Snowmobile Derby Celebrates 60th Annual Race

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent In 1964, Eagle River was a little summer resort town with few winter tourists and the sight of a snowmobile was a rarity. Today, Eagle River is the Snowmobile Capital of the World® welcoming about 40,000 visitors each year to the World Champion Derby Complex (WCDC). This year marks the 60th…

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Eight Area School Bands to March in Tournament of Roses Parade

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent Updated 1/2/2023 – If you missed the Parade, watch it online now. The Parade begins at 11:24.   For the eight area high schools marching in the 134th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, 2023, it has been a season of firsts. Nine band directors and coaches plus 394 students…

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2022 Haunted Houses and Frightfully Fun Happenings

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   The Northwoods has its share of odd, haunted and creepy happenings. From the ancient Anishinaabe specter of winter starvation and greed, the Windigo, creepy cryptids of lumberjack lore, herds of “ghost” albino deer, abandoned haunted mansions, ghosts of gangster raids, local paranormal investigators, UFO sightings and encounters, to the…

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Trick-or-Treating 2022

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   We’ve checked every cobweb, frighteningly freaky corner and coffin to bring you this list of free, public Halloween parties and trick-or-treating events for children. Residential trick-or-treating in most locations is on Monday, October 31st starting at 4:00 pm, although some locations start as early as Friday, October 28th.  WJFW-TV…

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Celebrate the 4th Up North

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff July 4th is just around the corner, and that means the Northwoods is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day! Our staff has compiled a list of all the festivities taking place in the Northwoods this Independence Day weekend. We wish you a fun and safe holiday. Send us your best…

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Sorgel Fine Arts Gallery Open in Three Lakes

Submitted by Collette and David Sorgel Collette and David Sorgel recently were excited to bring their passion for art to the area and share it with others by opening the art gallery. Collette Sorgel, who has been President of Three Lakes Center for the Arts for the last few years, understands the retail art trends…

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Hodag Heritage Days Kicks Off May 16th

It’s time for the area’s favorite new event: The 2nd Annual Hodag Heritage Days! The event will run from Monday, May 16th through Saturday, May 21st. The week will feature art contests, scavenger hunts, hodag decorations and swag of all kinds, hodag heritage videos, promoted citywide hodag retail items/foods/beverages, ending with a HUGE day at…

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Welcome Fall – and Our Showcase of Spooky Sites

By Kim Swisher, Publisher The changing of seasons brings hues of yellow, orange and red – and the reminder of why we love the Northwoods so much! We’ve experienced glorious colors and warmer than usual temperatures this season. We’re at, or very close, to peak colors. View the Fall Color Reports here. It’s truly a…

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