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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Eagle River Must Wait Another Year for Ice Castle

By K. Woodzick (Photos by Dan Dumas) One of the most prominent winter attractions in Eagle River is the Ice Castle. Proudly standing as a centerpiece downtown, this frozen monument dazzles thousands of locals and tourists each year—weather permitting. On January 18th, the Eagle River Area Fire Department announced that the Ice Castle will not…

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Frozen Road Law Expands to Cover Northern Half of Wisconsin

By Merrill Foto News Effective Jan. 9, Wisconsin’s frozen road declaration was expanded to include regions designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zone 2. It means that effective Saturday, the frozen road law will apply to roughly the northern half of Wisconsin. The frozen road determination for the southern portion of the…

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Florence to Try Again on Referendum

By Marguerite Lanthier, Iron Mountain Daily News FLORENCE, Wis. – The Florence County School District will try again in April to gain voter approval on an operational referendum that failed in November after being in place since 2005. The Florence County School Board on Monday authorized placing the measure on the April 6 ballot. District…

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Aspirus Health Signs Agreement to Acquire Ascension Care Sites in North/Central Wisconsin

Joint Media Release by Aspirus Health and Ascension Wisconsin WAUSAU, Wisconsin – Aspirus Health and Ascension have signed an agreement to transfer from Ascension to Aspirus ownership of seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics, and air and ground medical transport services located in north and central Wisconsin. “Aspirus is committed to creating thriving, healthy rural communities,”…

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Oneida County Snowmobile Trails Will Not Open

Media Release from Oneida County Forestry Department  Upon further consideration and evaluation of trail conditions, the Oneida County Snowmobile Council has made the decision to keep the Oneida County Funded Snowmobile Trail System closed until further notice. The Oneida County snowmobile trails will not be opening at this time. The Oneida County Snowmobile Council apologizes…

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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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Gov. Evers Announces Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity Releases Report and Ten Action Recommendations

By the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity has released “Rural Voices for Prosperity: A Report of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity,” which calls for coordinated measures across state government to meet the needs of Wisconsin’s rural communities. The…

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