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Local features from the Northwoods of Wisconsin. As reported by WXPR 91.7. Catch the entire archive in addition to daily news stories at https://www.wxpr.org/topic/local-features

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Local features from the Northwoods of Wisconsin. As reported by WXPR 91.7. Catch the entire archive in addition to daily news stories at https://www.wxpr.org/topic/local-features

    We Live Up Here: Copper Peak Ski Jump

    We Live Up Here: Copper Peak Ski Jump

    Our We Live Up Here series continues with a visit with John Kusz, the only current Ironwood resident who launched off Copper Peak, the highest artificial ski jump in the world.

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    Glaciers Don’t Lie: Climate Change And Our Visit To A Shrinking New Zealand Glacier

    Glaciers Don’t Lie: Climate Change And Our Visit To A Shrinking New Zealand Glacier

    Note: WXPR’s Ben Meyer celebrated his honeymoon in New Zealand this month with his wife, Erika. This week’s edition of The Stream is inspired by their visit to one of New Zealand’s mountain glaciers. Every day the weather cooperates, a helicopter delivers hikers onto Fox Glacier in the mountains of New Zealand’s South Island. Guides lead groups wearing boots and crampons across the ice sheet, which sparkles white on the surface and bright blue in its many crevasses and ice arches. A hike on the

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    Ice Fishing in the Northwoods

    Ice Fishing in the Northwoods

    Ice fishing is hardly controversial today, but in decades past there was a real question about whether it should even be allowed in the Northwoods. Here’s Gary Entz with this week’s Northwoods Moment in History.

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    Local League Mobilizes Voters

    Local League Mobilizes Voters

    Today is the day to cast your vote for the District 7 Representative in Congress, Justice of the Supreme Court and a variety of other local elections. While today might be the first and last time you ponder this election, the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) has been working tirelessly over the past several months to ensure local citizens were registered in preparation for today’s election. At a League event at Nicolet College on Jan. 29, volunteer and advocate Debra Durchslag

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    Masked Biologist: Getting a Jump on Spring

    Masked Biologist: Getting a Jump on Spring

    No doubt we are in the middle of winter here in the Northwoods. At the same time, though, wildlife is looking forward to spring, and we can do some advance work to prepare for its arrival. The Masked Biologist shares some timely reminders in this week’s Wildlife Matters.

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    Wisconsin Ranks First In Environmental Protection Funding Cuts From 2008 To 2018

    Wisconsin Ranks First In Environmental Protection Funding Cuts From 2008 To 2018

    Wisconsin is the home of its own conservation hall of fame, the home of the founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson, and the home of John Muir. It was the first state in America to ban DDT. “Wisconsin has had such a long tradition in the conservation area and protecting the environment,” said Susan Hedman, the former Great Lakes Region Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Hedman says Wisconsin used to a leader in the field. But now, it’s a leader in something else. Between 2008

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