RHINELANDER - You can try food from across the world without leaving the Northwoods.
The Top of the Hill Dining Room is open again until the end of March.
The Top of the Hill Dining Room is a unique restaurant that offers a different menu each day.
The restaurant is run by Nicolet college students.
"Most restaurants have a set menu and the top of the hill dining room offers a variety of menus from across the world," said Jake Haag, a student-chef.
Each student designs a menu based on a cuisine they chose to study.
The students then put together a theme to go along with that menu.
This gives the students real world experience.
"It's real time, real life. I think the students learn so much from that. There's deadlines, there's time crunch, there's stress, there's noise in the kitchen and it's hot. It's very realistic," said Kevin Brown, the Chef Instructor.
The restaurant is located at the Northwoods Center at Nicolet college.
Lunch is served Monday through Thursday from 11 to 12:15.
HAYWARD - Trail conditions for this year's American Birkebeiner race will be just about perfect.
Executive Director Ben Popp said there's about a six inch base, three inches of snow on top, and more snow on the way in the Hayward area.
"The energy right now is just unreal. You can feel it here in Hayward and Cable and certainly around the world. Now with a gold medal, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall, brings more excitement to not only this event, but the sport. So it's a really great time to be a cross country skier," said Popp.
NORTHWOODS - Lakes and nature bring people from all over the country to the Northwoods during the summer. Those same attractions get some people to stay here. Home sales and home prices in the Northwoods went up in 2017.
The Wisconsin Realtors Association reports about 1,300 more homes sold last year than in 2016 in Wisconsin. A local broker saw the increase firsthand.
"The markets that are going crazy right now are premium homes. The Minocqua chain is red hot, the Eagle River chain is pretty hot the Three Lakes chain is pretty hot and there are some chains of lakes that are less hot," said Coldwell Banker broker Jim Mulleady.
MILWAUKEE - A Wausau-based company that makes architectural metal finishing took home a big honor Thursday night. Linetec won the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce's Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Large Company category.
The annual awards program celebrates Wisconsin companies that are well respected, serve their communities, and make Wisconsin "a better place to live, work, and play", according to a press release from the WMC.
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