The DOT has set a public hearing date for later this month to take comment on the proposed reconstruction of U.S. 51 in Hazelhurst and Cassian.
Minocqua's portion of the road work is being done this year. Hazelhurst to the south of Minocqua and Woodruff to the north have both challenged the DOT concerning plans in those towns, as has Arbor Vitae in Vilas county.
DOT Project Leader Forrest Van Asten says the meeting will give the state input...
Eagle River has a registered trade-mark as the snowmobile capital of the world. Yet for all the years--decades in fact--that snowmobiling has been the backbone of the city’s winter economy, snowmobiles have not been allowed to operate on city streets.
The victim in a Monday night shooting in Rhinelander remains in critical condition.
The 49-year-old male received a single gunshot wound in the abdomen. Police responded to the incident at a residence on Mason Street at 7:45 pm. The wounded man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, and was later airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
Public safety workers got a chance to test their emergency preparedness in a mock exercise today at the Rhinelander Airport. Crews simulated a response to an airplane engine catching fire while taxiing.
On the airport tarmac, a test plane is lit on fire several times, so different fire crews can practice putting it out. During the course of the exercise, emergency response teams arrive, make sure the scene is safe, and practice tending to possible victims. Rhinelander Assistant Fire Chief Tom Waydick says it’s an important chance to practice working with other emergency crews.
A Nicolet College fundraiser has raised almost $2500 for local food pantries. Empty Bowls is based around a soup dinner served in bowls donated by local potters and Nicolet College students. Patrons make a donation for the soup and take home the bowl. Laura Wind Norton is an instructor at Nicolet, and she helped coordinate this year’s event. Wind Norton says hunger is an issue that touches many in the community.
You may have been spotting an unusual number of shooting stars in the night sky. And you might already know they’re part of an annual meteor shower that’s been lighting up the Northwoods.
Astronomers predict the Perseid meteor shower should peak Monday night, with possibly hundreds of meteors passing through the night sky in just a few hours.
Frank Kovac owns Kovac Planetarium and has been stargazing for 25 years. He explains that what we see as shooting stars are actually bits of dust…in this case coming from a large comet called Swift Tuttle.
Mothers-to-be have a chance to learn more about breastfeeding resources. The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting several educational sessions this week. Cheri Nemec is a dietician who works with the Wisconsin WIC program and the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She says a lot of moms plan to breastfeed, but may switch to formula if they start to worry about whether they’re doing it right.