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26 Aug News

Grow North Researching Broadband Use

Efforts continue to research broadband internet expansion here in the northwoods, one area group is gathering information on where the service is utilized and wanted. The latest effort is from the Grow North Regional Economic Development group. They are gathering that information through a short survey which should be hitting mailboxes in several Northwoods communities ...

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26 Aug News

Hodag Schools Foundations Contributes to Stadium Renovation

The Hodag Schools Foundation has announced the completion of the first phase of renovations to Mike Webster Stadium on the Rhinelander campus. The Foundation said in a news release that renovations in the first phase included upgrading the track surface, a new scoreboard and widening of the track field, which will allow the soccer team ...

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26 Aug News

Man Reaches Plea in Craigslist Solicitation Sting

A man arrested as part of a larger online sting has reached a plea deal in Oneida County Court. Last October, Paul Loucks of Weston was one of 24 men arrested across northern Wisconsin and the Fox Valley. The multi-jurisdictional effort used Craigslist to target those soliciting online. Loucks was facing charges including child enticement ...

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26 Aug News

Tomahawk Solid Waste/Recycling to Discuss Mobile Home Parks

A City of Tomahawk Committee will examine whether mobile home parks are single family residential units or the entire park is a mutli-family residential unit. The issue arose at the City Council meeting earlier this month. Numerous residents from the court off Highway CC voiced their concerns after being notified they would no longer receive ...

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26 Aug News

DNR Announces Fall Meeting Dates for ‘Bikeways Project’

As part of an ongoing multi-agency effort to identify and designate US and Wisconsin bicycle routes, the DNR has announced a second series of information gathering meetings this fall. The DNR is working with the Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Bike Federation on the statewide Bikeways Project. A primary goal is to facilitate long-distance ...

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26 Aug News

Merrill Welcomes Speaker/Author for Teacher In-Service

Teachers in Merrill are preparing for the return of students by welcoming a speaker this morning. Award-winning teacher and best-selling author Tony Frontier will be speaking to staff during their back-to-school in-service today. He facilitates workshops on school improvement, student engagement, curriculum design, formative assessment, and standards-based instructional practices at international conferences and in schools ...

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25 Aug News

Man Suspected in String of Spring Lincoln County Burglaries

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is felony charges against a man suspected in numerous property crimes. The investigation began back in May when property owners in the towns of Corning, Rock Falls, and Scott began finding cabins and outbuildings broken into. The Sheriff’s Department says they received information that one of the guns stolen in ...

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25 Aug News

River Walk Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A scenic community long biking and walking trail will have a ceremonial opening this afternoon. Planning for the River Bend Trail in Merrill began 4 years ago, utilizing portions of the New Wood Line rail corridor along the Wisconsin River. The overall plan is to link Council Ground State Park, Merrill Area Recreation Center and ...

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25 Aug News

Scammers Target Small Business with Utility Threats

A common scam targeting small businesses with the threat of utility cut-off is occurring more frequently in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the scammers pretend to represent local utility companies. They demand payment or say utilities will be cut. Officials say if you receive a similar call about ...

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25 Aug News

Harley Unveils New Bikes

The public finally got a chance to see the motorcycles that many Tomahawk employees have been working on in recent months. Yesterday, Harley-Davidson Inc. unveiled its 2016 model year lineup with new bikes that will soon begin arriving at dealerships nationwide. The Milwaukee-based company’s touring lineup includes some of its most powerful cruiser bikes and ...

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