IN OTHER NEWS
- RHINELANDER "Imagine the color of your skin bothering somebody, so much, so much that they have to do that to you," said Rhinelander High School graduate Katera Hoskins. Recent Rhinelander High School Graduate as a minority she bares a weight on her shoulders that her peers might not quite understand Katera Hoskins, 18 has lived in the Northwoods her entire life, but "I think that its worse than it should be," said Hoskins. On June 1, Hoskins was walking into her apartment on Monday wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt when she heard a man yelling. Hoskins took to snapchat minutes after the incident, describing what happened next.
- "New year, 2020, a new decade, what could possibly go wrong?" wondered James Aldridge, a traveling CNA who works in Rhinelander. CRANDON The answer was his car, which broke down on the way into Crandon from his hometown of Philadelphia. "Unfortunately, it was the wiring," Aldridge said. "It was the electrical system." But when four wheels fail, there's always two. "Obviously, you can see that it doesn't require gas," Aldridge said of his bicycle. "So I could save money on gas and I would have enough to buy my car at the end of the summer."
- A Rainbow Pride Flag will fly at the State Capitol Building in Madison for the month of June. MADISON Gov. Tony Evers ordered the flag be flown over the East Wing of the capitol through June 30. The flag order is to recognize June as Pride Month.
- Today, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest opened picnic areas and beaches across most of the Forest as well as developed dispersed campsites. RHINELANDER In addition, restrooms and garbage receptacles will be available and fees will be charged at sites that are open and have full services. Please note that some developed dispersed campsites in the Lakewood-Laona Ranger District remain closed due the July 2019 blowdown. The Forest has two sites operated through a concessionaire permit that will also be opening. The Two Lakes Campground will be open on a first-come, first-serve basis starting today and resume reservations on Sunday, June 7. Group campsites at this facility will remain closed. The Lost Lake Cabins will open, and reservations will be honored. Visitors are encouraged to check their reservations and/or contact the concessionaire with questions. In addition, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is lifting the campfire ban in Langlade and Oconto counties following recent rain events and current conditions. The Forest will continue to monitor the fire danger in the July 2019 blowdown area and reassess restrictions as necessary.
- Up North Beerfest and the National Championship Musky Open Tournament have both been postponed until the summer of 2021 due to concerns of the spread of COVID-19. EAGLE RIVER
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin jointly made the decision to delay the annual fishing tournament.
The Chamber made the difficult decision to postpone the beer festival.
Up North Beerfest will return June 11-12, 2021. The Musky Open will next be held August 20-22, 2021.
- Organizers of the World Dairy Expo in Madison have canceled this year's event because of the coronavirus pandemic. MADISON
It's the first time the annual trade show has been canceled in its 53-year history.
Event organizers said they made the decision Thursday because of COVID-19 travel restrictions and health orders issued by the City of Madison and Dane County.
The event described as the Super Bowl of dairy attracts tens of thousands of people from around the world.
In 2019, the event attracted more than 62,000 people from nearly 100 countries.
Organizers say the event will return in the fall of 2021.
But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports there are no plans to reschedule for this year.
- Marchers and a caravan of cars moved slowly into a western Milwaukee suburb Thursday night, but stopped short of a major mall where police were waiting. MILWAUKEE