EAGLE RIVER - Charities often raise money through bake sales, car washes, raffles and polar plunges.
But one local coffee shop wants to stop sex trafficking by donating bras.
Blend Coffee, Wine, Beer and Food in Eagle River looks to help Free the Girls.
That's a non-profit organization that helps girls and women get out of sex trafficking around the world.
Donated bras can provide a revenue stream for the women in Africa who will receive them.
"They disperse them to the women in need in Africa and if they're gently used bras, they'll take them, mend them. Draw the necessary things to get them ready for sale and if they're new bras they can obviously sell them," Blend Owner, Angela Anderson said.
"What's nice about that is they make three to five times more selling a bra than what they would make in minimum wage in their own country."
A better wage can help those women stay out of the sex trafficking world.
If you have any gently used bras, you can stop by the Blend coffee shop in Eagle River.
RHINELANDER - DNR Furbearer Research Scientist Dr. Nathan Roberts calls bobcats "a conservation success story." Their population numbers are up across the United States.
The DNR doubled the harvest quota this year at 750 bobcats because of that healthy population size.
"While the population's grown, we've also increased our understanding of bobcats considerably. Working together with hunters and trappers across the state we've increased our understanding of bobcats and our ability to monitor bobcats," said Roberts.
EAGLE RIVER - Eagle River's annual Paul Bunyan Fest brings out thousands of people. This year was no exception. Organizers say about 3,000 people filled the streets of downtown Eagle River on Wednesday.
The 37th annual Paul Bunyan Fest featured chainsaw carving demonstrations, more than 80 arts and craft booths, and music.
RHINELANDER - You probably wouldn't consider a dark, smelly alley an ideal place to sit and relax. Maggie Steffen agrees, which is why she's planning to transform an alley on Brown Street in Rhinelander.
Steffen plans to tackle the project in three phases. Phase one is lighting the alley, which sits between The Brick restaurant and Bath and Body Creations. Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. agreed to pay about $2,800 for five LED lights if the city would pay for the electricity.
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