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20 Apr News

Man Arrested Following 25 Mile Vehicle Pursuit

A Jackson, WI man is awaiting a court appearance following a high speed chase through Lincoln and Oneida Counties over the weekend. At around 1:30 Saturday morning, a deputy was conducting a separate traffic stop on Highway 51 near Irma when he observed a wrong way driver. The deputy then pursued the vehicle up to ...

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20 Apr News

Merrill Man Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

A Merrill man was listed in critical condition following a single vehicle crash in Lincoln County. That accident happened Saturday night on State Rd. 107 in the town of Corning. A cell caller reported that the vehicle had left the roadway and struck a power pole. The found the vehicle against a tree with downed ...

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20 Apr News

Firefighters Extinguish Grass Fire Near Merrill

Extreme fire danger continues to persist across the area, with numerous fires reported in recent days. The Merrill Fire Department was able to extinguish a quickly spreading grass fire early yesterday morning. Crews were called to an area near Pier Street and North Star Road at just past midnight. Firefighters found two to four foot ...

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20 Apr News

County Deer Advisory Councils Setting Final Antlerless Recommendations

County Deer Advisory Councils are set to prepare final antlerless quota and permit recommendations during the last round of spring meetings this week. The multi-month process began last fall when counties determined whether to grow, maintain, or decrease their herds. In the next round of meetings earlier this year, the councils then made quota recommendations ...

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20 Apr News

Teens Caught with Illegally Speared Fish in Lincoln County

Two Price County teens will be referred to the DNR after officials found an illegally speared fish in their vehicle. The Lincoln County Recreation Deputy was performing routine checks on Friday night when he made contact with a vehicle off County YY. The 18 year old passenger from Ogema told the deputy they were catching ...

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20 Apr News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 25 year old Rhinelander man was arrested early Thursday morning on a warrant charge. Just after midnight an agent with the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service reported encountering a fisherman on Lake Nokomis who was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff. He was brought to the county line and turned over to an Oneida ...

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17 Apr News

Tomahawk Superintendent Intends to Resign

 With several new board members and a possible referendum in the future, the Tomahawk School District may also be searching for a district administrator. This week current district administrator Cheryl Baker notified the school board that she intends to step down pending their approval. Baker has been in Tomahawk for just under 2 years, taking ...

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17 Apr News

Wausau Woman Reaches Plea in Connection with Teen Stabbing

A woman facing charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Wausau teen has reached a plea that will avoid jail time. Twenty year old Nia Phillips pleaded no contest yesterday to contributing to the delinquency of a minor resulting in death. Investigators say Phillips drove several teens to the home on Jefferson Street ...

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17 Apr News

DNR Names New Northern District Fisheries Supervisor

The DNR has tabbed a long time northwoods employee as the new Northern District Fisheries Supervisor. Mike Vogelsang was announced to that position this week, where he will oversee fisheries teams across the Northern portion of the state. The Wisconsin native completed his education at UW-Stevens Point before initially joining the DNR as a limited ...

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17 Apr News

Area Reservoirs Nearing Full

It appears as though the area reservoirs will be full for the beginning of the spring and summer seasons. After reaching their low marks in early March, the area reservoir system has steadily increased their water volume according to the WVIC. As of the start of this week, the Eau Plaine is full after being ...

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