A woman has died from a shooting incident in Crandon.

The Forest County Sheriff's Department reports a call at about 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at 200 East Cobb Boulevard in Crandon.

When law enforcement arrived, they found an unidentified 25 year old woman dead.

Three persons were taken into custody at the residence.

The Sheriff's Department reports they think the incident was isolated to the residence and there is no danger to the general public. The investigation is continuing..

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Oneida county is in the running to acquire two parcels in the town of Enterprise that officials say are rare high value parcels that could be prime recreation, forestry and public uses.

County Forest Director John Bilogan says the side-by-side properties owned by the Haug and Houle families are available to buy. Bilogan says the properties fit within the current county forest block about seven miles south of Rhinelander off Highway 17 near Johns Memorial Drive. Two lakes Bilogan describes as pristine, Gillette and Wickham are on the properties.


State realtors are seeing a bit of a flattening rate when it comes to home sales, but prices continue to inch up as inventories in urban areas are very tight. In rural areas like the Northwoods, more homes are available.

Wisconsin Realtors Association economist David Clark says sales statewide for May compared to last year saw an uptick. But for the first five months Clark says the rate of growth was leveling off....

LUHS Electors Approve Residential Lot Purchase

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MINOCQUA – The Lakeland Union High School campus grew a bit physically after electors Monday, June 19th approved the purchase of an adjacent residential lot with a single-family house for $134,500.

Subject to electors’ approval, the school board last month agreed to the land purchase.

Board members were swayed by arguments that the district needs it as a hedge against future needs, albeit they are unknown at this time. Among possible uses: varsity and co-curricular events, practice facilities, and event parking.


The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed a resolution favoring a non-partisan method of determining legislative districts.

That news follows an announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Wisconsin case this fall that the state's federal and state boundaries were unfairly drawn by majority Republicans. The Lincoln county board voted 17 to 4 to refer the anti gerrymandering resolution they passed in March to the Wisconsin Counties Association for consideration.

A Conversation About Palestine

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War and the Israeli occupation of

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Oneida county is making sure its name is in the mix when new state funding for faster internet is available.

The Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to state broadband funders saying the county is working hard to get more service to rural areas.

Dave Noel from the Oneida County Broadband Development Committee said current providers were not interested in expanding service four years ago. He says a local company, Northwoods Connect was interested and uses fixed wireless delivery.

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In 2015, groups met to see if there was a way to expand manufacturing into the former Printpak factory in Rhinelander. Over the months, a complex deal was worked out, enabling Oneida County to request $15 million dollars from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, with a local conduit then moving the money to Expera Specialty Solutions who operates a paper making facility in Rhinelander on Davenport Street.

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One of Wisconsin's plant invaders can give you a nasty burn and it's in its prime right now.

DNR Invasive plant coordinator Kelly Kearns talks about wild parsnip....

"...it will be in a rosette stage anywhere from one to several years. The flowering year, it sends up a flowering stalk usually in June at some point and it has a series of large yellow umbrella-shaped flowers a top. This plant can burn your skin. It has a chemical in it that interacts with your skin in the sunlight and cause burns...."


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A Conversation About Palestine

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War and the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Elaine Strite of Harshaw lived in the Middle East for 27 years and wore many hats: She lived in Egypt for fifteen years where she was an English teacher and founded an incoming generating project for women, Lebanon for two years, and ten years in Palestine. Last week, I sat down with Elaine to hear her thoughts on the occupation. She immediately cleared any confusion regarding her...

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