A Day in the Life of a Min-Aqua Bat

By Grace Fitzgerald, Vice President of the Min-Aqua Bats  On a typical morning in Minocqua, I get up around 9:30 and make myself a coffee and a small breakfast before heading to work at the Lakeside Grill on Lake Tomahawk. This is my second year working at Lakeside and I have had the best time working…

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Our Guide for Labor Day Weekend

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   Over 200 million Americans plan on grilling this weekend to celebrate Labor Day. According to a Budweiser study, 150 million Americans will eat hamburgers, while 109 million will munch on hot dogs. And nearly 100 million Americans will enjoy a frosty domestic beer. (Only 49 million will enjoy an…

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Second Annual Northwoods Film Festival: Celebrating Independent Filmmakers

By  K. Woodzick, Editor The Northwoods is a place that invites cinematic artistry. Films created here range from those shot by Bill Rebane at The Shooting Ranch in Gleason to Maria Bissell’s recently released How to Deter a Robber, which was filmed in Minocqua. Northern Wisconsin not only makes unique films; we celebrate them. The…

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The Shooting Ranch: Hollywood of the Northwoods

By  K. Woodzick, Editor Northern Wisconsin is not only a hub of outdoor recreation but it also holds the distinction of being the backdrop for films featuring alien invasions, ghosts, haunted pianos and monster trucks equipped with artificial intelligence. Yes, you read that correctly! Bill Rebane is the master of Northwoods cinema, having filmed 10…

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Copper Box: Celebrating Music All Over Wisconsin

By K. Woodzick, Editor Copper Box describes themselves as a Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues and jazz. Their fans, lovingly called “Boxers” are enjoying their summer shows throughout Wisconsin. Northwoods audiences can soon enjoy the magic of Copper Box overlooking the Wisconsin River. Music on the River…

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Paco Fralick Bringing Eclectic Sounds to The Warehouse

Compiled by the Northwoods News Staff Paco Fralick will be performing his original music at The Warehouse in Eagle River on Friday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm. Paco’s performance is part of the Ancestral Women Exhibit Performance. Hailing from the Northwoods of Wisconsin his Ojibwe ancestors have called home for millennia, singer and songwriter Paco…

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The Hodag Country Festival is Back!

Compiled by the Northwoods News Staff Mike Michalak, also known as Double-M, serves as the morning host of WHDG Hodag Country 97.3. He has enough memories about the Hodag Country Festival (HCF) to fill a book. In fact, you can look for the upcoming historic tome “Country in the Country-A Backstage Look At The Hodag…

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Celebrate the 4th Up North

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff July 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 red,…

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The Man, The Myth, The Musician of the Northwoods: Scott Kirby

By Casey Reeves, Northwoods News Digital Journalism Intern Recently, I had the chance to speak with the Northwoods’ very own Scott Kirby. Exploring his love of music since the age of 12, Kirby is now one of the most beloved musicians in the area. Playing around 200 shows a year, Kirby is quite the busy…

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