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22 Sep News

Trails Opened After Previous Storm Damage in Chequamegon- Nicolet National Forest

Outdoor enthusiasts were finally able to resume use of several trails in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that were closed due to storm damage. Crews using heavy machinery have been making steady progress on clearing hazards from roads and trails since the storms in early September. The majority of the Flambeau Trail on the Medford-Park Falls ...

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22 Sep News

Construction Projects Get Underway in Lincoln County

Construction Projects Get Underway in Lincoln County Construction crews are taking advantage of the early fall weather working a few additional projects starting in mid-September. -Beginning today there will be repairs to the Highway CC railroad crossing in Tomahawk. Because of this work there will be a detour using Tannery Road and Jersey Lane. The ...

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22 Sep News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report-September 22

A 23 year old Independence, WI man arrested Monday morning on a misdemeanor charge of intercourse with a child 16 or older after woman found the man hiding in her Town of Pine River home with her 16 year old daughter. The man was brought to jail and held for a bond hearing on Tuesday, ...

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19 Sep News

Scammers Target Tomahawk Phone Numbers Thursday

Numerous residents in the Tomahawk area were targeted in a scam attempt by telephone yesterday. The calls yesterday included a common tactic, with the scammers pretending to be from Mastercard. The caller says the card has been locked and then proceeds to give instructions to unlock the card. This is a scam attempt, in an ...

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19 Sep News

Case Proceeds Against Man Facing 10th OWI in Oneida County

An Oneida County judge has ruled their is enough evidence to proceed in the case of a man facing a 10th operating while intoxicated. Edward Luedke of Chippewa Falls was arrested on August 22 after a sheriff’s deputy observed his erratic driving. His BAC was nearly twice the legal limit. The 43 year old is ...

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19 Sep News

Turkey Broods Up in 2014

It was a good summer for turkey broods in the state of Wisconsin, helped by the northern areas of the state. The DNR has released their 2014 preliminary survey results for wild turkeys. The statewide observation rate was 22 percent above the long-term average. The average brood-size this year was 4.5 young per brood, up ...

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19 Sep News

Health Departments Encourage Flu Shots for Approaching Flu Season

Flu season is right around the corner and the Lincoln County Health Department is encouraging residents to protect themselves and others by getting their yearly flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone age six months and older should be vaccinated. Yet in Lincoln County last year, only around 35% ...

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19 Sep News

As Fall Approaches Reservoirs Remain Near Full

With plenty of late summer rainfall in Northern Wisconsin, the area reservoir levels continue to remain near full. According to the Wisconsin Valley Improvement, the Eau Plaine, Willow and Rainbow are all within 5 inches of being completely full. Nokomis has dropped slightly this week and is now around 9 inches down. Meanwhile they continue ...

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19 Sep News

Tomahawk Police Report–September 19

 Officers responded to an accident in a business parking lot earlier this week. There were no injuries reported and minor damage to the vehicles involved.   A resident reported a woman outside their residence, appearing to be intoxicated. The 35 year old Irma woman was located a short time later. Probation and parole was contacted ...

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18 Sep News

Merrill Woman Sentenced in Heroin Overdose

A Merrill woman has been sentenced to 4 years in prison in a heroin overdose case. In June, Kristine Woellner was convicted of three charges in Lincoln County Court including delivery of heroin and recklessly endangering safety. Woellner was arrested last fall after a Michigan woman was found in a gas station bathroom, overdosed on ...

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