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- You can find everything from edible berries to garnishes right in your own backyard. RHINELANDER "Master Gardeners of the North" wants to teach you how. Tonight's class will be on foraging for edibles in the Northwoods. Even though edibles can be easy to find, volunteer Tom Jerow says you should leave enough behind for wildlife and next year's crop. " You should really link up with a mentor, someone who knows what they're doing. Someone who can identify the food that you're looking for," says Jerow. You can find nuts, grapes, and sumac pretty easily this time of year. The Master Gardeners meet tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Oneida County Senior Center.
- Clearing the way for growing business required many people in Merrill to move. The city wants to buy more than 6 acres of property in the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park. MERRILL As of Monday, there's only one trailer left, but it's not sitting well with some who already moved.
- A convicted sex offender will return to Oneida County this week. RHINELANDER Jason Mullen, 29, gets out of prison Tuesday, September 19.
- The activities of this year's Fall Ride finished up Sunday. TOMAHAWK Therefore, cleaning crews began sweeping through the Sara Park campsite to collect anything left behind Monday.
- Between 2004 and 2013, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) sold and cut just above half of what it could under its own management plan. RHINELANDER That frustrated loggers, politicians, and companies which need timber in northern Wisconsin. But this year, the CNNF will sell its greatest amount of timber since at least the mid-1990s. It's the fifth increase in a row for the CNNF, which is now finally nearing its maximum yield.
- Between the 16-hour days, temperature extremes, and smoke blocking out the sun for days, Jim Grant will likely never forget this summer. NORTHWOODS "This definitely is at the top if not the highest amount of fires I've ever seen and the busiest I've seen," said U.S. Forest Service Fire Management Officer Jim Grant. Grant has been fighting wildfires for 34 years. During the fire season he splits his time between the Northwoods and wherever he's needed. This summer, that meant Montana. "I want to help the people and I care about the communities," said Grant.
- You don't have to travel to a big city to get your natural history fix. WAUSAU Colossal Fossils in Wausau Center Mall houses hundreds of fossils and bones.