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31 Mar News

Senator Baldwin to Stop at NTC, Bull Falls Brewery

US Senator Tammy Baldwin will be making several stops in the Northwoods this afternoon, taking tours and discussing issues at two facilities. Senator Baldwin’s first planned stop will be at North Central Technical College, where she’ll met with faculty and students. Following a tour of the school’s manufacturing program, she’ll discuss efforts to make higher ...

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31 Mar News

February Unemployment Estimates up in Northwoods

Like the previous unemployment estimates, rates in the northwoods rose once again in February. The Department of Workforce Development once again released their monthly estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the rate increased from January to February in 2/3 of the counties leaving the statewide estimate at 5.5% Counties in this area followed ...

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31 Mar News

Watch for Final Four Ticket Scams

  Anyone planning on going to Indianapolis to root on the Badgers should make sure their Final Four tickets are real. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is reminding fans that scammers are willing to take advantage of the March Madness excitement. Assistant Deputy Secretary Sandy Chalmers says, “Demand for Final Four ...

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31 Mar News

Road Construction Worker Injured in Accident

A construction worker was injured in an accident while working on a road project near Wausau. That incident happened yesterday afternoon as crews worked on a portion of Highway 29 at the Wisconsin River in Rothschild. Police said that the 53 year old was pinned by a beam which fell at around 1:30. Officials say ...

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31 Mar News

Tomahawk Police Report

Tomahawk Police were alerted to the possible identity theft of a Tomahawk resident. The discovery was made by the individual’s tax preparer. At this time the person only wanted the incident on file. An officer made a traffic stop for speeding, the k9 had a positive hit. The driver will be cited for possession of ...

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31 Mar News

Storage Shed Fire at Merrill Church

A weekend fire in Merrill caused several thousand dollars in damages. Merrill Fire crews were dispatched to St. Francis Church on 10th street for a fire to a storage shed on the property. They arrived to find the structure burned over night and was still smoldering. Firefighters extinguished any remaining hotspots. The only items remaining ...

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30 Mar News

Sunday’s Icy Roads Lead to Vehicle Slide Offs in Lincoln County

Yesterday’s wintery mix of precipitation created some slippery road conditions across the northwoods. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s department says that rain began to fall in the 8:00 hour yesterday morning and within minutes ice began forming on area roadways. In less than an hour deputies tended to three separate vehicle rollovers. Officials say there were ...

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30 Mar News

Five Arrested in Oneida County Drug Sting

Late last week five Oneida County residents were arrested as part of a joint drug investigation, two have court appearances scheduled today. The Oneida County Sheriff’s office announced the execution of a state search warrant at a city of Rhinelander home. The investigation was into the use, manufacturing and delivery of controlled substances, specifically methamphetamine. ...

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30 Mar News

With Spring Break, Watch for ‘Grandma Scam’

With many students on spring break this week, law enforcement officials are reminding residents of a common scam attempt at this time of year. In this scam, a thief contacts a grand parent while posing as a child or young adult. The scammer claims they went on vacation for spring break and due to some ...

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30 Mar News

Merrill School District ‘Great Speaker Series’

The Merrill School District will once again present their Great Speaker forum today for students. The Forum has welcomed an annual speaker since the program was created in 1978. The speakers have a wide range of focus such as self-esteem, goal achievement, patriotism or coping with problems such as drug abuse and teen pregnancy. This ...

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