EAGLE RIVER - The Northwood's hasn't been the winter wonderland we all know and love. While it's no fun for winter sportsmen, tourism-focused businesses might have the most to complain about. It's not easy to fill hotel rooms in winter when the snow isn't falling.
Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River is finding innovative ways to bring people its way.
"We decided to create this obstacle course for the holiday season, to give our guests something to do, something fun, a group fun activity out in the out
doors. Because alot of people didnt have the opportunity to go snow mobiling or cross country skiing." Said Resort owner, Laura Koranda.
Quick thinking and beautiful scenery help Eagle Waters Resort stay busy. But it might not be the same story for other businesses.
"We don't have anymore football, so we're definitely going to want that white gold. So if everyone can go out tonight and do a snow dance that would be great for all of us."
At least with the World Championships coming back to Eagle River this week--area businesses will feel some relief from the lull.
Supporters of a second softball field at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander will need to wait for any decision on if those plans can move forward.
The Parks, Buildings and Grounds Committee decided Monday night to hold a public hearing in front of the full city council before deciding on whether it wants to accept the park plans.
The Rhinelander softball program hopes to build a second softball field at Pioneer Park just south of its existing field. The program would use about $50,000 from donations and fundraisers to build the new field. Softball coach D.J. DeMeyer tells Newswatch 12 the second field would allow the city to host upwards of 70 games a year, including RHS softball games, tournaments, and city recreation leagues.
But the new field would require cutting down nearly 10 trees and take up space routinely used by the fair and farmers' market. City Administrator Kristina Aschenbrenner says she's heard from plenty of people worried about space issues.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still owes nearly $900,000 on his failed presidential campaign, which ended abruptly last fall.
The campaign has been gradually reducing its $1.2 million debt from the end of 2015. According to finance records, the campaign owed $898,676 at the end of April, down about $50,000 from the previous month.
EAGLE RIVER - Some schools give out movie tickets, pizza parties, or ice cream coupons for students with good grades and good behavior. We do things a little differently here in the Northwoods.
Twenty-two students from Northland Pines Middle School will enjoy a half-day of fishing with a local guide as a reward for their success in school. The "Guides for Grades" program rewarded students on Monday for setting a good example in the classroom.
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