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Police begin OWI crackdown statewide

In an effort to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents and fatalities, police all over the State of Wisconsin are making a renewed focus over the next weeks to crack down on drunk driving. From the Wausau Daily Herald: There were 238 people killed and 3,793 people injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2009 in […]

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Re-Branding Marathon County

What do you think of when someone mentions Marathon County? To most people the first thing that comes to mind is agriculture and a population that contains more cows than people. But now the largest county and situated geographically smack dab in the middle of the state is undergoing a re-branding process. According to a […]

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Dragonflies take a bite out of mosquitos

This summer’s heavy, wet weather has been a boon to the the mosquito population. The ‘state bird’ can be found everywhere in great numbers. But swarms of dragonflies are now on the offensive to keep the mosquito population in check. From the Sheboygan Press: “Dragonflies are great, that’s what’s eating the mosquitoes,” said Rebecca Clarke, […]

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Northwoods cabin features contemporary design

Jay DeWitt wanted a rustic timber frame cabin on his parcel of land on Sand Lake near Cumberland, WI. But what evolved during the design process was not a rustic northwoods getaway, but a modernist dwelling with a warm and inviting feeling. The modernist cedar-and-glass structure on Sand Lake near Cumberland boasts a metal barrel […]

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Getting on the bus for Virginia

Three buses loaded with 121 Scouts and adult leaders left the Samoset Council Service Center this morning on their 16 day adventure at the National Scout Jamboree. The Jamboree, held at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia is a quadrennial gathering of Scouts from around the Nation. Approximately 35,000 Scouts are expected to attend this year’s […]

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Filling in the Gaps

Wisconsin Public Radio is in the process of adding a new transmitter site to their stable of Ideas Network stations. WUWS in Ashland will replace the current low power 26 watt Ideas Network station broadcasting at 102.9 FM. The new station will have a 23,000 watt transmitter that will broadcast at 90.9 FM. According to […]

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