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29 Sep News

Motorcyclist Injured in Weekend Crash in Lincoln County

A motorcyclist was injured Friday night in Lincoln County after he lost control of his bike. The man was traveling on County Road Y near Nokomis Drive at just before 9:30 Friday evening. The investigation showed the man was traveling north when he ran across some loose gravel causing his bike to slide out. The ...

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29 Sep News

Lincoln County Participates in World Heart Day

The Lincoln County Health Department is encouraging residents to take action today to improve their heart health on World Heart Day. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke account for roughly a third of deaths in Wisconsin and cost the Medicaid system over $350 million each ...

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29 Sep News

Merrill Man Arrested in Bar Altercation

A Merrill man was arrested after an altercation at a Merrill area tavern Saturday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigated after receiving a report of the incident in the Town of Merrill. The victim told investigators that the owner of the tavern accused him of groping a female bartender. The victim denied the accusation, and ...

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29 Sep News

Fatal 2 Vehicle Accident Friday Near Tomahawk

Unfortunately we began the weekend with a fatal 2 vehicle accident Friday morning near Tomahawk. At just before 11am the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash involving a passenger car and a truck towing a trailer on Highway 51 near County Highway L. The initial investigation shows the car, traveling north, crossed over ...

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29 Sep News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report-September 29

A 28 year old Antigo woman and a 32 year old Merrill man were arrested Tuesday one warrants. Deputies went to a restaurant in the Town of Pine River after learning the male who was wanted by Lincoln County courts for failing to appear on a criminal damage to property charge was working there. While ...

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29 Sep News

Monday Morning Construction Update in Lincoln County

Beginning today, motorists can expect to encounter a single lane closure on southbound US 51 between WIS 64 and Lincoln County Q. The lane closure is necessary for crews to complete routine maintenance operations. Motorists are reminded to drive with caution in work zones and should be alert for slow moving vehicles. All work on ...

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26 Sep News

Prentice Teacher Collecting Bikes for Developing Countries

An area teacher is organizing a collection of an item so many take for granted in this country… the bicycle. Quan Banh teaches in Prentice. He’s leading a drive this weekend to collect bicycles and will work with Chicago-based Working Bike to fix them up. The bikes will be distributed to developing countries, where some ...

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26 Sep News

Invasive Species Identified on Trout Lake

Officials are using an invasive species discovery in a Northern Wisconsin lake to remind water enthusiasts to check their boats and equipment. Earlier this week, researchers confirmed the spiny water flea in Trout Lake in Vilas County. A local fisherman alerted the UW-Madison Trout Lake research station to the fleas. The spiny water flea is ...

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26 Sep News

50th Annual Beef-A-Rama in Minocqua

Beef will be on the menu in Minocqua this weekend. The community is hosting their annual Beef-A-Rama tomorrow. Its a special anniversary, 50 years for the event which began as a thank you to the businesses following the summer tourism season. As the event has grown so have the number of food themed activities and ...

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26 Sep News

National Drug Take Back Initiative

While an increasing number of law enforcement agencies are now offering methods to take back unwanted prescription medications, its time once again for the national take-back effort. Tomorrow marks the ninth National Take-Back Initiative. The goal is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of prescription disposal while also educating the general public about ...

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