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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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RHINELANDER - Most people don't get to meet their great, great, great grandchildren. It's one of the perks one Rhinelander woman has after turning 100 years old. All six generations of her family got together Sunday to celebrate their unique family.

"I wouldn't let anything ever happen to you," said 100-year-old, Bea Kofler.

Kofler held her nine day old great, great, great grandson for the first time Sunday.

"He's too precious," Kofler said.

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Voters head to polls early in WisconsinSubmitted: 10/19/2014

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MADISON - Wisconsin residents can start heading to their local clerks' offices this week to cast early ballots for the Nov. 4 election.

Early voting is set to begin Monday and run through Oct. 31. Municipal clerks can hold early voting from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday during those two weeks, although each clerk can set his or her own hours. Clerks without regular office hours must make themselves available by appointment.

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

The Department of Natural Resources closed Zones One and Four.

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Wisconsin park begins cutting dead treesSubmitted: 10/19/2014

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Madison police arrest 1 for urinating on squad carSubmitted: 10/19/2014

MADISON - A Wisconsin man has been arrested for allegedly urinating on a marked Madison Police Department squad car.

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Packers set to demolish Lambeau area propertiesSubmitted: 10/18/2014

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will soon begin demolishing a former Kmart store and other buildings the team owns on property west of Lambeau Field.

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