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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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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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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