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The lengths that diabetics go to get needed insulin is outlined in a new government report showing nearly a quarter of adults last year asked their doctor for cheaper medication.
Some Wisconsin schools are finding creative ways to get around a shortage of applicants for teaching and other school staff positions.
SPOONER– Spooner Police Department may have a reputation for posting some humorous videos and photos on its Facebook page (like K-9 Beau in front of a computer that says, “SMELLED DRUGS, TOLD THE GUY AT THE DUMB END OF THE LEASH…........... GOT MY KONG END OF REPORT. K9 BLEU), but the video …
BIRCHWOOD– Since the Educational Foundation of Birchwood’s conception in 2001, it has awarded approximately $750,000 in grants for projects, programs, and inspiring experiences at Birchwood School.
A troublesome bear last week made a nighttime visit to a campsite on one of the Apostle Islands, scratching at a tent and prompting the U.S. Park Service to close Outer Island to visitors until it has investigated the bear’s activities.
SPOONER– A “local” TV channel is something of a euphamism – or even a joke – in the region. For Washburn County, local usually means the Twin Cities, which can mean a dearth of Wisconsin news.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has requested a federal disaster declaration for 18 Wisconsin counties and two tribes for damage sustained from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in July. The request would provide federal disaster assistance to help local governments and electric cooperatives …
Planning has been underway for the 4th Annual WCEDC [Washburn County Economic Development Corporation] Award Banquet since before the 3rd one happened!
Work on rebuilding a northern Wisconsin marina that was destroyed by flooding three years ago is set to wrap up in the next couple weeks. Iron County expects to reopen its marina at Saxon Harbor by Labor Day weekend.
The Wausau School Board passed a resolution calling for lawmakers to ban Native American mascots at Wisconsin high schools.
SPOONER– Fifteen years ago the beautiful Spooner Veterans Memorial was dedicated to veterans with strong ties to Spooner. At that time, 3,409 veteran names were engraved on the six large granite stones. Since then 407 names have been added. The veterans names are added at no cost to the veteran.
An adult male was arrested in Illinois after an investigation into the whereabouts of a female juvenile was launched in Rusk County, according to a Rusk County Sheriff's Department press release.
MINONG– Three families were displaced and their belongings lost on Thursday, Aug. 16, when a fire destroyed a single-level four-plex of the Edgewater Apartments. Two of the families were home at the time and escaped without injuries. One apartment was vacant.
At a time when dairy farming across Wisconsin has endured economic stress, food producers are experiencing a period of strength, according to Steve Deller, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor in the Department of Agriculture & Applied Economics.
A handful of local sites are part of Snapshot Day, where volunteers and groups will help document aquatic invasive species (AIS) for a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources database.