SUGAR CAMP - In high school cross country the Northern Lakes Conference Championships were held in Sugar Camp.
Monday's race was a good tuneup. Sectionals are less than two weeks away.
The conditions were cool and windy. That didn't stop the athletes from putting in solid performances.
On the boys side, John Mangold from Laona-Wabeno got out to a huge lead and took the top spot finishing over a minute ahead of the rest of the field. Adam Flannery of Crandon came in second.
In boys team scores, Laona-Wabeno took first followed by Florence, Crandon then Goodman.
For the ladies, Natalie Miller of Three Lakes continued her hot streak. She came in first with a time of 15 minutes 14 seconds...She has taken the top spot in 7 of 8 races. Laona-Wabeno's Megan Tarlton was second.
And in girls team scores, Laona-Wabeno finished first followed by Three Lakes and Crandon.
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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