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18 Jul News

Area Reservoirs Remain High in 2014; Looking Back at Recent Years

Not much has changed with the area reservoir levels, which all remain at near full levels. In fact, the Eau Plaine, Rainbow, Willow and Nokomis are continuing to fluctuate within a foot of full. With little change from week to week, we looked back at recent years to see where the levels stood then. Using ...

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18 Jul News

Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited Kid’s Fishing Contest

Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited will try to hook some kids this weekend, as its time once again for their  kids’ fishing contest. Organizers hope the event gets children interesting in fishing and taking advantage of all the water that the Tomahawk area has to offer. The event tomorrow morning will take place at Veterans Memorial Park. ...

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18 Jul News

Some Lincoln County Fair Judging Gets Underway this Weekend

While most of the Lincoln County Fair doesn’t get underway for two more weeks, some participants have their judging as early as this weekend. This year’s Lincoln County Fair will begin with the Jr. Horse Show on Saturday, July 19th at 8 a.m. including pleasure classes, trail classes and gymkhana events. Then next weekend there ...

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18 Jul News

Death of Missing Saynor Woman Ruled ‘Undetermined’

The cause of death of a missing Sayner woman, whose body was recovered last year, has been ruled undetermined. Sandra Schinke was first reported missing in the spring of 2012. Her husband returned home from a business trip to find her missing. A hunter came across her remains in a wooded area in the Northern ...

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17 Jul News

Lac du Flambeau Celebrating Return of Strawberry Island

The Lac du Flambeau are celebrating a historic island that was returned to them earlier this year. Today, the tribe is hosting the “Strawberry Island Homecoming Celebration.” The 26 acre island was one of the last historic battle sites between the Ojibwe and Sioux tribes in what was known as the “Battle for Lac du ...

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17 Jul News

Baumann Sentencing Postponed to November

A Merrill woman convicted in a fatal vehicle accident will have to wait a few more months to learn her sentence. According to court records, Ashley Baumann has had her sentencing hearing pushed back to November 4. That hearing was originally scheduled for August 20. Back in May, Baumann was convicted of four felonies including ...

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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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