Crowning the chili king in Antigo
- Who makes the best chili in Antigo? ANTIGO Community members got a taste of the most popular recipes on Wednesday. More than 40 chili cooks went head-to-head in Antigo for this annual tradition. It's the 16th year of the Chili Cook-Off downtown on Fifth Avenue. The two entry categories include traditional chili and a "roughneck" category.
No one hurt after bus, car crash
- No one was hurt when a school bus crashed this morning in Mosinee. MOSINEE It happened just before 8am at the intersection of Highway 153 and County Road O. The Wausau Daily Herald reports 40 students were on the bus. The Marathon County Sheriff's Department tells us there were no injuries. The bus and the car it collided with had minor damage.
Wood product careers more than just lumber, flooring
- In Wisconsin, more people work in wood-related jobs than any other state. ANTIGO Tech colleges help produce a big part of that workforce. Students considering a wood-related degree might think jobs mostly include working with lumber, flooring, or construction. But there's a flashier side to working in wood, too. Northwoods wood product manufacturers hope students think about those possibilities as well.
Snowmobile trails open soon
- Snow probably makes you think of snowmobiling...But you'll have to wait a bit longer to get out on the trails. ONEIDA COUNTY No matter how much snow we get, Onedia County's trails don't open until after December 15th. That's when deer season is over. Onedia County opens their trail system all at once instead of opening each trail individually. The forestry department expects trails to open sometime between the 15th and Christmas, depending on how much snow we get.
Pet as a surprise can be a bad idea
- Surprising people with a new puppy or kitten may sound fun, but it can be a bad idea. MADISON The Wisconsin state veterinarian is encouraging people not to give pets as gifts this holiday season. Doctor Yvonna Bellay says giving a pet as a gift is a serious commitment and should never be a surprise. She issued her warning as holiday shoppers start hitting the stores in a big way.
Scammers lurking online for people shopping for deals
- Shoppers planning to hit the Internet looking for deals need to watch out for scammers. MADISON The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says cyber thieves know what the hot gift items are. They target their scams accordingly. That can include fake contests on social media sites and dangerous links.
Snow reports begin on state tourism website
- We might be thinking about turkey these days, but Wisconsin ski resorts want you to think snow! MADISON Snow condition reports at ski areas across Wisconsin are now being updated. The ski areas are busy making snow and preparing to open in the coming weeks. The report available on www.travelwisconsin.com lists conditions for both downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowmobile trails. As far as local spots to ski, Granite Peak Ski Resort will be reopening Thanksgiving Day for the holiday weekend. They have 16 runs open.
State could save millions by delaying Medicaid changes
- Pushing back Medicaid changes would save the state millions of dollars. MADISON Governor Scott Walker has proposed a 3 month delay in kicking about 77-thousand people off Medicaid. It would save the state about 23-million dollars. That's a delay in expanding coverage to poor, childless adults. The Legislature's budget committee will take up the proposal on Monday.