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Dec. 5, 2019 -  Two Strategies, One Goal: Bringing Back Walleye Waters in the Northwoods - Florence County WDNR fisheries biologist, Greg Matzke's approach to improving the walleye fishery in several lakes is discussed in the 2nd half of this article - content shared here. For the full article go to
Nov. 15, 2019 -  10th Annual Christmas in Florence - It’s time for the 10th Annual Christmas in Florence event on Saturday, December 7th from 10am – 3pm at the Florence County High School. Support your local crafters, entrepreneurs and non-profit groups by shopping for unique hand-made gifts, food items, crafts and other home-based specialty items from over 90 vendors in the gymnasium and main hallway. You’ll find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for people on your list. Get in the Christmas spirit by taking a break in the auditorium to enjoy a variety of free Christmas performances including music, dance and drama. This event is free and there are many door prizes to win.
Nov. 13, 2019 -  Florence County: Wisconsin's First Second Amendment Sanctuary County - Florence County on Tuesday become the first in Wisconsin to designate itself as a “Second Amendment sanctuary,” taking a strong stance against any potential state gun control legislation.
Oct. 14, 2019 -  Free Business Webinar for Google Business Help - Attend or Sign up for a Free Get Your Business Found on Google Search and Maps event on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 am CT in Bay College West, Room WC 244 at 2801 North US 2 in Iron Mountain.
Sep. 17, 2019 -  Vendors Wanted for 10th Annual Christmas in Florence - The Florence County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting arts, crafts and product vendor applications for the 10th Annual Christmas in Florence event on Saturday, December 7th from 10am until 3pm. The event will be held at the Florence High School. Register soon, the 120 spaces go fast. Go to events at and click on the Christmas in Florence Event listing to print off a vendor form. Preregistration deadline is November 22th. For questions contact Rick at 715-528-5999 Monday – Friday from 7am – 4pm.
Aug. 21, 2019 -  Tourism Helps Promote Fun on the Wild Rivers with Grant - FLORENCE, Wis. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Florence County Economic Development is inviting visitors to experience Northern Wisconsin’s Wild Rivers – the Pine and Popple Rivers – thanks to a $3,800 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The grant helps fund the creation and promotion of easy-to-follow itineraries for travelers to the Wild Rivers. The campaign is set to run through October.
July 25, 2019 -  Please comment on WDNR Wild River Master Plan - Let your voice be heard! Anyone who loves tubing the Oxbow, fishing or camping at the Pine River Flowage, healthy forest management and green energy, we need your help!!! Please comment online or attend a public open house next Tuesday, July 30th from 5pm -7pm at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center lower level conference room at 5628 Forestry Drive, Florence, WI
July 15, 2019 -  Badwater Bass Tourney Winners - “Flippin’ Fools” from Marinette, WI was the winning team at the July 13th Badwater Bass Tourney on the Twin Falls Flowage in Florence, WI. Alan Baxter and Tony Marcusen registered 6 bass weighing a total of 14.95 lbs. They received a cash prize of $1,688. The largest single bass, a large mouth weighing 3.75 lbs, was caught by Kent Hultstrand from Iron Mountain, MI and netted by nephew Jacob Smith from Florence, WI.

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