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27 Aug News

Oneida County Man who Caused MHLT Lockdown to Appear in Court

An Oneida County man whose accused actions caused a northwoods elementary school to enter lockdown earlier this year has a court appearance today. Michael Schettino was arrested May 16 after a road rage incident lead to an MHLT parking lot. During the incident, the school remained on lockdown as a precaution. The 34 year old ...

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27 Aug News

Invasive Red Lily Leaf Beetle Appears in Marathon County

A bright red beetle whose young could impact native lilies has shown up in Marathon County.  It’s the first time the Red Lily Leaf Beetle has been found in Wisconsin or in any state farther west than Ohio. Officials say poses an economic threat to horticulturists and an environmental threat to native lilies. The State ...

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26 Aug News

Merrill Fire Department to Conduct Confined Space Rescue

The Merrill Fire Department is teaming with Wisconsin Public Service to do some unique training this week. Public Service had planned to do some routine maintenance work on one of their hydroelectric generators this week. The Merrill Fire Department will use that opportunity to conduct “confined space rescue” training.  The training exercise will consist of ...

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26 Aug News

Hearing on Expiremental DNR “Pan Fish Plan”

Northwoods residents will have a chance to weigh in on experimental changes to improve the population and size of panfish on more than 100 Wisconsin lakes. The proposed rules of the “panfish plan” follow three years of angler surveys, focus groups, public meetings and spring hearings hosted by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. If enacted, the ...

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26 Aug News

Merrill Woman to be Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot

A Merrill woman accused of seeking to kill her boyfriend will be sentenced today. Back in May, Jessica Strom pleaded no contest to a reduced single count of solicitation of homicide. In exchange several other charges were dropped. Strom was arrested in March after she contacted a former college classmate and allegedly offered payment to ...

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26 Aug News

Fire at Rhinelander Home

A home is considered a complete loss following a fire yesterday morning in Rhinelander. Crews were called to the home on Boyce Drive on the South Side of Rhinelander at just before 10:30. Crews arrived to find the structure completely involved. Several departments from that area worked to extinguish the blaze before it could spread. ...

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26 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report-August 26

Officers responded to fight reported at a West Leather Avenue residence last Friday afternoon. A 19 year old male was taken into custody for Domestic Disorderly Conduct. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail. On Friday night officers were called to an establishment for an altercation. One individual was escorted from the business following ...

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25 Aug News

Weekend Ceremony Completes Hiawatha/Bearskin Trail Connection

A simple snip of some ceremonial scissors marked the end of more than 25 years of work. The final link connecting the Hiawatha and Bearskin bike trails has now been completed, and organizers held a small event Saturday morning marking its completion. Representatives from the DNR,Tourism Dept., elected officials and local volunteers all spoke of ...

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25 Aug News

Man Arrested After Campground Wallet Theft

    A man was arrested for taking a wallet after authorities used security footage to identify the suspect. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was called to a campground in the town of King early yesterday morning. The owner says they thought someone staying at the campground took a wallet off the bar. The deputy ...

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25 Aug News

Honor Flight Receives $1,500 Donations from Tomahawk Groups

    The Never Forgotten Honor Flight received a pair of donations from the area last week totaling $1,500. Coordinators Jim Campbell and Mike Thompson were on hand Thursday at the Wurl-Feind-Ingman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2687 to accept a $1,000 donation. Senior Vice Commander Jerry Dvorak says the money represented the support of ...

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