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02 Feb News

Snow Emergency Declaration for City of Merrill

A snow emergency will be in effect from 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Vehicles must not be parked on streets during this time period. Vehicles which are parked on City streets are subject to being ticketed and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. The forfeiture for ...

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02 Feb News

Stay Tuned to WJJQ for Winter Storm Cancellations

As we’ve heard the last few days, a winter storm will be hitting the area a bit later today. That winter event is expected to leave between five and 12 inches in Northern Wisconsin. Most of our listening area will enter a winter storm warning at noon today. The snow is expected to arrive by ...

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02 Feb News

With Heavy Snow Projected, Travel with Caution

With the forecast snow, coupled with gusty winds, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be cautious if traveling on what could be hazardous roadways. At this time resources are engaged across the state in pre-treating the roads. However, with snow that could fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour, driving could ...

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02 Feb News

Big Bundle Up in Merrill a Success

The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce has called their recent cold weather clothing drive a success. This is the fifth year the Merrill Chamber has participated in the statewide ‘Big Bundle Up’. The collection, which emerged from the Great Lakes Mitten Campaign, wrapped up on January 3. Now that the numbers have been tallied, a ...

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02 Feb News

Local Woman Earns Second Straight Sled Dog Title in Minnesota

A local woman has earned back to back victories in the John Beargrease 8 dog mid-distance sled dog race.  Early yesterday, Martha Schouweiler completed the 120 mile trek from Two Harbors to north of Grand Marais, MN. Her trail time of 10 hours and 9 minutes placed her nearly an hour ahead of her nearest ...

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02 Feb News

State Announces Quarterly Local Road Aid Payments

Local governments got a boost in the coffers with the first round of annual road aid payments. Just under 2,000 local towns, cities and counties across the state will share in $108 million dollars. That money is further broken down to $104 million in General Transportation Aids and $3 million in Connecting Highway Aids. General ...

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02 Feb News

DNR Seeking Feedback on Panfish Plan

  The Department of Natural Resources is working on a statewide plan aimed at improving the often overlooked panfish, and are currently seeking feedback. The DNR says that panfish are actually the target of more anglers than any other group of fish. The plan pays extra attention to improving and protecting habitat and discusses the ...

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01 Feb News

Fatal Price County Snowmobile Accident Saturday

A woman died in a snowmobile accident over the weekend in Price County. According to the Price County Sheriff’s Office that crash happened on Solberg Lake at just before 7pm Saturday evening. The initial investigation showed that the driver was traveling the lake just east of Phillips when she struck the shoreline. The victim, a ...

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01 Feb News

Caterpillar Announces Closure of Prentice Facility

A major forest machinery producer in the northwoods will be closing their facility by the end of 2016. Caterpillar made that announcement Friday afternoon as part of a larger company restructuring. Of the five plant closings announced was their facility in Prentice. The forest products facility in the Northwoods currently employs 220 individuals. In the ...

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01 Feb News

Additional Comment Period on Willow Flowage Master Plan

The DNR is asking for additional comments on the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area. It’s part of the ongoing Master Plan review which is required every 15 years. Several public comment periods and meetings were held last fall. Flowage property manager Tom Schockley says there are 4 remaining issues regarding management of the Willow that ...

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