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07 Jul News

Grill Fire Spreads to Tomahawk Home

A Wednesday night cookout led to a house fire in Tomahawk last evening. The Tomahawk Fire Department was called to a home on Schmidtbaur Road at around 6:00pm. The initial call was for a grill fire. However, when fire crews arrived on the scene, they found the fire had spread to the back side of ...

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07 Jul News

Rhinelander Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges

A Rhinelander man serving prison time for injuring a deputy during an arrest is now facing sexual assault of a child charges from that initial investigation. Steven Morris is currently serving 4 years in prison after leading law enforcement on a man hunt last August in Lincoln County. Following a traffic stop, deputies tried to ...

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07 Jul News

LdF Man to be Sentenced for Winter Burglaries

A Lac du Flambeau man convicted for a string of burglaries in Northern Wisconsin over the winter will be sentenced today. Joseph Mitchell was initially charged with 19 counts of burglary. As part of a deal with prosecutors, the 23 year old pleaded no contest to 5 counts. The remaining counts were dismissed, but will ...

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07 Jul News

Hodag County Fest Kicks Off Today

Fresh off the Fourth of July, the Rhinelander community moves right into their own unofficial holiday weekend. Rhinelander has already been buzzing with additional visitors as the annual Hodag Country Music Festival kicks off this evening. This is the 39th year for the concert series. As in the past, this year’s lineup features some of ...

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07 Jul News

Tomahawk VFW Hosts Fall Ride Meeting

While the Tomahawk Fall Ride is still a few months off, the planning for the event is picking up steam. This year will mark the 35th year of the Fall Ride. With it comes a new organizer of the downtown festivities, as the Wurl Feind Ingman VFW post will be taking over the planning. In ...

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06 Jul News

Fatal Deer/Motorcycle Accident in Taylor County

One person has died after a motorcyclist struck a deer in Taylor County over the Fourth of July holiday. According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, that accident occurred on Monday evening at approximately 8pm. They said the motorcyclist and a passenger were traveling on County M when they struck the deer and were thrown ...

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06 Jul News

Charges Pending for Suspects of April Cabin Burglary

Two individuals may now face charges following a several month long investigation into a northwoods burglary. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was initially contacted back in April by the owner of a season cabin north of Tomahawk. The owner stated that numerous items were taken including power tools. Deputies have now referred charges for a ...

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06 Jul News

Hip Pocket Returns to Music on the River

It’s week 3 of Music on the River here in Tomahawk. Tonight the community will welcome Hip Pocket. The 10 piece band from central Wisconsin returns to play a variety of music including pop, oldies and R&B. Their catalog contains artists such as Neil Diamond, the Beatles, and Huey Lewis. Tonight’s show is part of ...

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06 Jul News

Merrill Teen Released from Hospital Following ATV Crash

Some additional details on a weekend ATV crash that injured a teen. Responders were called to Horn Lake Road at approximately 7 pm for an injured 14 year old. The Sheriff’s office says the operator struck several trees while operating the machine. They noted that he was wearing a helmet at the time. He was ...

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06 Jul News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

Two people were injured following a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning in the Town of Merrill. At 8:17 AM the crash was reported on State Rd 17 near Schiller Rd. The crash occurred when a vehicle being driven by a 56 year old Merrill woman pulled out of Hinz Rd when it was struck from ...

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