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30 Jan News

Rep. Czaja Applauds Governor’s Rural Support Proposals

Our area representative to the state assembly applauded the Governor’s initiatives targeting the state’s rural areas. Governor Scott Walker unveiled those ideas as part of his “Grow the Economy in Rural Wisconsin” priority agenda that will be included in his upcoming budget. Those topics included broadband expansion, workforce training and assistance for rural schools. Representative ...

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30 Jan News

Radon Action Month Winds Down

With January wrapping up, a variety of groups are making one last reminder in a month dedicated to Radon Awareness. January is National Radon Action Month. The colorless, odorless and tasteless gas and has been singled out as the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers with an estimated 20,000 deaths each year nationally. Marta ...

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30 Jan News

Giant Snowman Returns to Minocqua

A giant snowman has returned to Minocqua and has people stopping to see ‘Snowmy Kromer.’ The 30 foot tall snowman is a Minocqua tradition dating back to the 60′s, and got its name from the over-sized Stormy Kromer style hat. Unfortunately last year, the sculpture wasn’t built for a variety of reasons. But many people ...

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30 Jan News

Area Unemployment for December 2014

Area counties followed a statewide trend, closing out the year with increased unemployment rates in December. The Department of Workforce Development released those estimates earlier this week, which showed 69 of 72 counties either staying the same or increasing. That left the statewide rate at 5.0%. In the press release, officials noted that the December ...

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30 Jan News

Area Reservoirs in Winter Drawdown

While the area reservoir system is frozen on top, there has been some change to the levels underneath. In fact, according to the Wisconsin Valley Improvement, the reservoirs have been slowly but steadily declining over the winter months. Lake Nokomis is currently just under four feet down. That’s two and a half feet lower than ...

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30 Jan News

Tomahawk Police Report

In the city of Tomahawk police report, an officer responded to a residence after repeated calls regarding the resident’s dog. With previous warnings, the owner was cited for the animal running at large and also warned for dog licensing. Officers responded to a report of a gas smell on the city’s west side. When the ...

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29 Jan News

Little Rice FD Treasurer Reaches Plea Deal

A plea deal was reached yesterday for the former Little Rice Fire Department treasurer, accused of theft. Records show Ragina Reimert was in Oneida County Court yesterday where she pleaded no contest to theft of less $2,500. In exchange, the more serious charge of misconduct in public office was dismissed. Reimert was accused of transferring ...

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29 Jan News

Natural Resources Board Gives Added Tools for Ceded Territory Walleye Bag Limits

The Natural Resources Board has given some additional tools to the DNR that will provide flexibility for alternatives to walleye bag limits in the ceded territory. Each spring the DNR issues new walleye bag limits for the various lakes in Northern Wisconsin. The scope statement, approved yesterday, provides the department with the option of using ...

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29 Jan News

Central Intermediate Closets to Cash Collection for Frederick Place

Students in the Rhinelander School district continue to team with the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing. This week the students at Central Intermediate School are participating in Random Acts of Kindness Week. Throughout the week the school has also partnered with NATH and their ‘Closets to Cash’ campaign. They’re collecting donations of old and used ...

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29 Jan News

US Rep. Duffy Holding Town Hall Meetings in Rhinelander, Merrill

Elected officials continue to tour the northwoods holding listening sessions. This week it’s US Representative Sean Duffy’s turn. The Republican was elected to his third term in Washington back in November. He represents Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, which covers much of the central and northern parts of the state, including Oneida, Lincoln, Vilas, Florence and ...

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