The World Championship Snowmobile Derby take places in Eagle River this weekend, with the vintage classes wrapping up last weekend. WXPR’s Emily Bright takes a behind-the-scenes look at the camaraderie and competition of the international snowmobile races going on in our own backyard.
Members of the public are getting a chance to voice what they’d like to see longterm on the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area in Oneida County. About 40 people attended a public information session Tuesday night.
Controversy over a local club’s proposal for what could be the first ATV trail through a state Wildlife Area has been folded into a larger master planning process for the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area. It will likely dictate where and if motorized use is allowed.
Traffic in downtown Minocqua will be re-routed Thursday morning as a large crane will fill one block doing installation work.
Minocqua town chair Mark Hartzheim says one of the larger commercial buildings downtown, the Gaslight Square has a number of large HVAC units on their roof, and three of them have failed...
"...they need to get those replaced. One of the issues they've had, the way the alleys laid out, there's so many overhead utility lines that a crane is not able to access the rooftop from the rear...."
Oneida county has opened two, and possibly three bids from governments or organizations interested in the Heal Creek property on Rhinelander's far west side.
The county and the Economic Development Corporation spent $520,000 in an effort to construct a 'green' business park on the 272-acre property. When no development took place, the county board asked for bids to buy the property immediately east of the Northwood Golf Course.
Five persons have been arrested in Rhinelander as part of a joint law enforcement effort to crack down on distributing methamphetamine.
Oneida County Lieutenant Terri Hook tells us more about the bust...
"....North Central Drug Enforcement Group, along with the Oneida County Sheriff's office, the Rhinelander Police Department, the Vilas County Sheriff's office and the Wisconsin Department of Justice executed a search warrant in the city of Rhinelander for the use, manufacturing and distribution of a controlled substance, specifically methamphetamine..."
Access for ATVs in Eagle River took a big step forward at last night’s city council meeting. City council voted to pursue plans for a north-south corridor for ATVs. The corridor would run from Tamarack to Railroad, then crosses to Sherburne, Adams, then Mill road. ATV-er Dick Decker says it’s about time.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin thinks President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free will help spur on the economy. But the fate of the idea is unknown in an opposite party majority in the Senate and House.
The proposal would make the first two years of college free and universal like public K-12 education. The federal government would pick up 75 percent and the state 25 percent.