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01 Dec News

Lincoln County Set for Thursday Presidential Recount

After weeks of discussion, the statewide recount of the presidential election finally begins today in the state of Wisconsin. That, of course, includes here in Lincoln County as well. According to Lincoln County Clerk Chris Marlowe, their work will get underway at 9am this morning at the Lincoln County Service Center. In the first results, […]

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01 Dec News

Rep. Duffy Named to Trump Transition Team

A Northwoods Congressional Representative will participate on Donald Trump’s presidential transition team. Representative Sean Duffy was among the names included on a list announced earlier this week. Throughout the campaign Duffy maintained support Trump , while still disagreeing with some statements the President-elect has said. The Republican, originally from Hayward, won his 4th term in […]

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01 Dec News

Motion to Dismiss Denied in Tomahawk Infant Death Case

A Tomahawk man remains jailed and his case will proceed in the death of his newborn infant. Henry Hughes was in Lincoln County Court yesterday for his preliminary hearing. The 20 year old is facing several counts including 1st degree reckless homicide. According to court records, Judge Jay Tlusty denied a motion from the defense […]

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30 Nov News

Local Deer Harvest Up:Breaking Down the Numbers

Following the opening weekend trend, the 2016 deer harvest will be considered a successful one in Northern Wisconsin. The DNR released the preliminary season totals for the state yesterday afternoon. In all, hunters registered 196,000 deer, about 2,000 shy of last year’s statewide total. Hunters did, however, get approximately 5,000 more bucks this season. A […]

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30 Nov News

Wausau East Receives $100k Grant

It was Giving Tuesday yesterday, and one area school was on the receiving end of a generous grant. At an assembly held at the High School, Wausau East received the “Farmers Insurance, Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge. With the win comes a check for $100,000. The process actually began back in February with […]

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30 Nov News

Snow Plow Driver Appreciation Day

With winter right around the corner, the state today, is recognizing those individuals and teams that make sure we’re all able to get to work each snowy morning over the next few months. Governor Scott Walker has declared today Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the important role snowplow operators play in keeping […]

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30 Nov News

Merrill Woman Competent to Stand Trial in Attempted Homicide Case

The case will move forward for a Merrill woman charged with attempting to suffocate her elderly neighbor last fall. Stacey Hansen is facing several charges including: attempted intentional homicide, strangulation, and aggravated battery. The 47 year old was arrested last November. A 78 year old man was resuscitated and told investigators that Hansen had placed […]

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30 Nov News

Rhinelander Man Pleads to Fleeing Officer Charges

A Rhinelander man, already jailed for eluding police in Lincoln County reached a plea deal on similar escaping charges in Oneida County. Steven Morris was in court yesterday, where court records show he will plead guilty to a single count of escaping criminal arrest. That initial warrant lead to Morris’s arrest in Lincoln County as […]

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29 Nov News

Think Local Donations on Giving Tuesday

You’ve survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, now today is set aside to give back. #GivingTuesday is a national online giving movement established to remind people of giving to non profits. The effort was born back in 2012 and has grown in year’s since. For those looking to get a jump start […]

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29 Nov News

Great Lakes Timber Professionals Join Push for Road Funding Solution

As the debate over the funding of Wisconsin Roadways continues, another local group with stakes in the game has weighed in. The Rhinelander based Great Lakes Timber Professionals have come out urging legislators to reach some sort of deal. In the letter, the Association noted that the timber industry generates nearly $25 billion to the […]

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