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Rhinelander leaders weigh in on governor’s proposed marijuana reforms

Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday he will include proposals to legalize medical marijuana and suggest other marijuana reforms in his first state budget, set to be unveiled later this month. Under the proposal, it would be legal for a doctor to recommend the use of marijuana to alleviate symptoms of c


The History of the Rhinelander Brewing Co.

We've all heard of the Rhinelander Shorty, but how much do you really know about the origins of the Rhinelander Brewing Company?. Gary Entz has the story for this week's A Northwoods Moment in History.


Oneida Co. woman wins Badger 5 lottery

Arbor Vitae (WAOW) — An Arbor Vitae woman won $88,000 on the Badger 5 drawing Feb. 7. Officials say Sheri Blevins bought the ticket at the R-Store in Woodruff. The winning store gets a $1,760 incentive. The odds of winning the Badger 5 jackpot are 1 in 169,911.


Latest winter storm delivering snow, ice to southern Wisconsin on Wednesday. See what will fall and how long it will last

The latest in a series of winter storms that have pummeled southern Wisconsin will deliver snow and ice to the area on Wednesday, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for most of southern Wisconsin until 6 p.m., with southeast Wisconsin’s advisory e


Two Women dead in Oneida County Crash

ONEIDA CO. (WAOW)– The Oneida County Sheriffs Office is an investigating a two car crash that left two women dead Monday night. Captain Tyler Young with the Oneida Co. Sheriffs Office says the crash happened just before 5 p.m. when a car was traveling northbound in the southbound lane.


Update: Names Released In Fatal Oneida Co. Traffic Crash

Two women died in a crash Monday evening between Monico and Three Lakes. The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on highway 45 and Hiles Junction Road, between Monico and Three Lakes.


Northwoods celebration of winter – Yeti Fest

Something for everyone at the event held at Nicolet College. The community is invited for a celebration of all things winter at Yeti Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, on the Nicolet College Campus just south of Rhinelander.


Woodbury dentist allegedly sets fire to Wisconsin boathouse, leaves trail of bootprints

About two-and-a-half weeks ago, Wallace Cudd of rural New Richmond, Wisconsin was awakened in the wee hours of the morning by his wife, who informed him his boathouse was on fire.


What is Wisconsin's Wackiest Word?

(WFRV) - What is Wisconsin's wackiest word?. You have the chance to vote thanks to current Communication students at UW-Green Bay as part of their annual Comm Week. Cast your vote here. The winner will be announced at tommorow's Comm Week banquet.


Eagle River teen, Pepin County woman killed in two-car crash

A two-vehicle accident in the town of Piehl Tuesday claimed two lives. Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 4:49 p.m. reporting a two-car accident on US 45 near Hiles Junction Road. Initial investigation shows that a northbound van driven by Judie M. Miller, 53, of Arkansaw crossed


Wisconsin man gets prison time for meth charge

DELTA COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - A Wisconsin man involved in a Delta County drug bust was sentenced Tuesday in Delta County Circuit Court. Daniel Heinz, 31, received 18 months to 20 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver meth.


Wisconsin high school accused of holding a body shaming banquet

A Wisconsin high school is accused of conducting body shaming activities last March at a cheerleading banquet, during which a coach reportedly gave out Big Booty, Big Boobie and String Bean awards, according to a report in The New York Times.


Wisconsin roundup: Evers confirms intent to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana; more state news stories

-- Medicaid expansion report: Republicans like it, Dems don’t Republican lawmakers say a new think-tank report on Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin supports their argument against the idea.


Former Lincoln County sheriff passes away

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- Former Lincoln County Sheriff Ronald Kruger has passed away. He was 79 years old. According to a post on the sheriff's office's Facebook page, the retired sheriff was first appointed deputy sheriff in 1969.


Continued Snowfalls Starting To Damage Some Wisconsin Farms

Producers Worry About Weight Of Snow On High Tunnels, Old Buildings. A buildup of snow this winter is starting to damage some farm buildings across Wisconsin. Brian Holmes, a retired agricultural engineer for University of Wisconsin-Extension, said there's a simple reason why farm buildings are more


Police search for missing Plover teen

PLOVER - Police do not believe a missing teenager from Plover to be in any danger, but they are urging him to contact his parents. Jackson Kelly didn't show up for school yesterday morning. Plover police say he was last seen Sunday night at home, and have been asking for any information anyone has o


UPDATE: People involved in Lincoln Co. homicide investigation named

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) The husband and wife at the center of a homicide investigation in Lincoln County have been identified. Barbara Renken, 77, was found dead from a gunshot wound Thursday at a home on the 1500 block of Range Line Road in the town of Pine River. Her death is being investigated as a


Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he won’t seek to eliminate or phase out taxpayer-funded school vouchers in his first state budget proposal. Evers said Tuesday he will aim to provide “more accountability and transparency” within the state’s private school voucher programs. The new


Wisconsin Could Fight Pres. Trump's Emergency Declaration

WISCONSIN. (WFRV) - Attorney General Josh Kaul has spoken out against President Donald Trump’s proclamation on declaring a national emergency:. “President Trump’s emergency declaration is a blatant attempt to circumvent the system of checks and balances prescribed by the United States Constitution.


Music Line Up For Project North Coming March 22

An event designed to bring music and arts fans and those who believe in sustainability to Rhinelander this fall is beginning to coalesce. Project North is scheduled to run Thursday, September 26- Sunday, September 29 in downtown Rhinelander and will run at the same time as School of the Arts.