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05 Feb News

18th Annual Alice in Winterland

Local anglers will be focused on Lake Alice this weekend, for one of the larger fishing tournaments in the area. Its time once again for the Lake Alice Association’s Alice in Winterland Ice Fishing festival. In fact, its the 18th year of the event on Lake Alice between Anglers and Horseshoe boat landings.  Prizes will ...

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04 Feb News

Tomahawk Increasing Use of Brine During Snow Removal

The Tomahawk Public Works Department is exploring the use of another tool in their winter snow removal bag. Last night Dustin Bonack and Mike Tolvstad updated the Board on their expanded use of a brine solution on area roadways. The brine is a solution of water and about 23% salt. The use isn’t necessarily new ...

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04 Feb News

Local Unemployment Estimates Up in December

Local county unemployment estimates, like much of the state, were up in December according to recent data from the Department of Workforce Development. The Department relays that information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall the state rate in December was 4.3%, below the national average and December of 2014. It was, however, up from ...

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04 Feb News

Forum for Lincoln County Board Candidates

Some Lincoln County Board candidates gathered in Tomahawk last night to discuss topics related to the county in the lead up to the election. The League of Women’s Voters of the Northwoods held that forum at the Buedingen Training Center. While all candidates were invited, just 10 participated attended the forum. The participants answered questions ...

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04 Feb News

Winter a Good Time for Tree Pruning

While yard work probably isn’t on many minds at this time of year, DNR tree health experts says its a good time for tree pruning. DNR Forester Don Kissinger says the best time to prune trees is winter, when the tree is dormant. Insects and diseases that attack open wounds on trees also aren’t active ...

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04 Feb News

Tomahawk February Municipal Meetings

The Board of Public Works received a pair of updates, first on the use of brine as a snow removal aid on area streets. The second being the continued exploration into a sidewalk program in the city. The board scheduled a work session on the topic for next week. A second work session was also ...

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03 Feb News

Forum for Lincoln County Board Candidates

This spring’s election locally is a bit atypical with more contested races than normal. The elections include school board, municipal and county supervisor positions. One of the challenges for voters can be getting to know the candidates and their ideas. Fortunately there are groups that have arranged local forums; tonight a forum is being hosted ...

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03 Feb News

Milwaukee County Board Looking at Lincoln Hills

Milwaukee County is exploring their options regarding youths being sent to a juvenile correctional facility under investigation in Northern Wisconsin. The item appears in a resolution on tomorrow’s Milwaukee County Board meeting. According to their agenda, the resolution urges the county executive “to consider alternative secure detention options, and supporting State legislation examining alternative juvenile ...

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03 Feb News

DNR Turkey Permits Drawing Ends, Over the Counter Sales Next Month

The DNR has announced that their 2016 spring turkey permit drawing has ended with more than 131,000 successful applicants. Postcard notifications will be mailed to successful applicants, hunters can also check status via the DNR’s online licensing center. More than 240,000 permits were made available for the upcoming season, meaning an addition 110,000 left over ...

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03 Feb News

Tomahawk Health and Safety Committee Replaces License and Permits

When the city of Tomahawk holds their postponed February meetings this evening, one committee will be a bit different. Following action at last month’s City Council meeting, the License and Permits Committee has undergone a name change. It will now be known as the Health and Safety Committee. The change in scope will include a ...

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