IN OTHER NEWS
- With illegal drug use on the rise, used syringes will start to turn up in public places more often. MERRILL Merrill police want to remind everyone how to properly dispose of these dangerous needles.
- A volunteer survey of loons in Wisconsin shows the population is strong. ASHLAND The Wisconsin Loon Population Survey estimates the number of loons at 4,350, an increase of about 9 percent from 2010. The chick population is estimated at 834, an increase of nearly 38 percent.
- The recipe couldn't have been better for wildfires to form and spread quickly today. RHINELANDER
- Lakeland Union High School will accept a section of the "T-Bird Country" bridge. MINOCQUA The bridge will be replaced and taken down. Bob Metropulos wanted to save the bridge, so he went to the company that owns it and asked to buy it.
- As a kid, you probably didn't look forward to eating spinach. Maybe you still don't. EAGLE RIVER But some students are learning how to take locally grown produce and turn it into tasty snacks, including smoothies.
- With gusty winds and dry conditions, fire can spread quickly. Because of the danger, the DNR has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Northwoods until 7:00 p.m Monday. NORTHWOODS The warning covers Ashland, Iron, Price, Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Langlade, Forest, Florence, Oconto, Marinette, and Menominee counties.
- The Wisconsin Department of Tourism presented the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce with a $30,000 check Monday. TOMAHAWK It's a part of the department's Joint Effort Marketing grant, or JEM, which helps communities create brand strategies.