A group of middle school students gathered last month in Lac du Flambeau to learn outdoor winter skills. Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission organized the weekend camp. As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, it’s as much about cultural preservation as it is getting outdoors.
At Deep Snow Camp, most of the activities are focused on survival skills like building a snow shelter or ice fishing with simple materials. But a lot of the sessions focus on another type of survival: the cultural kind.
The Iron County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to close the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp Thursday night, saying residents are violating a 14-day camping limit on county forest land.
About 30 people attended the meeting, most speaking in support of what’s officially called the Harvest Education Learning Project, or HELP Village. An hour of public comment was followed by an hour in closed session, where county supervisors consulted with legal counsel. A motion to close the camp passed 13 votes to 0, with two members absent.
Rhinelander is home to a new piece of state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology. As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, Ministry Health Care’s James Beck Cancer Center held a ribbon cutting for the machine Wednesday.
The True Beam Linear Accelerator offers radiation therapy that’s much more precise than previous technology at James Beck. It also has powerful imaging capabilities which help to give a more accurate picture of a tumor.
Radiation therapist Lynnette Fittante demonstrates how the machine even rotates around the patient.
Contested county board elections in Iron County have given rise to a series of candidate forums.
The Iron County Citizen's Forum is organizing the two nonpartisan debates inspired by the League of Women Voters format.
Organizer Terry Daulton says the controversy over a proposed iron mine has engaged more people in local politics.
“It’s very unusual to have this many people running. And it’s actually brought a lot of people into the fold thinking about what are the things our county is doing – so I think it’s actually energized the public a little bit.”