RHINELANDER - They can't vote yet, but a group of students at Rhinelander High School are making sure YOU fill out that ballot.
Jacob Stingl's A.P. U.S. Government class is working on a website that shows local voters where they can vote on November 6th.
In case you're not already convinced, they've also covered why it's important to vote.
Lindsey Lieck and 18 other students have been working on the site for over a month.
She said it doesn't make up for not being able to vote, but hopes it will help more people get to the polls.
"I want someone to come to the website and find information on something they were unclear about. I want them to be able to be knowledgeable and confident in their voting abilities," she said. "I think our efforts have definitely paid off in that this website will be able to help a lot of people."
For her teacher, it's not just about students helping the community - it's also about helping them learn and get involved.
"I hope my students take away from this that they can be politically active even though they're not old enough to cast a vote," Stingl said. "There's lots of ways to participate and I hope that by participating in this manner, it excites them about the process and encourages them to be a lifelong participant."
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.
"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.
RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to get the job done.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expected even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
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