- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants homeowners to compost or mulch fallen leaves. This will help keep the leaves out of landfills and lower the chances of burning piles. MADISON DNR leaders say composting means more room and landfill and less chance of stray sparks from burning piles that can start wildfires. Fewer burning piles will also helps maintain a high level of air quality. potassium.
- The new Rhinelander Area Food Pantry features new aisles for easier shopping, a sitting area, and large scale for weighing food. RHINELANDER You could see the updates at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Tuesday. The pantry held an open house to celebrate its new location.
- The Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander will add an extra 10,000 square feet to its facility. RHINELANDER The center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. It offers rehabilitative and skilled nursing services. Right now the facility has 72 beds.
- We know fall for pumpkins, football, and falling leaves but it's also known for kittens. NORTHWOODS Shelters in northcentral Wisconsin refer to both fall and spring as "kitten season." The Oneida County Humane Society has already found homes for 30 kittens just in the last month. Right now the adoption center has 25 kittens.
- Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was county executive have been released. MADISON Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's office on Tuesday made public the nearly 16,000 emails and attachments that prosecutors seized from county and personal computers. The investigation ended in 2013 with six of Walker's aides and associates convicted on charges ranging from theft to misconduct in office.
- The northern long-eared bat needs help. GREEN BAY Efforts are being made to find ways to help the bat, while not hurting the timber industry. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed protections for the bats, including adding it to the endangered species list. Bats have been dying by the millions since the deadly white-nose syndrome was found in 2006.
- Wisconsin's housing prices climbed slightly in September as the level of home sales remained about the same compared to a year ago. MILWAUKEE The latest figures from the Wisconsin Realtors Association show housing prices rose about 3 percent. The median price of a home rose from about $144,000 to nearly $149,000.
- A 66-year-old Kendall man is dead after a tractor accident in Monroe County. TOWN OF WILTON 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.