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27 May News

Local Eating Assistance Product Receives Statewide Innovation Award

A Northwoods company has received a statewide recognition for a product allowing those with disabilities to more easily eat handheld foods. E-Z Eat Enterprises in Eagle River was one of nine Wisconsin companies receiving the Governor’s New Product award presented by the Wisconsin society of professional engineers. The design by Ron Smith helped his sister ...

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27 May News

Gov. Walker Ribbon Cutting at Merrill Airport

The Governor flew into the northwoods yesterday morning to dedicate improvements at a local airport. Representatives from the Merrill Airport Commission and local legislators flanked Gov Scott Walker as he cut the ribbon on the new terminal at the Merrill Airport. Yesterday’s event was strictly ceremonial as the construction was previously completed and the facility ...

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27 May News

22nd Main Street Memories Car Show in Tomahawk

Weather permitting, hundreds of classic cars will line the streets of downtown Tomahawk this weekend. The weekend of events culminates with the annual Main Street Memories Car Show on Sunday. This marks the 22nd year for the event. Organizers say that more than 300 classic and hot rod vehicles have already registered or anticipate registering ...

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27 May News

Drive Safely Over Busy Travel Weekend

With the first holiday weekend of the summer season, experts are anticipating busy roadways. Safety officials are encouraging travelers to do so safely. Triple A of Wisconsin anticipates that 750,000 travelers will hit Wisconsin roadways the next few days. Unfortunately last year, the DOT says that 13 people were killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes over ...

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27 May News

Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Texting and Driving Case

A Rib Lake woman who fatally struck a bicyclist last summer has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the case. 54 year old Lorie Ann Miller is charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Investigators say she was texting when she struck 52 year old Donna David in Rural Marathon County. David had ...

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27 May News

Tomahawk Police Report

  A business owner reported harassing and threatening text messages from a former employee. Officers spoke with the individual in question who was warned to stop the behavior. No further action was taken at the time. There were a pair of 2 vehicle accidents Tuesday. One on Hometown Drive, the other at 4th and Leather. ...

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26 May News

Ascension Health Care Integration Continues

As four Wisconsin Healthcare systems integrate their leadership plans become more clear. Over the past several years, Affinity, Columbia St. Mary’s, Wheaton Franciscan and Ministry Healthcare have all joined under the Ascension Wisconsin Umbrella. Ascension is a nationwide health system based in St. Louis. In a news release, officials say that they will transition to ...

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26 May News

Device Failure Led to Northcentral Health Care Lockdown

Officials now say it was an equipment failure that lead to a lock down at Northcentral Health Care earlier this month. That incident occurred back on May 12. That afternoon the campus in Wausau was first put on lock down, then evacuated. An alarm was triggered informing law enforcement of a gunman. After clearing the ...

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26 May News

Swearingen Seeks to Retain 34th Assembley Seat

The local fall races continue to shape up with another incumbent formally declaring. As expected Rob Swearingen has announced that he will seek to retain his seat. The republican is the current Assemblyman for the 34th district. He was first elected in 2012. The 34th district includes large portions of Oneida, Forest, Vilas and Florence ...

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26 May News

Natural Resources Board Sets Tag Recommendations for Deer Hunt

Yesterday the Natural Resources Board approved the antlerless tag recommendations for the upcoming fall hunt. The recommendations came for County Deer Advisory Councils, made up of local members in each individual county and based on a series of meetings this year. As we have mentioned, Oneida and Vilas Counties are among ten that are having ...

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