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19 Jul News

Brickyard School to Feature Art Education Exhibit During LC Fair

For the rest of the week, a former Lincoln County School will be converted to an art gallery. Over the course of the Lincoln County Fair, the century old former Brickyard School will once again feature a facet of education. The focus for 2016 is ‘Picture Study in the Schools.’ Organizers say the movement featured ...

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19 Jul News

MASH Blood Drive Returns to Rhinelander

The Community Blood Center will be hosting their annual Hodag MASH-themed blood drive throughout the day in Rhinelander. This is the 7th year for this drive, and the workers will once again be outfitted in camo and dog tags, stationed in tents. Organizers say that summer is a crucial time to donate as people are ...

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19 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers responded to a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon on North Fourth Street. No injuries were reported, no citations issued. Police observed a 28 year old male on probation who fled into an establishment Friday night. The man’s probation agent will be contacted regarding the incident. A parent on West Leather Avenue contacted police about ...

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18 Jul News

State Releases Transportation Aid for Schools

A few weeks after having additional general aid cut from their budgets, most Northwoods schools did receive some additional funding to cover transportation costs. The Department of Public Instruction has announced 128 districts in the state will share $7.5 million for High Cost Transportation Aid. Districts were eligible for the aid if their transportation costs ...

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18 Jul News

Northern Wisconsin Storm Damage Tops $30 Million

One week after a severe storm passed across the Northwoods, officials are starting to get a grasp on the damage caused. Damage estimates continue across much of the northern portion of the state impacted by high winds and flooding from last week’s storm. According to a weekend update from the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center, Public ...

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18 Jul News

DA to Release Findings in Wausau Police Shooting in April

Findings will be released later today in an officer related shooting in Wausau earlier this year. Back on April 30th, police were searching for 42 year old Oswald Mattner as part of a domestic abuse investigation. Officer James Martin came across Mattner that evening. He says that Mattner attacked him with a knife leading to ...

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18 Jul News

New DNR Deer Biologist, Oneida County AIS Coordinator

A pair of individuals have taken over new positions to help resource management in the Northwoods. First, the DNR announced that they have added two new deer field biologists, one of which will be stationed here in Rhinelander. Curt Rollman will work directly with landowners, hunters and the public on deer management. On the ground ...

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18 Jul News

Man Faces Disorderly Conduct Charges Following Road Rage Incident

A road rage incident in Lincoln County yesterday afternoon left one man in custody for a short time. The Sheriff’s Office reports that incident in the Town of Merrill at just past 2pm. A motorist reported a reckless driver on State Rd. 17. The reporting party said the other driver displayed what appeared to be ...

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18 Jul News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 21 year old Merrill man is facing charges following a crash Friday morning. At around 2:30am, a caller reported a vehicle struck a pole at a Town of Merrill tavern. Following a traffic stop and subsequent sobriety test, the driver was arrested for a second offense OWI. Deputies also learned that the driver had ...

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15 Jul News

DNR Lists Hayward, Rhinelander, Wausau as Potential Forestry Headquarters

The DNR has announced 3 northern Wisconsin communities as preferred locations for a possible relocation of its forestry headquarters. The latest state budget required DNR officials to develop a plan to relocate north of Highway 10. Yesterday the DNR listed Hayward, Rhinelander and Wausau as the three preferred locations and began their public input process. ...

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