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22 Apr News

Legislators Weigh in on Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Three Northwoods legislators have responded to news earlier this month that the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest would be reducing some of their services. That announcement in early April said the National Forest wouldn’t open 11 of its 53 campgrounds this summer due to growing operational costs coupled with a decrease in visitors. Yesterday representatives Jeff Mursau ...

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22 Apr News

Teen Accused of Breaking Into Double Homicide Crime Scene

A Rhinelander teen is accused of breaking into the home of a homicide crime scene. Police arrested 18 year old Dan Mohr last Thursday after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of the home of Thomas and Jennifer Ayers. The two were found dead in their home last month. 17 year ...

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22 Apr News

Three Groups Benefit from St. Patrick’s Day Motorcycle Swap Meet

  Several northwoods groups were the beneficiaries of a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser in Northern Wisconsin. Back on March 14th was the 9th annual St. Pat’s Day Motorcycle Swap meet in Rhinelander. this year organizers were able to donate proceeds to three local organizations. Recently the group presented $1,000 checks to both the Rhinelander and ...

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22 Apr News

Tomahawk City Meetings-April

It was a transitional meeting for the leadership in the city of Tomahawk, with three new alderman taking seats on the council. First the old guard held their committee meetings, starting with Board of Public Works. They once again received a request to place pedestrian crossing signs on Main St. As those signs do get ...

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21 Apr News

Crowdfunding Campaign for Family of Deer Crash Victim

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for a central Wisconsin family struck by tragedy last week. Michael Rogan was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital in Marathon County, when an oncoming vehicle struck a deer. The animal was thrown into the opposite lane of traffic hitting the ...

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21 Apr News

Tomahawk City Council Sees Heavy Turnover

When the Tomahawk City Council convenes tonight, it will have a vastly different look from just one year ago. In the past 13 months, five of the nine member council has turned over. That includes three new members being sworn in tonight, as a result of this month’s elections. Mike Loka ran unopposed, while Dale ...

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21 Apr News

Rhinelander Business Man Violates Restitution Order

A former Rhinelander business owner has been sentenced to additional prison time for violating restitution orders. Forty four year old John Henricks III was initially sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison last January. He was found guilty of insurance fraud using his former business. As the owner of Custom Collision in Rhinelander, he was ...

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21 Apr News

DNR Wildlife Stamps Design Contest

The DNR is once again seeking state residents to create artwork that will be featured on the various bird stamps for next hunting seasons. As in past years, artists can submit their work for consideration on the turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamps. Funds from the sale of these stamps will contribute to the restoration and ...

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21 Apr News

Tomahawk Forensics Grabs 13 Golds at State Festival

The Tomahawk High School Forensics team recently sent a large contingent to Madison for the State Forensics Festival. This was the 120th annual event held by the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association and hosted on the UW-Madison Campus. The Tomahawk Team once again had a strong showing, returning 28 medalists, including 13 gold medals. Students ...

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21 Apr News

Nokomis Fire Department Awards

The Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department held their annual awards dinner and banquet over the weekend. Each year members of the fire department vote on several awards including ‘Firefighter of the Year’. This year that honor was bestowed upon Don Richert. Also receiving the ‘Booster Award’ was Bette Stillman. The ‘Booster Award’ is presented to someone ...

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