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23 Sep News

Fatal Crash on Hwy 70 in Minocqua

One person has died following a single vehicle accident in Oneida County last night. According to the Minocqua Police Department, the crash happened at just before 7pm on State Highway 70, just east of the Price County line. Investigators believe the driver lost control, crossed over the center line and struck several trees. They said ...

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23 Sep News

Oneida County Emus Afflicted with EEE

The Oneida County Health Department has confirmed that a pair of emus have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that generally afflicts horses but can be passed to other animals including birds and rarely humans. The virus is not transmitted from carriers without the mosquito. Transmission to humans is rare, ...

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23 Sep News

Minocqua Hosts 52nd Beef-O-Rama

Where’s the beef? This weekend the answer is certainly Minocqua. The community will be hosting its 52nd annual Beef O’Rama with events kicking off this evening with live music. Action really picks up tomorrow, and most of the events have a bovine theme. That includes the Rump Roast Run, the Calf Mile, and Prime Choice ...

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23 Sep News

North Zone Duck Season Opener

With the North Zone duck season opener this weekend, the DNR anticipates a strong season. Migratory game bird ecologist Taylor Finger says that a near record number of ducks were reported in the spring. That was coupled with average breeding conditions and a wet summer. Even with that positive outlook, Finger says local water levels ...

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23 Sep News

THS Student National Merit Scholarship Commended Student

Seniors across the country are being honored for their achievements in the classroom, including several right here in the Northwoods. The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced their Commended Students this week. Among the students receiving the honor are Lane Beaumier of Tomahawk High School. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more ...

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23 Sep News

Price County Mail Carrier Indicted for Mail Theft

A Price County woman is charged in federal court with stealing mail. Belinda J. Chizek of Prentice was indicted by a federal grand jury in Madison this week. Federal prosecutors say the 47 year old allegedly took money from an envelope on her mail route in Phillips. Prosecutors say Chizek was working as a contract ...

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22 Sep News

Caution on Roads and Waterways with Heavy Rains, Flooding

With heavy rains last night and additional rain in the forecast, agencies are calling for safety on road and waterways. The Department of Transportation issued a general statement yesterday urging drivers to use caution due to the risk of flash flooding, mud slides and washouts in north central and central Wisconsin. Motorists should avoid driving ...

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22 Sep News

Merrill Fire Dept. Receives National Safety Award

The Merrill Fire Department was recently presented with a national award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2015. The Department received a Life Safety Achievement Award from the National Association of State Fire Marshalls in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The Award recognizes fire departments for their fire prevention programs that have been proven ...

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22 Sep News

Oneida County Approves Borrowing Request for Former Printpack Building

The Oneida County Board has approved borrowing $15 million from the state to help with the purchase and renovation of the former Printpack building in Rhinelander. The Kemp Street facility will be used by Expera Specialty Solutions and their Rhinelander Coated Products division. Some previous discussions have estimated 20 to 40 new jobs created. The ...

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22 Sep News

DoT Holding Input Meeting on Hwy 45 Reconstruction Project

The Department of Transportation is holding a public input session in Vilas County on a Highway 45 project. The project will occur on Hwy 45 between Hwy 70 and Chain O Lakes Road in Eagle River. It is currently scheduled to begin in early 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to answer questions about ...

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