Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) now has a clear path to build its $35 million hospital in Minocqua.

The deadline has passed for Ascension/Howard Young Medical Center to file a challenge in Oneida County Circuit Court over the county board of adjustment’s decision to grant a conditional use permit (CUP) to the Marshfield-based healthcare provider.

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Deep wintertime appears to be an advantageous time of year for some wildlife species to breed.

In this week's episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist takes a look at the breeding habits of Wisconsin’s CARNIVORA, or carnivorous furbearers.

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A clever new e-cigarette has emerged among young people. Community Health Specialist at Oneida County Health Department, Corie Zelazoski details the JUUL e-cigarette...

" of our students who represents our Rhinelander FACT group left a message saying she had seen some students using it. We've kept our eye on it. Across the state now we're seeing a huge increase in youth using these e-cigarettes and they're basically like regular e-cigarettes, except they are made to look like USB flash drives...."

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Wisconsin Public Service is out in area schools to teach students about the benefits and things to be aware about concerning natural gas. 

Spokesperson Matt Cullen says the presentations are designed to give students a clearer idea where the heat and electricity they use comes from.... 

Town of Three Lakes

At Tuesday's town board meeting in Three Lakes, taxpayers got an update on four major construction projects currently underway.

Construction was slated to begin in 2018 on a new town office complex while at the same time next door major renovations to the Demmer Library are being undertaken. But meeting attendees learned that one of those projects has hit a snag. Town Chairman Jeff Bruss explains....


Five men have been charged in the death of a Lac du Flambeau man late last year. A state Assistant Attorney General has filed charges in Iron county against Richard Allen of Hurley, Joseph Lussier now in the Vilas county jail, James Lussier of Woodruff, Curtis Wolf of the Oneida County Jail and Evan Oungst, also in the Iron County Jail. Allen and Oungst are 27 years old, Joseph Lussier and Wolf are 26, and James Lussier is 19 years old.

Vilas County Sheriff's Dept.

A 27 year old Arbor Vitae man has been charged in relation to the death of Wayne Valliere, Jr.

The 25-year-old Valliere was found dead on New Year's Day and suspects are awaiting charges for the death in Iron county. But Vilas county officials have charged Evan Oungst with harboring a felon and obstructing an officer in relation to Valliere's death.

Oungst had spoken with law enforcement twice late in December about Valliere's disappearance. He said he had been at a party.


The Department of Transportation(DOT) has decided to install a roundabout at the busy U.S. 8--Wisconsin 47 intersection on Rhinelander's west side.

In December, the DOT held a meeting at Rhinelander City Hall to get public input.

The roundabout was presented as a less expensive alternative to keeping the traditional arrangement of the intersection with upgrades. Project Manager Dan Erva outlines what they feel are reasons for the roundabout....

USA Hockey

The 13th annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships take place this weekend on Dollar Lake near Eagle River.

USA Hockey is the parent for many hockey organizations across the nation. If you don't know what pond hockey is, Manager of Adult Hockey programs for USA Hockey, Katie Holmgren tells us...

AARP's Tax Aide: 50 Years Of Helping Wi. Taxpayers

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MADISON, Wis. - For a lot of people, filling out the annual income tax return is a chore they don't look forward to. Tax laws are always changing and knowing how to take advantage of the rules can mean a lot more money in your pocket.

Now in its 50th year, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program will provide free tax form assistance and preparation to Wisconsinites, and it isn't necessary to be an AARP member or over 50.

ST. GERMAIN – Pam Riggs emerged as the top combined money raiser and speedster in the annual Bikini Run fundraiser held in conjunction with this past weekend’s St. Germain Radar Racers’ 15th annual Radar Run on Little St. Germain Lake.