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28 Sep News

Oak Wilt Treatment at Rib Mountain State Park

Visitors to Rib Mountain State Park may notice some activity along the main entrance road in the next week as Department of Natural Resources staff continue to address an outbreak of oak wilt in the park. Oak wilt is a fungal disease that can rapidly kill infected trees. The disease can affect all oak species ...

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28 Sep News

Merrill School Board Hosts ‘Community Conversations’

The Merrill School District and their Board of Education are once again reaching out to the community for input. Tonight is the middle of three feedback sessions dubbed ‘Community Conversations.’ According to the district, the purpose is to actively engage the community to develop a clear, shared vision that will address students evolving needs. Specific ...

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27 Sep News

DPI Recognizes Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Recipients

After being honored nationally, a northwoods teacher is now being recognized by the state. John Hayes, a Northland Pines teacher recently accepted the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. According to the Department of Public Instruction, Hayes was one of four Wisconsin teachers to receive the award. Hayes has taught a variety ...

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27 Sep News

Rep. Czaja Praises Opioid Abuse Task Force

Representative Mary Czaja is praising the Governor’s creation of a Task Force on Opioid Abuse. Czaja noted that the Task Force will continue the fight against opioid abuse started by previously passed HOPE legislation. She called the creation “a huge step in the right direction.” She says it “continues the conversation about how to end ...

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27 Sep News

DNR Seeking Citizen Carnivore Trackers

The Wisconsin DNR is once again calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help in their citizen wolf monitoring program. According to the DNR, biologists and volunteers partnered to track more than 17,000 miles last winter searching for wolf, coyote, bobcat and other carnivore tracks. Large carnivore specialist David MacFarland called the program “a great way to ...

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27 Sep News

Man Arrested Twice for Online Sex Sting Reaches Plea

A Northwoods man caught in two online sex stings within a month will receive 9 years of probation from a second conviction. Twenty nine year old Griffin Waldinger, of Wausau, was arrested in both Marathon and Eau Claire Counties in January, just three weeks apart. Authorities utilized Craigslist, posing as a teen girl to catch ...

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27 Sep News

Case Continues for Man Involved in Eagle River Standoff

The case will continue for an Eagle River man accused of causing a stand off last month. Investigators say 48 year old Mark Mayo allegedly threatened to harm himself and police during the August incident. Sheriff’s deputies reported shots being fired towards them, although no one was injured. According to court records, Mayo stood silent ...

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27 Sep News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers investigated whether vagrants had been staying in an abandoned building in the city. No one was in the building, however they noted that the building was unsecured. A man reported that fishing equipment was stolen from his boat which was trailered on South Tomahawk Avenue over the weekend. Officers are investigating. Officers were called ...

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26 Sep News

Cattle Truck Overturns in Marathon County Overnight

Early morning commuters in Marathon County were on the lookout for loose cattle after an accident late last night. The Sheriff’s Office says the cattle truck was hauling 32 cattle when the truck overturned on Highway 29 near Hatley at just before midnight. Lanes were closed for nearly 5 hours, but have since re-opened. A ...

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26 Sep News

Merrill Man Burned in Tractor Fire

  A Merrill man remains hospitalized following a tractor fire last week in rural Lincoln County. The Sheriff’s Office says a passerby came across the 45 year old and his machine on Tuesday afternoon at around 5pm in the Town of Birch. The man, whose name wasn’t provided, was initially brought to Ascension Good Samaritan ...

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