Loading

27°F

28°F

29°F

27°F

29°F

27°F

28°F

30°F

29°F
NEWS STORIES

Minocqua Businesses Deal With Highway 51 Construction Submitted: 05/06/2013

Shardaa Gray
Reporter/Anchor
sgray@wjfw.com

Play Video

Photos By Shardaa Gray

MINOCQUA - Every year, we welcome spring and summer and accept road construction season along with them.

If you've traveled through Minocqua lately, you already know Highway 51 is a mess.

Some residents aren't too thrilled about it, but business owners say they'll just have to work with it.

Weather and road construction has been one of the main issues for business owners in Minocqua.

"Beautiful days we've been busy and the snowy days when it's suppose to be beautiful it's been snowing instead," Chequamegon's Adventure Company Owner, Andrew Teichmiller said.

"So it's been a little slower, but overall things have been alright."

Some business owners says they can't wait for the outcome, but others were against it since day one.

"We're in a complex of nine other stores and we had originally four driveways. We're going down to two," said Chocolates and More co-owner Cathy Bosacki.

"They were only going to give us 45 foot openings and we're getting a 65 foot opening to help get people in and out also for semi's and drivers deliveries. It will be a little bit easier, but it's still going to be tight."

With the new features that Minoqua will have, Teichmiller says it will be great for summer time.

"For us as a bike shop we're really excited because we're actually going to get a bike lane through town and right by our store. That'll be great." Teichmiller said.

But not everyone is for it.

"For people to get out it's going to be a little bit harder because there is no lights to stop anybody to let them in and out," said Bosacki.

"You're going to have to be very defensive driving to get out."



Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
Northwoods Highway Departments prep for first snowfall Submitted: 10/30/2014

Play Video

BOULDER JUNCTION - Northern Wisconsin likely faces the first significant snowfall of the year Thursday night. That means highway departments are prepping for the start of snow-removal season.

Last year's winter was tough on Wisconsin highway departments. Vilas County is making sure they're ready to go this year.

+ Read More
Clothing drive organizers need helpSubmitted: 10/30/2014

Play Video

ANTIGO - A clothing drive will help hundreds of families in Langlade County stay warm this winter. Salvation Army and AmeriGas will run the Keeping Our Community Warm clothing drive. The program clothed 350 people last year, but organizers say they'll need more clothes this year.

"We're always open for someone to volunteer their time," said AmeriGas Customer Service Rep. Julie Brandt. "Especially to go to the donation boxes and bring the coats to AmeriGas."

+ Read More
Walker leads Burke in latest poll; both hit the campaign trailSubmitted: 10/30/2014

MADISON - Democrat Mary Burke is back on the campaign trail on the heels of a poll showing her trailing Republican Gov. Scott Walker by 7 points.

Burke was scheduled to campaign Thursday in Port Washington. Walker is starting his day in the Wausau area, then going east to Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Sen. Ron Johnson was campaigning with Walker.

+ Read More
Wisconsin GAB predicts 2.5 million to vote in 2014 election Submitted: 10/30/2014

Play Video

MADISON - Wisconsin election officials are predicting a little more than half of the state's voting-age population will go to the polls next week.

The Government Accountability Board officials said Thursday it expects about 2.5 million people will vote Tuesday. That's about 56.5 percent of the 4.3 million people in Wisconsin old enough to vote.

GAB officials say the turnout should be similar to the 2012 gubernatorial recall election, which saw about 57.8 percent of the voting-age population go to the polls. The 2012 presidential election, by contrast, saw 70 percent turnout.

+ Read More
Halloween can be more than just trick-or-treatingSubmitted: 10/30/2014

Play Video

MINOCQUA - Retailers could set records this year for the highest Halloween sales. Most of that money is going towards candy and children's costumes.

But Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. Many adults are throwing Halloween parties to celebrate.

+ Read More
Wisconsin Rapids man gets life in 2008 homicideSubmitted: 10/30/2014

Play Video

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - A 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of killing his daughter's ex-boyfriend.

Jurors deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before finding Joseph Reinwand guilty of first-degree intentional homicide.

Wood County Judge Greg Potter sentenced Reinwand to life in prison with no eligibility for extended supervision.

Reinwand was charged in the 2008 shooting death of 35-year-old Dale Meister.

+ Read More
Community rallies to help one of its ownSubmitted: 10/30/2014

Play Video

CRANDON - Kim Teschner looks like a healthy 28-year-old, but the mother of two from Crandon had the scare of her life this past July.

"It slowly started from my face and then just travelled down the whole right side of my body," Teschner explained.

Teschner became numb. She couldn't walk by the time she got to the emergency room.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here