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26 Aug News

Governor Participating in Northwoods Musky Event

The governor is in the northwoods this weekend looking to land a lunker. Governor Scott Walker is helping celebrate the state fish by participating in the 40th annual World Musky Hunt on the Lake Tomahawk chain. In addition to wetting a line himself, the Governor is also highlighting how important fishing is to the state ...

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26 Aug News

Initial Appearance for Woman in Fatal Highway Worker Crash

The woman at the wheel when a local highway worker was struck and killed will be in court today. Mary Robinson of Antigo has her initial appearance in Lincoln County Court this afternoon. The 85 year old is being charged with a single count of homicide by negligent use of a vehicle. Last July, Robinson ...

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26 Aug News

7th District Congressional Candidate Seeking Debate Series

A Northern Wisconsin congressional candidate is seeking a series of debates against her opponent in the lead up to this fall’s election. Mary Hoeft announced yesterday that she has contacted Sean Duffy campaign. She says she challenged him to participate in six debates before the election to allow “the people of the 7th Congressional District ...

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25 Aug News

DNR Seeking Info on Poacher Responsible for Three Bucks in Woodruff

The DNR is seeking help in locating those responsible for deer poaching in Oneida County. According to that update, Conservation Warden Tim Ebert was alerted to 2 dead antlered bucks and 1 buck fawn early Tuesday morning. The deer were located along Highway 47 between Walter Drive and Forest Trail in the Town of Woodruff. ...

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25 Aug News

Man Arrested Following Vilas County Stand-Off

A Vilas County man was arrested last night after a standoff in which shots were allegedly fired. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office was initially called to an Eagle River home for a suicidal man at approximately 4pm. Investigators say the man, apparently armed with a handgun, ran into the woods near his home as law ...

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25 Aug News

Phillips, Colby, Hurley Receive Improvement Grants

Several northern Wisconsin communities were among those chosen for Community Development Block Grants. Overall, twenty two communities across the state were selected to share in the $8.2 million in grant money for public facilities and planning. The public facility grants will help Wisconsin communities improve streets, water systems, and build new community buildings. Among the ...

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25 Aug News

Road Work on Hwy 8 in Oneida County, Merrill Chip Sealing Postponed a Day

A Highway 8 intersection project in Oneida County is set to begin today. As we told you earlier this week, the work will be conducted on the intersections of Highways 8/17 and 8 and County G, south of Rhinelander. According to the DoT, crews will resurface each intersection and also install new detector loops to ...

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25 Aug News

Not Guilty Plea for Man who Caused Price County Search in June

A Florida man accused of causing a police search earlier this summer has pleaded not guilty. Daniel Schoonover of Orlando, FL was in Price County Court yesterday where he waived his preliminary hearing before entering not guilty pleas. The 23 year old is facing 3 charges including drug possession, escaping arrest and resisting an officer. ...

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24 Aug News

Marathon County Approves ‘Wheel Tax’

A wheel tax will be rolling out in Marathon County next year. Last night their county board approved a $25 vehicle registration fee for county residents. The fee is tabbed for road maintenance and improvements. The ordinance passed easily, an 29-5 vote. It will go into effect next year, included in the regular DoT registration ...

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24 Aug News

Cooperative Loan Agreement Sought for Renovation of Former Printpack Building

The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation is looking for the assistance of the city of Rhinelander and Oneida County to renovate a vacant building in downtown Rhinelander. According to a news release, the building in question is the former Printpack facility on Kemp Street. Eventually the building would be home to Rhinelander Coated Products. While ...

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