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Rhinelander Winter Farmers Market to Open SaturdaySubmitted: 10/20/2014
RHINELANDER - One local group wants to make sure you can get fresh local produce even during the winter.

The Lean Coalition is partnering with the YMCA of the Northwoods for a new indoor winter farmers market. The Hodag Farmers market closed on Saturday.

But you won't have to wait long to get your fresh produce. The indoor winter farmers market opens this Saturday.

They are trying to find ways to bring healthy foods to the community throughout the winter months.

"Now it is going to be winter time and the farmer's market outdoors is going to close. So, I thought, wouldn't it be nice if we could extend that season and offer it indoors," said YMCA Active Older Adult Coordinator Marilyn Duschl.

The winter farmer's market will be held in the lobby of the YMCA of the Northwoods. It will run from 8 a.m. till noon.

You will be able to find most of the same local fresh fruits, vegetables, and jams you can find at the area farmer's markets.

"The stuff that is in the field is still growing and still fresh until it really freezes. We still have a lot of stuff in the field. We do have a short growing season so it is nice to be able to extend it for them and for us too," said Evergood Farm Owner Brendan Tuckey.

Since this is the market's first year, they are not sure how late into the season the market will stay open.

They hope vendors will plan for winter markets when planting next year.

Vendors include:
- Evergood Farm
- Hillbilly Hollow
- J.D. Acres
- Jamberry Acres
- Kathy's Kreations
- Kind Root Organics
- Shaky Acres
- Step Up Soaps


Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

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 LOCAL NEWS
High school opens doors to community membersSubmitted: 10/20/2014

RHINELANDER - School districts in the Northwoods hope state legislators will change the way local public schools are funded.

Right now, the school funding formula hurts property-rich, but income-poor, districts like Rhinelander.

Rhinelander administrators warn if Madison doesn't make a funding change, they face cutting programs or asking voters for more money through a referendum.

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Community helping pick new president for Nicolet College Submitted: 10/20/2014

RHINELANDER - Nicolet College will need to find a new president. Taxes in the community help pay for some of the school's budget. That's why the school wants to turn to the community before filling the position.

Monday night they heard from the community at a meeting.

Some people want to make sure the candidates have good backgrounds. They also want the board to do their research, but some don't want students left out.

David Hubbard of Harshaw thought it would be a perfect opportunity to learn more about the school. However, he also wanted to make sure students could participate in the process.

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Littoral Combat Ship splashes into northern Wisconsin river; industry buoys Navy, local economySubmitted: 10/20/2014

MARINETTE - "She's almost 400 feet long," U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said Saturday. "About 3,500 tons."

He rattled off the specs for Littoral Combat Ship 7 with pride while standing near it in the shipyard at Marinette Marine Corporation.

"It can get up to 40 knots, more or less," he said.

That's about 46 miles per hour.

"It's pretty fast. You could waterski behind it," Mabus laughed.

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Room tax funds marketing opportunities for events, non-profitsSubmitted: 10/20/2014

RHINELANDER - If you stay at a motel or resort, you may notice an extra tax on your bill.

A room tax is an extra tax placed on overnight stays.

Lodges and resorts in the City of Rhinelander and Town of Pelican collect room tax.

Now you may be able to get some of that money.

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 REGIONAL NEWS
Police: Indiana suspect in 7 slayings hints at more killingsSubmitted: 10/20/2014

HAMMOND, IN - Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years.

Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said during a news conference Monday that the suspect, identified as Darren Vann, is being cooperative with investigators. Vann was convicted of sexual assault in Texas in 2009 and now lives in Gary.

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Man dies in tractor rolloverSubmitted: 10/20/2014

TOWN OF WILTON - A 66-year-old Kendall man is dead after a tractor accident in Monroe County.

Sheriff Peter Quirin says the accident happened Sunday evening on a farm in the Town of Wilton.

The driver of the tractor was compacting silage when the tractor rolled over, killing him.

The sheriff's office identifies the victim as Gale Burkhalter.

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9 arrested in child sex trafficking stingSubmitted: 10/20/2014

EAU CLAIRE - Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area.

Police released more details about the sting at a Monday morning press conference. The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1t4JNc8 ) reports nine men, ranging in age from 20 to 60, were arrested on preliminary charges of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, attempted child enticement and attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child.

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Another wolf hunting zone will closeSubmitted: 10/20/2014

MADISON - You can still hunt for wolves in Wisconsin, but in fewer places.

Zone 5 will be shut down as of 6:30 Monday evening. That's in the west-central part of the state.

Two other wolf hunting zones in Northern Wisconsin closed for the season Sunday.

The Department of Natural Resources closed Zones 1 and 4.

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