Oneida County Sheriff's Department

The Minocqua man arrested after the "Cold Justice" TV show team joined local investigators concerning a death 36 years ago has entered a not guilty plea.

69 year old Robin Mendez entered the plea Thursday in Oneida County Court. The investigative team from the  Oxygen Channel program was instrumental in the arrest. 

"Cold Justice" investigates cold cases across the U.S. and the program shows their methods of looking at evidence again to try to find the person responsible. Many of their cases are decades old, like the Minocqua homicide.

Walleyes On The Rebound In The Minocqua Chain?

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It may be too early for a clear answer, but it appears the walleye population in the Minocqua Chain of Lakes is on the rebound.

hat’s the message DNR region program manager Mike Vogelsang and Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow representative Gregg Walker gave the Minocqua town board this week.

Northwoods Transit Connections

The Northwoods Transit Connections will be debuting three new buses after getting approval for a loan and substantial contributions from local groups. Oneida and Vilas Counties Transit Commission chairperson Erv Teichmiller says they were approved for a short-term loan from People's Bank in Rhinelander...

"....all of the buses we have are old, have high mileage. For the most part over the course of their lifetime, from five to ten years have sat outside so they've suffered from the elements. They've also cost us a lot of expense in terms of repairs, breakdowns...."

Joint Base San Antonio

Earth Day is Sunday and so is the 8th Annual Sustainability Fair at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Coordinator Ann Munninghoff-Eshleman....

"..So what Earth Day is, is we're treating it like your annual check up for the Earth. You review the health of the Earth and try to see whether the treatment needs a little tweaking and what you can personally do as a Northwoods resident to change things and your personal treatment of the environment...."

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Folks who use the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will likely have to wait a little longer this year thanks to the heaping helpings of snow we still have.

The Forest office announced this week the opening of recreation trails and campgrounds will be delayed. Forest spokesperson Tim Vetter says the lingering winter is to blame...

Heck Capital Advisors

Last week  the Rhinelander City Council approved it, and Tuesday the Oneida County Board put its stamp of approval on it. The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport is jointly owned by both the city and the county.

The terminal building has been named for a man who brought the modern airport to Rhinelander: Robert Heck.

43 years ago, Heck began working with federal state and local officials to upgrade the service at the airport.

Oneida County Board chair David Hintz said it was Bob Heck's efforts that kept air service in Rhinelander...

Vilas County CDAC Asks For Lower Antlerless Kill

Apr 18, 2018

Recognizing the late April snow dumping has put added pressure on deer survival, the Vilas County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) voted last Monday to reduce its preliminary recommendation to harvest 1,000 antlerless deer down to 500 on a 4-2 vote.

BSA Samoset Council

Last weekend's blizzard dealt a blow to the charitable food collection by local boy scouts and they're hoping the public can still help out. Officials at The Boy Scouts of America Samoset Council in Weston say look for Trig's grocery bags or provide a box with items for the drive.

Spokesperson Leanna Holzem says the weather played havoc with the bad distribution last weekend. Scouts tried to drop off the bright yellow bags in neighborhoods in central and north central Wisconsin, but couldn't.


Record Store Day

Donate your used cds and vinyl to WXPR and then swap them out on April 21st!

EARTH DAY Eighth Annual Sustainability Fair

EARTH DAY Eighth Annual Sustainability Fair

Sunday, April 22 11am-3pm at Nicolet College Lakeside Center

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