WINONA MN - Crews are searching the Mississippi River for a fisherman who fell from a canoe near Winona.
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says the man _ believed to be in his late 80s _ was alone fishing near the Prairie Island spillway when he got too close to the spillway. Brand says the churning water caused the man to fall out of his canoe.
Brand says no one witnessed the incident but a deputy saw the canoe in the water shortly afterward.
KAGE-AM reports the canoe and the man's life jacket and fishing gear were recovered.
The incident happened about 11 a.m. Friday. The man's name was not immediately released.
MADISON - Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a doe from a Marinette County breeding farm.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed test results Thursday and the farm was quarantined that same day.
The 2-year-old deer was born on the 230-acre farm in Goodman and died during fawning. The fenced farm has 320 whitetail deer, according to the owner's most recent registration. The farm hadn't been enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program since May 2017.
RHINELANDER - The rules for metallic mining in Oneida County now look completely different than they did for years.
On a 15-5 vote, the Oneida County Board approved an overhaul of its mining ordinance, closing the process just before a window in state law expired.
Critics of the new rules say it's now easier for a company to mine the rich ore deposit in the town of Lynne. Supporters of the changes feel they're following state law and avoiding legal trouble for the county.
"Clearly, in my mind, what's presented today is an improvement over what we have on the books now, which is unenforceable," said Oneida County Board Chair Dave Hintz.
RHINELANDER - You need to really get outside into nature to truly appreciate it. That's what Oneida County hopes you experience walking through its new pollinator garden behind the courthouse, which is close to completion.
Workers from Hanson's Garden Village laid out the key part to getting you into that garden along Baird Avenue on Tuesday. The gravel walkway allows water to drain into the soil, preventing runoff into the street.
A $1,500 Wisconsin Public Service Foundation grant paid for almost all of the walkway, which will lead through the garden to a picnic table. The walkway will be ADA-accessible, which will allow people with wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers to navigate the garden.
RHINELANDER - Fourteen years later and a family of superheroes are back on the big screen, but Incredibles 2 is also sparking some concerns.
After the movie's box office opening, movie theaters like Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander got a letter from Disney.
"There's some elements of the story with some of the characters, like the villain in particular, where they identify that there could be concern because of some of the strobing effects that are used," said Rouman Cinema owner George Rouman.
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