Meet Shawn Blaschka, Wausau Ghost Hunter

Shawn Blaschka (pictured third from right, along with his team at Fond du lac’s Retlaw Hotel) has been with the Wausau Paranormal Research Society for over two decades.   By Northwoods News Staff Shawn Blaschka, founder and director of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society (WPRS), doesn’t rent out headspace to nonbelievers. “I don’t let that…

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Spreading Their Wings: Monarch Butterflies in the Northwoods

By K. Woodzick, Editor Kerry Bloedorn, Director at the Pioneer Park Historical Complex, has been rearing Monarch butterflies in the Northwoods for several years. The Monarch enclosure is located just inside the main entrance of the Pioneer Park Historical Complex. At its busiest, the enclosure is home to 40 Monarch caterpillars. A bottle of milkweed…

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2021 Wisconsin Water Week: Navigating in Turbulent Times

Information provided by the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership For over thirty years, the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention has been an annual gathering of lake and river lovers of all stripes: Lake and River Stewards, Lake Leaders, Lake and River Professionals, and members of the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership. Meeting together to share research, management options, and…

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Johnson Controls to Pay Peshtigo Residents $17.5M to Settle PFAS Lawsuit

By Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal Johnson Controls has agreed to pay $17.5 million to Peshtigo area residents whose water was contaminated by “forever chemicals” from a manufacturing plant in Marinette. The agreement announced Thursday is part of a settlement in a 2018 class action lawsuit against the company’s Tyco Fire Products subsidiary and is…

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