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02 Aug News

Deputies Names Released in Fatal Shooting

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has now released the names of the deputies involved in last week’s shooting incident in southern Lincoln County. Sheriff Jeff Jaeger says the two men are Sgt. Investigators Brian Kinglsey and Randy Ruleau II. The two have been with the Sheriff’s Office for 24 and 8 years respectively. Both men ...

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02 Aug News

T-Bird Country Bridge to be Removed Tonight

An iconic northwoods bridge is set to come down tonight. Crews are on the back end of a Highway 51 project south of Minocqua that has a new Bearskin Trail bridge. That new bridge has already been installed and is open. However, that means the former rail bridge must come down. Best known as the ...

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02 Aug News

Dr. Kate Museum receives Historical Marker

A celebrated figure in Northwoods medicine has been officially commemorated by the state. Over the weekend, organizers at the Dr. Kate museum in Woodruff unveiled an official new State Historical Marker outside the building. That marker carries the story of Dr. Kate Pelham-Newcomb, a doctor in the early part of the 1900′s. She practiced medicine ...

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02 Aug News

DNR Announces Citizen-Based Monitoring Grants

Several Northwoods groups were on the receiving end of grants from the DNR to expand volunteer efforts to help monitor Wisconsin Natural Resources. Overall the Department of Natural Resources presented funding to 23 organizations totaling more than $100,000. In the latest round of funding, 4 northwoods projects received grant money. First is the North Lakeland ...

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02 Aug News

Seventh District Congressional Candidate on Tuesday Forum

This morning, we’ll be welcoming another candidate appearing in next week’s primary, this one with her eyes on Washington. Seventh district congressional candidate Mary Hoeft will be participating in today’s forum. The UW-Barron County professor is looking to unseat congressman Sean Duffy. But first she has a primary next week on the Democratic side of ...

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01 Aug News

Man Facing Charges Following Minocqua Car Theft

An Illinois man is facing charges in multiple counties following an alleged car theft last week. The Minocqua Police Department had initially advised area law enforcement to be on the lookout for an SUV pulling a boat and trailer. They said the vehicle was stolen from a retail store last Monday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s ...

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01 Aug News

Vilas County Buglary Suspect to be Sentenced Today

The second of two men convicted of a string of burglaries in Northern Wisconsin is set to be sentenced today. Earlier this summer, Robert Smith of Lac du Flambeau pleaded no contest to 5 counts of burglary. In exchange, the judge dismissed 18 other counts of burglary. The 33 year old was involved in numerous ...

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01 Aug News

Operation Deer Watch State Deer Survey Underway

Wisconsin residents can once again be part of a statewide count of the deer population. The DNR has announced the start of their annual Operation Deer Watch. The 2 month long citizen-science survey collects information on the state’s herd. To take part, participants should record all bucks, does and fawns seen during the day from ...

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01 Aug News

Unemployment Estimates Improve for Most Northwoods Counties

Nearly all local counties showed improvements in the month of June when compared to May. Those estimates come from data released by the Department of Work Force Development late last week. The local numbers follow a statewide trend with similar improvements in 68 of the state’s 72 counties. In Lincoln County the June rate improved ...

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01 Aug News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A Merrill teen was injured last Monday following a single vehicle crash in the Town of Scott. The 16 year old was transported to a Wausau hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A 54 year old Tomahawk man was arrested last Tuesday at just past midnight after deputies responded to a disturbance in the ...

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