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17 Jul News

DNR Urges ATV Safety Including Helmets

DNR wardens are once again reminding ATV and UTV operators to review safety tips before hitting the trails. After a death and several injuries in his area in Marinette County over the weekend, warden Dave Oginski Jr, once again urged the use of helmets for all riders. Helmets are required by law to be worn ...

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17 Jul News

Wausau Man Suing Over Concealed Carry Job Dismissal

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wausau man has sued his former employer for firing him allegedly over having a gun in his car. Ethan Shepherd contends window and door maker Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork violated Wisconsin’s concealed carry law when it fired him. Shepherd’s lawsuit was filed in Marathon County. President Nik Clark of Wisconsin ...

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16 Jul News

Lincoln County Board Approves Markin Consulting to Conduct Feasibility Study

After several months on the back burner, the Lincoln County Fairgrounds appeared back on the county board agenda last night. With minimal discussion, the board awarded the feasibility study to Minnesota-based Markin Consulting. The board had previously approved $50,000 to conduct the study and the Markin bid came in just below that figure. The feasibility ...

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16 Jul News

Lac du Flambeau Man Receives 2 Years for Drug Conviction

Another Lac du Flambeau man has been sentenced to federal prison for selling prescription medications. At a hearing in US district court, 28 year old Derek Armstrong received a 2 year sentence. He pleaded guilty back in April to distributing Oxycodone following a December indictment. According to the US District Attorney’s office, Armstrong was arrested ...

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16 Jul News

Music on the River Welcomes Reilly

A few months after St. Patrick’s Day, Music on the River in Tomahawk will have a bit of an Irish flare tonight. That’s because the community will welcome Reilly, a Milwaukee based band that plays a distinct brand of Celtic rock featuring fiddle, banjo and mandolin. The band has played at numerous large events including ...

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16 Jul News

July Lincoln County Board Summary

The Lincoln County Board met last night and began their meeting with service recognitions. This includes 15 years for Jeffrey Weber in the Highway Department and 20 year recognitions for Deborah Rauchle in the clerks office and Joy Zimmerman at Pine Crest Nursing home. Finance Director Dan Leydet kept his budget updates brief. In the ...

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15 Jul News

Merrill National Guard Unit Consolidating as Part of Reorganizational Effort

The Wisconsin Army National Guard has announced a re-organizational plan that will affect at least one northwoods unit. In the plans announced last Friday, the guard says the armory in Merrill will lose its unit, but remain open for Army National Guard Soldiers participating in the Recruit Sustainment Program. The battalion, which currently maintains its ...

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15 Jul News

Northwoods Internet Providers Receive State Grants to Expand Coverage

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has provided $250,000 in grant money to help expand high speed internet in the Northwoods. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch was in the northwoods yesterday as part of that announcement. The Public Service Commission will provide the matching grant to three area providers, Centrylink, Choicetell and Sonicnet. The money will go ...

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15 Jul News

WPS Conducting Natural Gas Pipeline Purge, Flares near Three Lakes

Wisconsin Public Service is conducting maintenance on their natural gas pipelines this week which may lead to some natural gas smells and sights of flames. WPS says they are purging about 22 miles of transmission pipeline from the St. Germain Area to Three Lakes this week. As part of this project, workers burn or flare ...

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15 Jul News

Crimestoppers: Seeking Information on Damage at Inshalla

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating damage to the Inshalla Golf Course near Tomahawk over the weekend. They say on either late Saturday or early Sunday, a vehicle, possibly a dark colored older model, drove onto the putting green and spun its tires. This caused considerable damage. Anyone with information is asked to call ...

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