- The Wisconsin Wetlands Association recently released a new book helping people understand how to care for and protect Wisconsin's wetlands. We visit a Northwoods wetland to find out how people can protect wetlands in our area.
- Plus, Richard Branson recently announced some of his employees at Virgin Airlines will get unlimited holiday vacation time. He's hoping that would increase productivity and keep employees at the company longer, but leaders at Nicolet Staffing in Rhinelander says that won't work here. Find out the details on why unlimited holiday vacation would only work for global companies.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
Put on your dancing shoes! Rhinelander is offering a ballroom dancing class
RHINELANDER - Do you have a wedding or social event coming up... but feel like you have two left feet? Well, there's still time to learn some fancy footwork of your own.
The Rhinelander Community Education program will be holding a ballroom class next Tuesday, October 7th. You can come alone or as a couple, but you must register beforehand. The instructor will go over the basics of swing, waltz and polka.
WISCONSIN - Cranberry growers don't expect another unprecedented harvest, but the industry does expect to keep Wisconsin's cranberry crown.
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Executive Director Tom Lochner says the state should produce 5.3 million barrels of cranberries from the 2014 harvest. Lochner says a barrel holds 100 pounds of cranberries.
The state produced 5.8 million barrels in 2013. Lochner credits the weather in September 2013 for that large harvest.
JACKSON, WI - Jackson police have used the drug Narcan to counter a suspected heroin overdose two weeks after the department received its first Narcan kits.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1pBraGP ) police found a Milwaukee man unconscious on a commuter bus. An officer noticed his pupils were constricted and administered a dose of Narcan into the man's nose.
Police say the man regained consciousness around two minutes later and was able to communicate with authorities. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
GREEN BAY - The daughter of a Wisconsin lawmaker faces new criminal charges accusing her of possessing narcotics.
Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Nygren of Marinette appeared in Brown County court on Monday after being arrested Friday morning. Nygren faces two counts of possession of narcotic drugs and one count of possessing an illegally obtained prescription.
Nygren's struggle with heroin has made her a face of recovery and prompted her father, Republican state Rep. John Nygren, to draft legislation aimed at helping addicts.
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