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30 Jul News

Mama’s Little Hippies Wrap up Music on the River

One last band will take the stage tonight for Tomahawk’s Music on the River series. Mama’s Little Hippies will travel south to wrap up the seventh week of the concert series held at Veteran’s Memorial Park. The band based out of Land O’Lakes plays a variety of Woodstock era music from the late 60′s and ...

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30 Jul News

US 51 lane, shoulder closure scheduled in Minocqua Today

Crews are planning a single, southbound lane closure of US Highway 51 in Minocqua. The closure will take place between Huber Lane and Lakeshore Drive. The closure is necessary for crews to make repairs to an existing natural gas pipeline, located in the highway right of way. Some delays are possible during peak travel times. ...

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29 Jul News

Tomahawk Man Arrested for 5th OWI

A Tomahawk man was arrested for operating while intoxicated fifth offense over the weekend. An officer performed a traffic stop at just before midnight Saturday on North 4th Street in Tomahawk. The 55 year old driver had a revoked license, and, according to the officer’s report, admitted to consuming alcohol. The man was asked to ...

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29 Jul News

County Fairs Kick Off; 4-H Celebrates Centennial

Each year as the calendars flip over to August, counties across the Northwoods begin an annual tradition…the county fair. The Lincoln, Oneida and Marathon County Fairs all get underway this week, with Vilas County hosting their fair next week. Events get underway today in Wausau with country music star Josh Thompson taking the stage. Looking ...

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29 Jul News

Thomas Hruz Appointed District III Appeals Judge

Governor Scott Walker has announced the next judge to oversee the District III court of appeals which includes the Northern third of the state. The governor has appointed Thomas M Hruz to the bench as an appellate judge. In the statement released he says, “Tom is an ideal choice for the appellate bench.  I am ...

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29 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report July 29

Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the upstairs of a downtown building. Contact was made with the individual who said he was homeless and stayed there. He was given a ride to the annex and warned about entering the building. The owner of the property was also contacted regarding the situation. A ...

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29 Jul News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report July 28

A 38 year old Tomahawk man was arrested early Friday morning on a warrant charge. Deputies went to a home in the 6000 block of State Rd 107 just before 3:00 AM on a welfare check. In checking one of the residents at the home they discovered he was wanted by the Merrill Police Department ...

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28 Jul News

Man Drowns on Minocqua Lake

A man drowned in Lake Shishebogama in Oneida County over the weekend. The Minocqua Police Department says they were called to a residence on West Minch Road at 11:00 Saturday Night for a man who appeared to be struggling in the lake. Prior to emergency personnel arriving on scene, family members had pulled the man ...

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28 Jul News

Marathon County Man Sentenced in Securities Fraud

A man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for actions from his Marathon County title company. In addition to the prison time, Jay Fischer was also sentenced 18 years of extended supervision for a mortgage and securities fraud scheme. Attorney General JB Van Hollen says that Fischer defrauded 10 homeowners and 4 real ...

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28 Jul News

Woman Dies in Wisconsin Rapids after Being Hit by Train

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Rapids police say an elderly woman has died after being hit by a train. A police lieutenant says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Wood County on Sunday. He says the woman attempted to cross the tracks while walking west and was struck by a southbound ...

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