Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 4:35pm
One of the areas hardest hit by flooding in northern Wisconsin nearly two years ago has received stewardship funding to help rebuild. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has awarded Iron County a $1 million grant to repair damages at Saxon Harbor, says James Yach, the secretary’s northern region director.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 4:00pm
One year ago Tuesday, heavy rains flooded northern Wisconsin, leaving behind a wide band of devastation. The storm claimed several lives, washed out dozens of roads and caused $26 million in damage to public infrastructure. Some of the hardest hit areas are still recovering.
Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:40pm
After summer storms dampened revenues in parts of northern Wisconsin, tourism officials and business owners are waiting for northern Wisconsin to transform into a winter wonderland.
Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:00pm
The Wisconsin Department of Administration has made $2.35 million available for low- to moderate-income households through community development block grants in northern Wisconsin after flooding caused widespread damage in July.
Monday, September 19, 2016, 5:25pm
Gov. Scott Walker is asking USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue a disaster declaration for northern Wisconsin farmers who were affected by July storms and flooding.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 5:05pm
The National Park Service has once again spotted blue-green algae on the shores of Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands, but an ecologist says there's no evidence the blue-green algae was producing toxins.
Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:30pm
A wildlife biologist is predicting this year's wild rice crop will be well below average.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:40pm
Nearly two months have passed since a July storm caused severe flooding that gutted Saxon Harbor in Iron County, causing at least $10 million in damages. Residents are beginning to pick up the pieces and looking to what the future may hold for the harbor’s marina and campground.
Monday, August 29, 2016, 9:20pm
National Guard and county crews have been clearing trees and debris from Saxon Harbor since the July 11 storm sent Oronto Creek roaring through its marina and campground. Progress is slowly being made to clean up more than $10 million in damages.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 5:30pm
Eight counties and one tribe in northern Wisconsin can now access federal money to help pay for an estimated $25 million in flood damage to roads and public infrastructure after the July 11 storm.
Monday, August 8, 2016, 5:55pm
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa was one of the communities hit hardest by flooding from a July storm that soaked northern Wisconsin. Efforts are underway to repair homes and maintain the band's traditions. The tribe is working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Wisconsin...
Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:44am
In the next hour, we’ll hear from a candidate running for Iron County District Attorney. We’ll also get an update on progress to cleanup Ashland’s superfund site and the city’s plans to redevelop the waterfront. And, we’ll have the news of the week as covered by the Superior Bureau of WPR.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:10pm
The storm that tore through northern Wisconsin in early July has racked up an estimated $35 million in damages, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials.
Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00am
In the next hour, we’ll talk about how more frequent and intense rainfall in northern Wisconsin may play a role in plans to rebuild roads and infrastructure after this month’s flooding. And, we’ll look at how the Cable Community Farm is working to connect people to food and the community. Plus, we’ll talk about the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and what the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has been doing to mark the occasion.
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:35am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has arrived in northern Wisconsin to assess public damages that the federal government could pay to fix from flooding earlier this month.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:05am
Road repairs from July 11 flooding in northern Wisconsin may not be ready until late summer. Most impacted state highways have reopened after major flooding caused extensive damage July 11. But some of the worst hit might be closed for another month or more.
Monday, July 25, 2016, 8:20pm
Two weeks of severe weather haven't deterred tourists going to northwestern Wisconsin. Ashland Chamber of Commerce director Mary McPhetridge said a short period of confusion followed the flooding and subsequent road closures, but businesses are open.
Friday, July 22, 2016, 5:30pm
About a dozen officials from several state agencies met with town and county residents in Ashland Friday to hear what locals need as part of ongoing flood recovery efforts. Residents asked questions about road repairs, detours and financial assistance in what was one of three meetings in flood-hit...
Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00am
In the next hour, we’ll recap ongoing flood recovery efforts in northern Wisconsin this week. We’ll also hear views from law enforcement and activists on recent police killings and shootings. We’ll talk about what that feels like for officers and people of color. And, we’ll hear from candidates running for the Bayfield County District Attorney’s office. The election is August 9 th .
Thursday, July 21, 2016, 5:00pm
As many as 20,000 people were without power early Thursday in northern Wisconsin after a strong storm knocked down trees and damaged transmission lines. "We got clobbered," said Tom Toepfer, highway commissioner for Bayfield County, "At about 4 o'clock, we had 60-mph flat-line winds come through, so we've got an enormous amount of trees down."