MINOCQUA - Another Northwoods community hopes to make itself better known.
Lake Tomahawk joined the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce.
Lake Tomahawk is the newest member of the Chamber, which includes Minocqua, Woodruff, and Arbor Vitae.
The community will now tap into the Minocqua Area Chamber's ability to sell the Northwoods.
"Our marketing efforts reach far beyond this area, primarily to the southern part of the state and Northern Illinois. We wanted to let them be a part of that because they by themselves were not able to do that," says Kim Baltus, the Minocqua Area Chamber Executive Director.
The Lake Tomahawk Town Board unanimously approved joining the chamber.
It means visitors to the area will pay a little more for hotel rooms.
The room tax will be slightly higher.
The Minocqua Area Chamber plans to promote the natural beauty of Lake Tomahawk, and, of course, snowshoe baseball.
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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