- Late Tuesday, the DNR released a summary of the vote held at the Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings from Monday.
One of the biggest issues among the 99 voted on was the question of allowing trolling state-wide. According to the DNR's results, a majority of the voters state-wide rejected the measure. 2391 voted for it vs. 2775 against it.
However, more counties approved the proposal, than rejected it by a 44-27 margin. One county's vote ended in a tie.
Other results include voters approving the elimination of Northern Bass catch and release season, allowing the use of rifles for state-wide deer hunting, and allowing the use of dogs during the wolf hunt.
To see more of the results, click on the link below.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
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