Very High Fire Danger Across Most of Wisconsin

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to avoid burning due to very high fire danger across most of Wisconsin. Warm, dry and breezy conditions are expected again today, which makes burning of any kind extremely risky. Areas with VERY HIGH fire…

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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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Spring Elections in the Northwoods

Today, February 15th, is Spring elections in the Northwoods. We visited county websites to provide you with voting information, and here’s what we found: Forest County – http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/docs_by_cat_type.asp?doccatid=320&locid=145 Lincoln County – https://co.lincoln.wi.us/county-clerk/page/elections Oneida County – https://www.co.oneida.wi.us/government/election-information/ Price County – https://www.co.price.wi.us/317/Elections Vilas County – https://www.vilascountywi.gov/residents/elections/election_results.php#outer-1120sub-1179 If your county isn’t listed, we didn’t find any information. Visit…

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2022 Eagle River Ice Castle

The Eagle River Ice Castle returned this January for the first time since 2018.   Dan Dumas, our very own photographer and videographer, captured the building process and created this behind-the-scenes video showcasing the extraordinary effort that goes into building this masterpiece.   Are you wondering how the Ice Castle came to be?  The Eagle…

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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month If you’re not familiar with radon, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) states that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and describes it as, “a naturally occurring gas that is radioactive and can cause lung cancer.” What is Radon? “Radon is…

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Lunar Eclipse on November 18, 2021

Tomorrow night, we will welcome a full moon. If it’s clear, be sure to look up to see a Blood Moon lunar eclipse. The full moon will slip into the Earth’s shadow over the course of three and a half hours.   While we will not be experiencing a full lunar eclipse, the event is…

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Local Chambers Participate in Big Bundle Up

Many area chambers of commerce are participating in Travel Wisconsin’s Big Bundle Up. If you wish to donate new or gently used winter clothing (coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, etc.), contact your chamber for information. Antigo/Langlade County Chamber – https://www.antigochamber.com/ Florence County Chamber – https://www.florencecountychamber.org/ Forest County Chamber – https://www.visitforestcounty.com Mercer Chamber – https://mercercc.com/ Merrill Chamber…

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Businesses and Non-Profits – Don’t Miss Out: Grant Deadlines Loom for Venues, Sports Teams, Summer Camps and More

Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed last March, continue to funnel outward, making additional assistance available for Wisconsin communities and businesses struggling to recover from the pandemic. The following programs are accepting grant applications: Event Venue Assistance Grants:  Eligibility  This program is focused on event venues struggling due…

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Our Guide to Fall Fun

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff Fall is in the air and that means it is time to enjoy local cranberries, pumpkins, crisp apples and more! If you’re planning your weekend getaway to coincide with the changing leaves, make sure you bookmark the Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report to get the most up to date information…

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