- On Monday, a state-wide votes was held among by the Wisconsin DNR. The biggest question was if anglers and others who enjoy the outdoors would allow trolling of one line regardless of where they are in the state.
The answer was yes.
7,053 people in 72 counties voted ont he measure. State-wide more than 3600 people supported the idea. 2250 were against it.
Monday's Oneida County meeting was held in Rhinelander. It also passed by a 92-77 count.
Other counties supporting the trolling proposal include Lincoln, Florence, Price, and Marinette counties.
Vilas, Marathon, and Iron Counties were among 11 counties in the state rejecting it.
The measure still needs to be approved by the state legislature and signed by the Governor. The earliest state-wide trolling could go into effect would be in July of 2015.
Last year, a similar proposal which would have allowed up to three lines per angler was ultimately rejected.
To find both state and county results, click on the links below.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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