RHINELANDER - If you use AT&T, you may notice a new 4G icon on your cell phone's screen.
4G means you'll get faster mobile internet.
AT&T expanded its mobile internet coverage in the Northwoods.
4G became available to customers within the last week.
AT&T's 4G service is available in much of the Northwoods but they're working to make 4G available in all areas.
AT&T spokesman Jim Greer says, "In the last three years we spent $725 million dollars in Wisconsin on our network, and our customers know that we are willing to invest in Wisconsin and having an excellent network there."
AT&T spokesman Jim Greer says getting faster mobile internet to customers takes time.
He says they have to get permits to add new technology to each cell tower.
"When we build something we build it right. You know our competitors may be out there in front of us sometimes on this stuff but we're building with a better, more robust technology that's going to deliver a better experience in the long run."
Rhinelander, Antigo, Wabeno, Pelican Lake, and Laona all have 4G now through AT&T.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
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