RHINELANDER - Time is running out for Northwoods Deer hunters to have their opinions heard.
The DNR has a survey out. They're looking for feedback from last fall's hunt.
Earlier this year, the DNR held Deer Hunters Forum meeting across the state. But if you were unable to attend, you can fill out a brief survey. The deadline is Friday.
State wildlife and other hunting officials want your input to help make improvements for future hunts.
"You get to say how many deer you saw, whether or not it was worse than other years," says DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz. "It's a great opportunity for us to get feedback from folks who were unable to attend those (Deer hunters Forum) meetings."
People gathered in the Wausau area today to remember four people who died in a shooting at three different places one year ago today. Tonight we look back at the shooting, and we take you live to the Wausau area and discuss the mental health of the officers following the shooting.
A new bill in Wisconsin would require dispatchers to know how to explain CPR over the phone. We talk to an operator and a paramedic in Oneida County where the dispatch center has already been following that procedure for decades.
And we'll bring you a preview of this weekend's ice golf tournament fundraiser for a local snowmobile club.
We'll bring you all this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
MADISON - The Wisconsin State Patrol says it saw more drugged drivers on the roads and had a significant increase in drug arrests from 2016 to 2017.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the State Patrol saw a 20 percent increase in drug arrests during that time period, with fewer than 2,900 arrests in 2016 to more than 3,400 last year. A drug arrest involves the possession of illegal narcotics or paraphernalia.
EAGLE RIVER - You typically find cotton or denim running through her sewing machine, but Chris Gaffron has been sewing a lot of plastic lately.
"It's just straight stitching, so anyone can do it," Gaffron said.
The "StitchIt" custom embroidery store owner worked on sewing old plastic feed bags from a friend's horse barn, which don't biodegrade. Gaffron and her friend talked about ways to make better use of the trash and came up with an idea to help the homeless.
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