Loading

71°F

69°F

72°F

68°F

72°F

72°F

74°F

68°F

69°F

74°F

72°F

72°F
Search
SEARCH RESULTS

Stun, collect, study: electro-fishing advances understanding of fish populations in Northwoods lakes Submitted: 07/31/2015

Play Video

BOULDER JUNCTION - The boat looks like something from a science fiction movie as it creeps across Northwoods lakes at night.

Its long arms jut into the water, sending electrical pulses into the lake.

Under a nearly-full moon on a warm July night, it motors across Sparkling Lake in Vilas County.

"We can actually sneak up on them in the evenings, when it's dark out," says Dr. Noah Lottig, who's driving the boat. "They're up there, they don't see us coming, and we can sneak up on them."

+ Read More
Scientists offer potato research data and insights at Rhinelander presentation Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

RHINELANDER - A Northern Lights Tour scientist explained Rhinelander's role in potato breeding and genetic studies on Wednesday night.

Every year, about 50,000 varieties of potato are tested to see if they could be commercially sold.

Only about one in a 100,000 will become a named potato variety.

+ Read More
Preschool sunscreen policies keep children safe in the sun Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Parents try to keep their kids safe in the sun, but what happens when parents aren't around to put sunblock on them?

Earlier this week, NBC shared a story about two Oklahoma boys who got terrible sunburns during a preschool trip to the park. The boys' mother says teachers didn't put any sunblock on her kids.

+ Read More
Marshfield set to break ground for new library Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

MARSHFIELD - Marshfield will break ground for its new library during a ceremony Friday morning. The celebration comes following years of hard work.

+ Read More
Convicted Rhinelander sex offender wins appeal, allowed to keep pictures Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

MADISON - A convicted sex offender from Rhinelander can keep pictures of children he cut out of magazines.

A state appeals court dismissed new charges against Albert Chagnon Thursday.

+ Read More
In plea agreement, Latoya Wolf pleads no contest to 2nd-degree homicide Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

RHINELANDER - In 2003, two bikers found the body of Kenneth Wells in the Wisconsin River behind Trig's in Rhinelander.

At first, police believed Wells drowned. But, more than a decade later, investigators took another look at the case—and this time they called it a homicide. 

+ Read More
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch talks property taxes during Northwoods visit Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Gov. Walker's administration often promises to lower property taxes.

And this year, it has.

But the cuts are pretty small. Wisconsin's budget agency predicts the average home will save $1 this year and $2 next year . 


+ Read More
Wausau School District receives large grant for planetarium upgrades Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

WAUSAU - The Wausau School District will use a large grant to renovate the school's planetarium. The current planetarium was built in the late 1960s, and it needs some upgrades.

The school just received a $230,000 grant to complete the project, a process that should take approximately two years.

+ Read More
Animals will be on display at the fair Submitted: 07/30/2015

Play Video

RHINELANDER - People can look forward to seeing a wide variety of animals at the Oneida County Fair.

One of the attractions with animals is Casady's Critters. They will offer people the chance to pose for a picture with a lemur or a camel. This is the third year in a row that the group has come to the fair.

Traveling to fairs is a part of the owner's lifestyle, something she wouldn't miss out on.

"I used to travel with the circus, so I did trapeze for a living. I have been on the road for most of my life," said Heidi Casady, Owner of Casady's Critters.

"I started this business when I moved back up here, I'm from Wisconsin. Then we started doing this, so we do this during the summers, and kind of normal people the rest of the year."

Visitors can pet and feed animals like goats and bunnies at the exhibit. Even monkeys will be out hanging around for photos and fun.

Another animal that will be on display is horses. The Hodag Equestrian Drill Team looks forward to showing off its skills on horses at the Oneida County Fair.

The team is a group of girls who love riding horses. Members range in age, but come together to share in a common passion.

"The reason I like to be out here, is to just see the people come and see how we have a relationship with our animals and how we spend time with them, and how we just, really connect with them," said team rider Wyndi Saari.

The team practices during the off season with things like trail rides. This is the third year in a row that the group will perform at the fair.

A performance will be put on at 7 p.m. every night of the fair except Sunday.

+ Read More
Roadblocks and detours are set up near fair Submitted: 07/30/2015

RHINELANDER - Getting to and from the fair might be a little tougher the rest of the weekend. A detour is in place to keep fair goers safe.

Road workers say it might slow you down, but it is important to follow the marked signs.

"On Oneida Avenue, we can have handicap parking for the people that need it, along with emergency vehicle access, so the emergency vehicles don't get trapped if they are needed," said Tony Gillman, Street Superintendent for Rhinelander.

You can park near the old hospital, on Ocala Street where trolley rides to the fair will be available. Areas for walking are set up as well.



+ Read More
Showing Results 1-10


Search: 






Click Here