Eagle River got a dose of Hollywood last week. State tourism officials hosted a screening of the movie Airplane. Jim Abrahams was in attendance.
The Vilas Theater gave out a hundred and fifty tickets for the Airplane screening, and turned others away. State tourism officials also highlighted a promotional video shot in Vilas County, and hinted that another was in the works. As Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett explains, it features Jim Abrahams and two other producers of Airplane.
Cool temperatures Sunday night had cranberry growers in northern Wisconsin on frost alert.
On a chilly night, cranberry bogs can run many degrees colder than the average air temperature on the ground. Bob Winter runs Vilas Cranberry Company in Manitowish Waters. He says the mercury would have dipped below freezing in the bogs, if he hadn't turned on water sprinklers to help keep the plants warm.