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28 Aug News

Merrill Woman Sentenced From March Drug Arrest

Two Merrill Individuals Sentenced From March Drug Arrest A Merrill woman has been sentenced after an arrest earlier this year on drug charges. Alyssa Olund was one of three people arrested back in March, following an investigation into drug distribution. Law enforcement executed a search warrant, where officials say they located marijuana, hash oil, and ...

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28 Aug News

Marshfield Clinic Names New CFO

The Marshfield Clinic Health System has announced a new Chief Financial Officer, who will begin next month. Gordon Edwards will step in for current CFO John Cook who is taking a job a closer to family. Edwards has most recently served a similar position at PeaceHealth in the Pacific Northwest. He does have familiarity with ...

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28 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers received a report of youths on the railroad bridge. He made contact with the three teen boys and advised them of the safety risks associated with jumping off the bridge. A reporting party called police about a possible domestic incident. When officers arrived, one individual had left. The incident involved a former resident picking ...

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28 Aug News

Rep. Duffy Stops in Northwoods

US Congressman Sean Duffy made a pair of stops in the northwoods yesterday. The 7th district representative made his first stop at Kwik Trip in Wausau. It was part of a meeting with the National Association of Convenience Stores. His discussions largely focused on the balance of government regulations on the convenience store business including ...

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27 Aug News

Merrill FD Receives High National Mark

Earlier this month, a northwoods fire department received a high national mark, which benefits the community. The Merrill Fire Department was judged by the Insurance Service Office, based on the quality of their emergency communications, water supply system, and training. In those ratings, announced this month, Merrill improved from a 3 to a 2 on ...

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27 Aug News

Rhinelander Athletic Trainer Program Receives Donations from Aspirus, Ministry

Student athletes in Rhinelander will benefit from the generosity of two northwoods medical groups. Yesterday morning the district held a check presentation, where officials from Aspirus Clinic and Ministry Medical Group each pledged to fund an athletic trainer. This is the second year that the two groups will assist in covering the cost. Athletic trainers ...

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27 Aug News

State Patrol Conducts School Bus Checks

Students and teachers alike are putting the final touches on back to school preparation…one other group is making sure children arrive safely on the first day of school. In the lead up to each new school year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of State Patrol inspects every school bus in Wisconsin. That’s no small ...

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27 Aug News

WPS Scammers Using Emails

As technology evolves, so to, do scammers and now they’ve gone digital. We recently told you about scammers targeting small businesses by pretending to be with utility companies and threatening to cut off services. Wisconsin Public Service has followed up by reporting a new twist on that old threat. In a news release, WPS says ...

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26 Aug News

Grow North Researching Broadband Use

Efforts continue to research broadband internet expansion here in the northwoods, one area group is gathering information on where the service is utilized and wanted. The latest effort is from the Grow North Regional Economic Development group. They are gathering that information through a short survey which should be hitting mailboxes in several Northwoods communities ...

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26 Aug News

Hodag Schools Foundations Contributes to Stadium Renovation

The Hodag Schools Foundation has announced the completion of the first phase of renovations to Mike Webster Stadium on the Rhinelander campus. The Foundation said in a news release that renovations in the first phase included upgrading the track surface, a new scoreboard and widening of the track field, which will allow the soccer team ...

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