MINOCQUA - People in Minocqua brought back a Northwoods tradition this year when they rebuilt the city's giant snowman.
For a few years, the giant snowman didn't get built, because of poor weather conditions.
"Who doesn't love to build a snowman?" asked Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Krystal Westfahl. "And to have the opportunity to build a 30-foot snowman brings out every kid in us."
Volunteers in Minocqua helped build the enormous snowman, named Snowmy Kromer, just outside of the Chamber of Commerce. He used to be built near the Island City Ice Cream store. But this year, they wanted to try a new spot.
ASHLAND - Xcel Energy and two railroads have settled a lawsuit over contamination at the lakefront in Ashland.
Xcel says the Soo Line and Wisconsin Central have agreed to pay $10 million to help cleanup contamination caused, in part, by a gas plant that operated near Chequamegon Bay from the late 1800s to the 1940s.
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