RHINELANDER - With only a few weeks until November 6th the political tension is heating up.
While some houses are decorated with pumpkins and ghosts for Halloween, others are decorated for a different kind of season-political season.
Like wearing your favorite team colors-residents are sporting their political Blue and Red.
Jackie Cody of Oneida County Democratic Party said "It's a wonderful part of the Americana and the elections."
Peter Biolo of the Oneida County Republican Party said "It helps describe what people feel."
It's the war of the lawn signs and with only a month left until the November 6th elections political enthusiasts are lining their front lawns with their favorite front runners.
From Obama to Romney--to more local races like Duffy and Kreitlow--they're telling their neighbors who they support in a big way.
Republican Bob Schultheis said having neighbors with Democratic signs makes him want to get more Republican signs.
"It's competition you've got to grind them a little bit, Schultheis said.
Democrat Avis Pence said she got lawn signs after her neighbors put up Republican candidate signs.
"It gives me more incentive to put mine up," she said.
No matter what side you're on, the signs are a creative way to show your support.
"I think it is something that helps motivate people; helps energize both on their side and perhaps. When you see someone supporting someone you want to become a part of it too," said Biolo.
So what happens to a neighborhood when political signs are clashing?
Cody said "Every once and a while someone will come in and say we need to balance the neighborhood. That means they need to take a few Obama signs, Kreitlow signs, and a few Susan Sommers signs and inform their neighbors there is another side to that story of politics."
And after the election then what happens?
When the election is over, Schultheis said "We'll have a barbeque and a couple of stories sit by a campfire and maybe have a beer, brats, and some Wisconsin cheese."
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.
"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.
RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
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