IN OTHER NEWS
- We expect every student to learn how to read. But at Eagle River Elementary school teachers take it a step further by helping students understand what they read. EAGLE RIVER "Literacy is huge. It's a big part of our world, our society. It connects to all other subjects," said Eagle River Elementary Principal Karie Jo Bornberg.
- With gusty winds and dry conditions, fire can spread quickly. Because of the danger, the DNR has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Northwoods until 7:00 p.m Monday. NORTHWOODS The warning covers Ashland, Iron, Price, Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Langlade, Forest, Florence, Oconto, Marinette, and Menominee counties.
- The Wisconsin Department of Tourism presented the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce with a $30,000 check Monday. TOMAHAWK It's a part of the department's Joint Effort Marketing grant, or JEM, which helps communities create brand strategies.
- Threats made against schools across the country that led to evacuations on Monday could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools. DENVER
- As a kid, you probably didn't look forward to eating spinach. Maybe you still don't. EAGLE RIVER But some students are learning how to take locally grown produce and turn it into tasty snacks, including smoothies.
- A volunteer survey of loons in Wisconsin shows the population is strong. ASHLAND The Wisconsin Loon Population Survey estimates the number of loons at 4,350, an increase of about 9 percent from 2010. The chick population is estimated at 834, an increase of nearly 38 percent.
- With illegal drug use on the rise, used syringes will start to turn up in public places more often. MERRILL Merrill police want to remind everyone how to properly dispose of these dangerous needles.