A moose has been harvested on the Lac du Flambeau reservation.

On the tribe's Facebook page, a statement reads:

" On Wednesday morning at approximately 1:00 am, a moose was shot by a tribal member on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation. The police department was dispatched, and the incident was investigated. The Tribal Conservation Department and the Wisconsin DNR were contacted. The Wisconsin DNR noted that the Tribe has jurisdiction in this issue. Due to the rarity of moose in this area the Tribe does not condone hunting of moose.

Olson Library Moves Forward With Renovation Plans

Jul 8, 2016

A new architectural firm to continue plans for the renovation and expansion of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River will be recommended to the library board of trustees after the library building committee meeting last week.

One person was seriously injured and state Highway 47 north of Rhinelander was closed for several hours Thursday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports a call came in shortly after 4 p.m. of a head-on crash on Highway 47 south of Fox Road in Lake Tomahawk, with one person trapped in a vehicle. A car driven by an unidentified woman was northbound when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a pickup truck head-on. The car then struck a trailer of a vehicle that was following the pickup.


The owner of a Lakeland area taxi service has made an offer to be emergency backup in case the Oneida-Vilas County Transit Commission buses are not available.

Matt Daily of DisCab Minocqua Taxi last month expressed concern to the Commission that the growing bus service started by the two county boards would adversely affect his customer base. The bus service is known as Northwoods Transit Connections. Daily said last month his business is growing, but said he was competing against a tax-funded service. He said last month the Lac du Flambeau bus service has cut into his business.

Next we here from Bob Martini, a leader of the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association.

The group is out with a publicatin  called "Doing the Right Thing For Our Lakes and Rivers". Martini was a long time DNR water quality specialist and was a former Oneida County Board member. He talks about the group's goal of putting short essays about water quality in the hands of voters to better understand the issues concerning Northwoods Waters. He spoke with WXPR's Ken Krall...

Bob Martini of the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association.

A change will need to take place in the plans for one of the main intersections under construction in downtown Rhinelander as part of the "Streetscape" project.

Your input is requested to reconfigure the current plans, but you have to act soon. City Administrator Kristina Aschenbrenner says the plans for the Brown and Davenport Street intersection need to be changed....

Jessie Dick

On Wednesday, July 6th, Liam Kyle Cahill and Scott Kirby performed live on WXPR.  If you missed the live broadcast during Northwoods Cafe, you can hear the concert archived here. Click the audio link above.

Trees Coming Down On Dr. Pink Drive

Jul 7, 2016
Dean S. Acheson photo

A rebid to remove trees for a Minocqua road project saved the town a bundle of cash. Minocqua supervisors Tuesday approved a bid of $12,500 by Foley Tree Service of Tomahawk to remove 20 trees along the road in advance of it being repaved. The only other new bid was by Custom Caretaking & Landscaping of Arbor Vitae for $16,500. The board also approved the $118,625 bid of Pitlik & Wick of Eagle River to repave Dr. Pink Drive. Their original bid include a subcontract bid of nearly $22,000 to remove those trees deemed too close to the pavement for safe snowplowing.

Earlier this week, Governor Scott Walker announced a new initiative called the Broadband Forward Community Certification Program. A state spokesperson says the program will help communities pave the way for improved broadband coverage.

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin spokesperson Elise Nelson says the program makes it easier for communities to get through the application process....

Anna Catlin

The Vulcan Steam Train in Laona celebrated it’s 100th birthday last weekend. Anna Catlin experienced first hand the Camp 5 Museum and the Vulcan in all it’s glory. She spoke to visitors and president of the Camp 5 Museum Foundation, Cate Dellin.



Anna Catlin

  The Camp 5 Museum in Laona Wisconsin celebrated the 100th birthday of their Vulcan steam engine this past week. The engine was bought in 1926 to be used for logging in Laona, but is now used to haul visitors to and from the Camp 5 Museum complex. President of the Camp 5 Museum Foundation, Cate Dellin says there’s a lot of hard work involved in keeping the steam engine running.

Members of Rhinelander Fire Department Local-1028 will again be asking motorists to "Fill The Boot".

The annual "Fill The Boot" campaign is set for Thursday through Saturday says Muscular Dystrophy Association spokesperson Heather Buchberger..

"....they are going to be at the corner of Stevens and Dwight Streets, and what they're going to be doing is filling their boots for MDA. All the proceeds stay local in the Northwoods area...."

Buchberger says the money donated will help people in need in this area...

The group Forward Rhinelander is going out to meet the public as it continues to work toward growing Rhinelander in a positive way. The group formed 18 months ago with a mission to set a vision for the Rhinelander area over the next 20 years so that it stays a competitive, vibrant, and enjoyable place to live for all community members.

One of the co-organizers is Melinda Childs. She says they've held meetings with individuals and groups with a focus on positive assets within the city...

Deer, Coyotes On The Lakeland Runway Cause Problems

Jul 6, 2016

The Lakeland Airport has a problem that many Northwoods homeowners can relate to – how to keep deer off its property. But in the case of the Arbor Vitae airport, the consequences can be far deadlier than having flowers devoured.

Report Recommends Three New VC Deputies

Jul 6, 2016

A draft staffing report on the Vilas County Sheriff's department presented Thursday to the county law enforcement committee had 14 recommendations and called for an increase in deputies, cross training, changes in management communications, and changes in jail staff work hours.

The report, prepared by the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, recommends adding three patrol deputies and two jail staff.