ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Vilas County, WI

wxpr.org

Vilas County receives $5.4 million in grants to expand broadband

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission recently awarded $125 million in grants for broadband expansion projects. That includes $5.4 million spread across three projects in Vilas County. A $2.6 million grant will bring broadband to nearly 1,000 homes and businesses across Arbor Vitae, Cloverland, Conover and Lincoln. Another, for $1.9 million,...
VILAS COUNTY, WI
Picture for Vilas County receives $5.4 million in grants to expand broadband
TOP CITIES
LOCAL CHANNELS
WJFW-TV

Sheriff's office prepares for high call volume over holiday weekend amid high fuel costs

Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath is used to seeing heavy traffic in the Northwoods around this time of year. “This will be our busiest week, probably of the whole summer, in the next week or two," said Sheriff Fath. “Obviously there’s a lot of people in the county. A lot of tourists are here. A lot of people that have homes are staying here either longer or more frequently.”
VILAS COUNTY, WI
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
WJFW-TV

Golf Fundraiser Supports Local Scholarships

VILAS COUNTY, Wis. (WJFW)- On Sunday, a golf event was held at Trout Lake Golf Club. For most, it was a fun way to spend an afternoon. But for one family, it was a way to prove that something positive can still prevail from a tragedy. Golf, a fun sport...
VILAS COUNTY, WI
WJFW-TV

$5.4 million to go towards bringing broadband to local areas

VILAS COUNTY - Vilas County is bringing in almost $5 and half million for high speed broadband. The money was made available from three grants that the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation applied for. About $2 million will go to Presque Isle; about $2 and half million will go to...
VILAS COUNTY, WI
WSAW

Lac du Flambeau woman charged with fatal pedestrian crash

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (WSAW) - A 24-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman is charged with hit and run involving death after she struck a man with her SUV and killed him. Laurie Wildcat remains in the Vilas County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. She was formally charged Monday. Investigators said Wildcat was impaired at the time of the crash. A 31-year-old man died at the scene.
LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI
WSAW

1 dead, 1 arrested in Arbor Vitae pedestrian crash

Arbor Vitae, Wis. (WSAW) - The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash that fatally injured a pedestrian. It happened around 1 a.m. Thursday on Highway 51 near State Highway 70 East. That location is near Little Muskie Lake. Investigators said the driver of the vehicle was impaired...
ARBOR VITAE, WI
wxpr.org

Pedestrian killed, driver arrested in Arbor Vitae

Update: Police have released the names of those involved. A pedestrian died in Arbor Vitae after being hit early this morning. The driver has been arrested. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says they got a 9-1-1 call at 12:46 a.m. Thursday, reporting a vehicle had hit a pedestrian on Highway 51, north of Highway 70.
ARBOR VITAE, WI
95.5 FM WIFC

Tourism boosts Northwoods economy

MINOCQUA, WI (WSAU-WXPR) – Northwoods counties saw visitor spending increase by millions of dollars in 2021 from 2020. Several even beat 2019 which was a record setting year. Oneida and Vilas counties both fall into that category. In 2019, visitors spent more than $241 million in Oneida County. In...
MINOCQUA, WI
WJFW-TV

Severe weather expected in North Central Wisconsin

NORTHWOODS - Most of the Newswatch 12 viewing area can expect severe weather Wednesday afternoon, and a tornado watch is in effect for Vilas County and all counties south and west of Vilas County until 10:00 Wednesday night. 70MPH winds are expected as well as golf ball sized hail. Torrential rainfall and localized flash flooding will also be possible according to the National Weather Service. Tune in to Newswatch 12 for the latest storm information from our Weather Watch 12 team.
VILAS COUNTY, WI