RHINELANDER - Progressives in the Northwoods rallied Thursday night to support Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference and President Trump.
As dusk fell, they gathered in downtown Rhinelander with signs and chants.
The rally was one of hundreds across the country termed "Nobody is Above the Law." They were organized after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and named Matt Whitaker the Acting Attorney General.
"We think this is a constitutional crisis. We've been waiting for this moment, because our president has been threatening to do something like this for a long time. We're very concerned that the president, who is the subject of the investigation, is trying to control, or limit, or even shut down the investigation. That's not appropriate. That's not what you have in a democracy," said Alan Reder, who came from Elcho for the protest.
"Regular Americans want to know that our government is still of the people, by the people, and for the people, and that we're still an American country," said Lake Tomahawk's Catherine Parker.
The rally was organized by the Northwoods Progressives group. More than 50 people came together in Rhinelander with fewer than 24 hours' notice.
"It's very heartening to see that people come out, that people are concerned here," Reder said.
BOULDER JUNCTION - Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce members are looking to bring more visitors to the area.
One way they plan to do this is by adding more outdoor events like the Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon.
Saturday, they held their second annual triathlon headquartered at Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
People from all over the country cross country skied, snowshoed, and fatbiked.
"With the triathlons we have found that we're reaching a new market that hasn't been to Boulder Junction before and we got a lot of new faces," said Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Theresa Smith.
EAGLE RIVER, WISCONSIN - People from around the United States visited Eagle River to drive as fast as they could through icy courses during the second annual Subaru Winter Experience. Most of them were here for fun, but one driver meant business.
Keanna Erickson-Chang doesn't have the bravado you'd expect in a race car driver.
"Typically I'm pretty calm, in the car and out," said Erickson-Chang.
She had no interest in racing cars growing up, she just took winter driving classes to be safer on the roads.
"But once I learned all the techniques in sliding the car," said Erickson-Chang. "I started having more fun and it snowballed from there."
Erickson-Chang has raced for four years. Saturday she took a pause to hone her skills on Dollar Lake at the second annual Subaru Winter Experience in Eagle River. She normally competes on gravel, but she used the ice instead for a chance to practice at slower speeds.
"We have to be early, because with the low grip it takes so long for everything to happen so patience is a key value out here," said Erickson-Chang.
All sorts of animals are affected by icy conditions. Some Northern Wisconsin owls dive INTO the snow to hunt small rodents. But recent freezing rain has formed an ice crust that owls can't break through. That means owls are beginning to starve.
Amanda Schirmer has been working at the Northwoods Wilderness Center for the past four years. She says that owls may hang around birdfeeders to prey on smaller birds. They may also be seen near roads.
A snowmobile rider was injured after colliding with a garbage truck Friday morning in Saint Germain. The crash happened at the intersection of STH 155 and Birchwood Dr. around 10:30 a.m. according to a press release from the Vilas County Sheriff's Office.
Responding officers say the snowmobile was travelling eastbound on a trail. When the snowmobile driver attempted to cross STH 155, they failed to yield to the garbage truck as it was traveling northbound and ultimately struck the driver's side of the truck.
Witnesses on the scene told officers the garbage truck didn't stop and it didn't seem like the driver knew the snowmobile struck it.
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