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23 Aug News

Merrill Man Sentenced for Injuring 2 Officers During Arrest

A Merrill man has now been sentenced for a physical altercation last summer in which he injured two police officers. Kristopher Wilmot had his sentencing hearing in Lincoln County Court yesterday afternoon. The 27 year old had previously pleaded no contest to battery to a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer causing great bodily ...

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23 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers investigated an incident at a business parking lot last Thursday. The reporting party said a group of 4 males exposed a gun before leaving in a vehicle. The party said no threat was made. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. A man reported an attempted break-in of his vehicle, and also found that ...

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22 Aug News

Local Red Cross Assists in Louisiana, California and Wisconsin

As expected, the generosity of the Badger state is on display with the quick response to a pair of national disasters. The Wisconsin Region of the Red Cross announced over the weekend that they have sent 40 responders to flood ravaged Louisiana and another 5 to the fires in Southern California. Several of those volunteers ...

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22 Aug News

Record Number of Participants in Eagle River Musky Tourney

It was a record setting weekend for the largest amateur musky tournament in the country, right here in the northwoods. Organizers say that 1,296 anglers participated in this years National Championship Musky Open in Eagle River. This is the 31st year for the event put on by the Eagle River Chamber and the Musky Clubs ...

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22 Aug News

DoT: Langlade, Oneida County Road Projects Begin this Week

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced a pair of construction projects in the area set to begin this week. The first project, starting today, is on Wisconsin 55 in Langlade County. The $1.5 million project will include: resurfacing, culvert replacements and the installation of center line rumble strips. Then, starting on Thursday is a ...

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22 Aug News

PCA Reservoir Draw Down Begins Today

As we told you earlier this month, The Tomahawk PCA Mill is planning a temporary draw down of the Wisconsin River Reservoir between the Tomahawk and Grandmother dams scheduled to begin today. Mill manager Adam Webster says that PCA plans to lower the reservoir at approximately 6 inches per day until it reaches 14 feet. ...

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22 Aug News

DNR Offers Seven Parcels in Phase 2 Land Sale

As part of a requirement to divest land, the DNR is auctioning seven parcels of land including 1 in Lincoln County. In February the Natural Resources Board approved phase 2 of land sales which initially included 81 parcels of land. Due to a variety of reasons, that number was narrowed down to 6, plus an ...

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22 Aug News

Plea Deal in Sexual Assault Case at Council Grounds Park

A Merrill teen facing sexual assault charges from last summer reached a deal with prosecutors. Eighteen year old Damon Frederick had a plea and sentencing hearing last Friday. He was originally facing a single count of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. According to court records, he pleaded no contest to ...

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19 Aug News

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Begins Friday

Starting today and over the next two weeks, law enforcement agencies across the state will begin their annual crackdown on drunken driving. It’s time once again for the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ enforcement campaign. To get drunken drivers off the road, 33 impaired driving task forces have been created in Wisconsin that allow ...

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19 Aug News

No Decision on Marathon County Wheel Tax

No decision was made last night on a vehicle registration fee being considered in Marathon County. Those fees, or wheel tax, have been under consideration in numerous counties and municipalities as they deal with difficulties in the cost of road maintenance. In fact, Lincoln County voted down a registration fee earlier this week. The City ...

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