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31 Aug News

Northwoods Unemployment Rates Improve in July

  Northwoods communities saw their unemployment estimates drop last month following a state wide trend. The Department of Workforce Development recently released their July estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, those rates either improved or remained the same in each of the state’s 72 counties. Here in Lincoln County the improvement was minimal, ...

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31 Aug News

Rhinelander Parts Ways with City Administrator

Approaching one year on the job, the city of Rhinelander has chosen to go another direction with its city administrator position. The announcement of the termination of Kristina Aschenbrenner came via a news release yesterday. It follows a closed session performance evaluation by the city council at their meeting Monday evening. The vote by the ...

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31 Aug News

Chequamegon-Nicolet Timber Sales Exceed 100 Million Board Feet

By the end of next month, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest could surpass 100 million board feet of timber sold this fiscal year. According to a news release from the National Forest, they have already sold 96 million board feet and anticipated another 16 by September 30. It would be the first time since 2001 that ...

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31 Aug News

City of Tomahawk Begins Chip Sealing Work

  The City of Tomahawk is beginning a chip sealing project on some area roads, starting with Theiler Drive earlier this morning. Chip sealing projects in the area has grown in recent years, seen as a way to extend the life of pavement without a major replacement project. Chip sealing involves placing a thin layer ...

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31 Aug News

Lincoln County Sheriff Cautions Drivers of Back to School Traffic

Starting tomorrow, roads across the state will be a bit more crowded as kids head back to class with the first day of school. Lincoln County Sheriff Jeff Jaeger is cautioning motorists with the first day of classes and the need for vigilance on the roadways. He says motorists need to slow down, watch for ...

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30 Aug News

Single Unit Fire at Park Place Apartments in Merrill

A fire at a Merrill apartment complex was contained to a single unit. Crews were initially dispatched to the Park Place on Grand Avenue at shortly after 11am. Upon arrival, the Merrill fire department reported no flames or smoke showing from the building. The fire was confined to the kitchen area of a single apartment. ...

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30 Aug News

Second Person Dies in Marathon County Crash; Husband and Wife

A second person has now died as a result of a crash Sunday afternoon in Marathon County. The Sheriff’s Office has now identified the victims as a husband and wife. 88 year old Rudolph Schleif was driving on County Y when he collided with a vehicle traveling on County N. His wife, 87 year old ...

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30 Aug News

Lincoln County Environmental Health Awards

More than 20 Lincoln County restaurants qualified for environmental health awards from the Lincoln County Health Department. This is the third year for the awards which recognize the special effort of high and moderate complexity restaurants that serve food to the public. According to the health department, 90 restaurants were eligible. Of the 25 establishments ...

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30 Aug News

DoT Reminds Drivers of Late Summer Morning Fog

The Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to use caution driving at this time of year due to the increase of fog during the daily commute. According to the weekly DOT Newsline, the higher humidity levels and cool nighttime temperatures make ideal conditions for fog in the morning. They say turning your vehicle’s headlights on ...

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30 Aug News

Plea Hearing Scheduled for Tomahawk Gas Station Robbery

A plea deal is in the works for a Schofield man accused of robbing a Tomahawk gas station earlier this summer. Nathan Fisher is facing a single county of robbery with threat of force. The 26 year old was arrested in July, near Crossroads Mobil. Police say he allegedly entered the business and made off ...

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