IN OTHER NEWS
- You won't find any pesticide sprays at one Antigo apple orchard, but you will find pigs. ANTIGO Grandview Orchard and Nursery Stock sits on the highest point in Langlade County. Lisa Rettinger bought the orchard two years ago with the plan to manage it naturally. She's still in the transition process of going organic, but she doesn't use chemical pesticides. Orchard pigs do some grazing and eat wind-fallen apples. Solo cups and milks gallons make for moth and maggot traps. Lisa does most of the work by herself every day; much of her work is observation of the orchard. "Going through the orchard, what is going on, monitoring pest traps, and looking at the leaves, looking at the whole orchard," says Lisa. Grandview's season will be done at the end of the month. You can find Lisa at the Wausau Indoor Farmers Market through the winter. Click below for more info.
- A horse in Marathon County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. MARATHON COUNTY The Marathon County Health Department sent out word of the positive test. The virus can be spread to humans, horses, birds and other animals during bites from infected mosquitoes.
- Chris Sandstrom knows that, like hockey, his task is all about precision. RHINELANDER "Trying to guess this doesn't work too well," said Sandstrom, kneeling on the ground at Rhinelander Ice Arena on Tuesday morning. Sandstrom and a small crew have spent the last two days carefully preparing every inch of the rink. "You can't make a mistake. If you make a mistake, it can't be redone," he said.
- The Prentice School Board approved a new policy for the district tonight. PRENTICE The goal of the policy is to keep the district's social media accounts focused on celebrating its successes, and to teach students appropriate social media behavior.
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem. MADISON The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect for the flag and veterans.
- Cross Country teams enter the postseason this weekend. Rhinelander runners are hoping to have their best race yet. RHINELANDER Their season has been leading up to this weekend's sectional meet in Waupaca. Rhinelander's top runner, Alayna Franson, knows what the state meet feels like and is hoping to get back there. As the cross country season comes to a close and the air gets cooler, the competition heats up. "I'm just hoping to stay with the front pack, get a good time, close to whoever is in the front," said Franson.
And for senior runner Alayna Franson, that means the battle to get to the state meet is on.
"I have really high hopes for myself, high goals, I want to make it to state hopefully place at state," said Franson.
- The leaders of Gov. Scott Walker's job creation agency met behind closed doors again to discuss contract negotiations with Foxconn Technology Group but didn't take any action. MADISON The electronics giant wants to build a flat-screen manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant. Walker signed a $3 billion incentives package for the company last month.