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26 Jul News

Park Falls Man Dies in UTV Accident

A Price County man has died in a UTV crash in Northern Wisconsin over the weekend. The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office says that crash happened in the south eastern portion of the county in the Town of Shanagolden. A witness told investigators the UTV hydroplaned across water covering the trail. The UTV then rolled, pinning ...

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26 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers were called to SARA Park early Friday morning for suspicious activity. Officers confirmed the teens were playing the phone game, Pokemon Go. The teens were reminded of the city’s child curfew rules. A woman admitted to accidentally cutting off another a vehicle at the four way stop as she continued on to a North ...

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26 Jul News

Assemblyman Calls for Exploration of Milwaukee Juvenile Corrections Facility

A state assemblyman representing the Milwaukee area is calling on county leaders to establish an alternative juvenile corrections facility in southern Wisconsin. Fred Kessler penned that letter to Milwaukee County Board Chair Theo Lipscomb and Executive Chris Abele. In it, he cited the ongoing investigation at Lincoln Hills. He said, “It is apparent that Governor ...

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25 Jul News

Sick Eagle Rescued Near Tomahawk

Experts are treating a sick bald eagle that was located in Tomahawk over the weekend. The Raptor Education Group was contacted after concerned observers spotted the Eagle acting erratically. The bird was captured and brought to the REGI facility in Antigo Saturday afternoon. Representatives say that blood tests confirmed the eagle had chronic lead poisoning. ...

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25 Jul News

Kwahamots Finish 7th in State Ski Competition

Some of the top area ski teams spent the weekend competing for state titles. Wisconsin Rapids once again hosted the State Show Ski Championships on Lake Wazeecha. It was the host Aqua Skiers who took home the Division 2 title. The Chain Skimmers of Conover had the top local finish, earning fourth in Division 2. ...

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25 Jul News

Cross-Country EAA Races Finishes in Wausau Sunday

Wisconsin will be the aviation capital of the world this week with the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. But first, yesterday, some of the fastest planes made a stop in Northern Wisconsin. Wausau served as the finish line of the annual EAA Airventure Cup Cross-Country Air Race. This was the 19th year for the competition which ...

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25 Jul News

VA Opioid Bill Carry Wisconsin Marines Name Signed into Law

Over the weekend president Barack Obama signed into law VA reforms that carry the name of a North Central Wisconsin marine. Senate Bill 1641 is known as the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act. Simcakoski died of a prescription drug overdose in 2014 while under the care of the of the troubled Tomah VA Hospital. ...

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25 Jul News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 54 year old Tomahawk man was arrested last week following a traffic stop. A deputy stopped the vehicle after observing the driver strike a curb. Following a field sobriety test the man was taken into custody for 1st offense operating while intoxicated. An 48 year old Rothschild man was injured in an ATV accident ...

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22 Jul News

Rhinelander Chamber Announces ‘Hodag for President’ Campaign

Another candidate has emerged in the race for president, the Rhinelander Hodag. The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce announced the candidacy earlier this week as part of their new promotion. Cleaned up in a suit and tie, the Hodag is running on a campaign of entertaining the masses, building a better downtown and making vacations great ...

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22 Jul News

Kwahamots Competing in State Show Ski Championships

More than 20 of the top water ski teams in Wisconsin are competing for the top teams in the state. Wisconsin Rapids is once again hosting the Wisconsin State Show Ski Championships on Lake Wazeecha. Its a special year, marking the 50th anniversary of the annual event. The Northwoods will be well represented with the ...

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