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29 Dec News

Update: Snowmobile Crash Victim Identified

Officials have now identified the individual killed in a snowmobile crash in Vilas County earlier this week. The DNR identified the man as David Orme of East Moline, Illinois. He was 63 years old. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department said Orme was traveling in a group when he missed a turn, left the trail, and […]

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29 Dec News

Update on Ongoing DNR Hunter Survey

The DNR says they have nearly 7,000 hunting trips recorded in their ongoing Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey. In the first three months of the current survey, 2,626 bucks, 8,502 does, 4,745 fawns, and 745 unknowns were reported. The DNR says the survey allows hunters to share their enthusiasm for wildlife and assist with DNR data […]

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29 Dec News

Local Underage Tobacco Sales Down Slightly, State Levels Up

While the recent illegal tobacco sales in Lincoln County were down slightly, they remain above the state levels, which appear to be on the rise. As we told you earlier this week, the Lincoln County illegal sales rate came in at 10 percent, down from 14 percent last year. When looking at the local numbers, […]

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28 Dec News

Fatal Snowmobile Accident in Vilas County Monday

An Illinois man has died in a snowmobile crash in Vilas County this week. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted about the accident at just before 8:30 Monday evening. The crash occurred in Arbor Vitae on Trail 6 along Vandercook Road. Officials say the 63 year old victim was riding with a […]

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28 Dec News

Rhinelander Finds New Chamber Executive Director

With the start of the new year comes a new leader for the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce. A search committee has selected Maggie Steffen as the next executive director of the Rhinelander Chamber. The Rhinelander native previously served in a similar role with the former Downtown Rhinelander Inc. Group. The statement also notes her 16 […]

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28 Dec News

Wiscosnin River Pro Rodeo in Merrill Claims Year-End Award

While it’s not rodeo season, our friends at the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo took home a top award for their event held each summer in Merrill. According to that announcement, the Merrill-based rodeo beat out 25 other associations in a 9 state area to claim the year end prize from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. […]

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28 Dec News

New DoT Secretary Could Bring Northern Perspective

Several state legislators are anticipating that the new head of the Department of Transportation brings a northern perspective. Yesterday Governor Scott Walker announced that Mark Gottlieb would be resigning and that Dave Ross will be taking over that position. Ross was serving as the Secretary of Safety and Professional Services, but prior to that he […]

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28 Dec News

Tomahawk Fire Dept. Responds to Car Fire for 2nd Straight Day

For the second consecutive day, the Tomahawk Fire Department was called out to a vehicle fire. The latest call actually came at just after midnight. The car was located in a South Tomahawk Avenue business parking lot. According to their call log, the fire originated under the dash, where the plastic and wiring was melted. […]

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27 Dec News

Tomahawk Ben Franklin Announces Closing January 31

In an announcement on yesterday’s forum, the owner of the Tomahawk Ben Franklin announced that the store would be closing early next year. Longtime owner John Kromm joined Gregg on the morning forum where he said the business would be closing at the end of January. Earlier this year, Kwik Trip announced that they had […]

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27 Dec News

Lincoln County Illegal Tobacco Sales at 10 Percent this Summer

After a 10 percent illegal sales rate in Lincoln County, the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition is reaching out to retailers with an educational effort. Over the summer the Coalition conducted those underage tobacco sales checks in Lincoln County through the Wisconsin WINS project. The 30 random checks yielded 3 tobacco sales to minors. According to the […]

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