RHINELANDER, WABENO - On the ice Thursday night, a pair of Northwoods hockey teams were trying to get eliminate a zero from their record. Both Lakeland and Rhinelander entered Rhinelander Ice Arena without a victory in the Great Northern Conference.
In fact, Rhinelander was still winless going into the game. The Hodags however left, still looking for win number one. Lakeland knocked off Rhinelander 4-1. The T-Birds scored the first three goals in the game and never looked back.
Lakeland outshot Rhinelander 37-14. The T-Birds improved to (4-3)overall. Rhinelander fell to (0-7).
Meanwhile, in boys basketball, Crandon took care of business in Wabeno Thursday night. The Cardinals faced the Laona/Wabeno Rebels. Both teams were tied for first place in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Kory Kincaid hit three 3-point field goals in the opening minutes for Crandon, as the Cardinals never looked back. Crandon knocked off Laona/Wabeno 63-47.
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 restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting 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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