- EPA workers are inside Lindey Cleaners this week. We look at how the clean-up process is going and what it means for the City of Rhinelander.
- A new type of foundation could give homebuilders a better and more efficient way of building homes. The idea and production of the improvement starts right here in the Northwoods. Coming up on Newswatch 12 you'll hear how the composite panels can help improve living conditions in basements, and how the panels compare to a tradition concrete foundation.
We'll have the details on those stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
Gardens need some help with large temperature swings in summer
RHINELANDER - Northwoods heat the past few days forced plants to endure different weather, but you don't need to do extra gardening just because it's hot.
Experts at Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander say plants can manage the heat just fine. On hot, sunny days, many plants will wilt, but that doesn't mean they need more water.
"If the soil is moist on a hot day, I wouldn't water more. That's probably more harm. The plant can only take up so much moisture at a time, so I would just hold off on watering," says Sue Hanson, Hanson's Garden Village Co-Owner.
RHINELANDER - The Nicolet College Board of Trustees hopes to fill an open seat.
State guidelines mean only a certain candidate can apply for fairness and equal representation.
Criteria for the open seat are that candidates must be female, considered a minority, reside in Oneida County or the portion of Langlade County in the Nicolet District, and meet the definition of an employee.
The new trustee will serve a term that expires June 30, 2015.
Wisconsin & Northwoods see home sales grow in June
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Home sales across Wisconsin are up for the first time in 2014 compared to previous year statistics recorded by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
A strong June for home sales could hint at good news for the rest of the year. Home sales statewide were up more than four percent compared to June 2013.
More than 600 homes were sold in Northern Wisconsin last month. Realtors like Bonnie Byrnes, Headwaters Real Estate, deal with water-front property in the Manitowish Waters area. She credits the second home market for some of the boost in northern numbers
MILWAUKEE - Authorities are looking for a fourth suspect in a shooting on an interstate in Milwaukee County.
Sheriff David Clarke says people in a minivan and another vehicle were shooting at each other in a ``running gun battle'' on Interstate 43 Tuesday afternoon. One vehicle struck the other and the minivan spun into the ditch near Fox Point. Three people in the van were arrested. Authorities say a fourth person left the scene.
MADISON - A spokeswoman for Trek Bicycles says its full page newspaper advertisement complies with Wisconsin law and is constitutionally protected free speech.
The Wisconsin Republican Party on Tuesday filed a complaint with the state elections board saying the ad that ran Sunday in Madison and Milwaukee newspapers was an illegal campaign contribution to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
Her father started Trek and she formerly worked for the company.
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