- On Monday, a state-wide votes was held among by the Wisconsin DNR. The biggest question was if anglers and others who enjoy the outdoors would allow trolling of one line regardless of where they are in the state.
The answer was yes.
7,053 people in 72 counties voted ont he measure. State-wide more than 3600 people supported the idea. 2250 were against it.
Monday's Oneida County meeting was held in Rhinelander. It also passed by a 92-77 count.
Other counties supporting the trolling proposal include Lincoln, Florence, Price, and Marinette counties.
Vilas, Marathon, and Iron Counties were among 11 counties in the state rejecting it.
The measure still needs to be approved by the state legislature and signed by the Governor. The earliest state-wide trolling could go into effect would be in July of 2015.
Last year, a similar proposal which would have allowed up to three lines per angler was ultimately rejected.
To find both state and county results, click on the links below.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
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