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01 Sep News

Tomahawk Woman Avoids Injury after Crash into Water

A Tomahawk woman was able to escape her vehicle after it wound up in an area waterway. A passerby observed the partially submerged vehicle off of Tannery Road in the Town of Bradley Friday morning. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the caller was unaware of whether the driver remained in the vehicle at the ...

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01 Sep News

Tomahawk Man Arrested Following Methamphetamine Investigation

A Tomahawk man was taken into custody following a multi-month investigation into drug distribution. Police executed a search warrant at a Tomahawk residence on Thursday. In the home, investigators say they seized multiple packages of methamphetamine, money and numerous paraphernalia items. As a result a 27 year old man was taken into custody and is ...

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01 Sep News

Shooting Incident Leads to Delay in Medford Football Game

A Medford man was taken into custody after his alleged actions caused a high school football crowd to evacuate for a short time. Medford police initially received a 911 call Saturday afternoon at around 3pm about shots being fired inside a home on Park Avenue. The department asked residents in the city to remain indoors ...

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01 Sep News

DNR Reminds Wild Ginseng Harvesters to Do So Legally

Today marks the start of the wild ginseng harvest in Wisconsin and DNR wardens are reminding everyone to do so legally. The wild ginseng season runs from September 1 to November 1 and requires a license to harvest. While most wild ginseng grows in the southwestern counties, wild ginseng can be found statewide. Wisconsin’s wild ...

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01 Sep News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report-September 1

A 45 year old Tomahawk woman was arrested early Friday morning on a criminal traffic charge. A cell 911 call at just after 1 AM reported a vehicle traveling south on Hwy 51 in the northbound lane near Tomahawk The vehicle was located and stopped near County Rd D. When the Deputy made contact with ...

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01 Sep News

Storms Lead to Early Morning Labor Day Electric Outages

Storms and high speed winds caused several power outages across the northwoods this morning, many of which have been restored. This included around 2,000 Wisconsin Public Service Customers overall. The largest outages were in the Summit Lake area in Northern Langlande County. In this area, Tomahawk has the largest reported outages with around 70 customers ...

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29 Aug News

Complaints of IRS Scam Calls Hit Northwoods

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office is warning northwoods residents of a phone scam purportedly from the IRS. People have been getting calls from scammers claiming they work for the IRS and are seeking payment. They also threaten the person with the possibility of arrest. The scammers may ask for a resident of the home by ...

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29 Aug News

Lincoln County Unemployment Up Slightly in July

Lincoln County was one of the few counties that saw an uptick in preliminary unemployment estimates in the month of July. The state Department of Workforce Development recently released the figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall the state showed a 0.2% decrease strengthened by an improvement in 63 of the state’s 72 counties. ...

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29 Aug News

Potatofest Returns to Rhinelander this Weekend

Potatoes will be on the menu for one northwoods community this weekend, as Rhinelander once again hosts their annual Potatofest. This is the second year for the event which honors and celebrates the strong history of potato agriculture and research in the Rhinelander area. Wisconsin currently ranks 3rd in the country in potato production. Tomorrow’s ...

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29 Aug News

Area Reservoir Levels-August 29

This summer has seen minimal fluctuation on the area reservoirs and that trend continues. After a draw down earlier this month, most reservoir levels have remained steady or even increased the past two weeks. According to date from the WVIC, the Rainbow and Willow have been fairly flat at 4.3 feet and 4 feet below ...

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