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17 Jun News

State Wolf Population up 15%; Nears 900

A large scale population study shows that the Wisconsin wolf population is at its highest recorded levels. The DNR released the results of the expansive study yesterday at a public meeting in Wausau. In the end, they placed the wolf population estimate at just under 900 wolves. That’s an increase of 16% over the 2015 ...

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16 Jun News

Merrill Man Facing Meth Charges in Federal Court

A Merrill man is the latest to be arrested as part of a meth distribution ring in Central Wisconsin. The US Attorney’s office yesterday announced that Christopher Schmeltzer will face charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The 45 year old was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month. US Attorney John Vaudreuil says Schmeltzer ...

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16 Jun News

Sentencing Resumes for Tomahawk Man Convicted of Shooting, Wounding Relative

A sentencing hearing for a Tomahawk man who shot and wounded his brother-in-law will pick back up today. Seventy year old Charles Lawn is in the sentencing stage of his case. A jury found Lawn guilty of 4 charges including recklessly endangering safety. He was acquitted of the most serious charge, attempted homicide. The victim ...

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16 Jun News

Nicolet ‘Green Shorts’ Earth Film Festival

Nicolet College will wrap up their Nicolet Live! series with a film festival called Green Shorts. The short films all focus on vary topics of planet Earth. One of the organizers, Steve Schreier says, “The natural world is a vast and diverse place and how people view and interpret these places is equally as varied.” ...

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16 Jun News

Merrill 8th Grade Field Trip Students Safe after Bus Fire

Some Merrill students got a little extra excitement on their year end field trip to the nation’s capital. School officials say their tour bus caught fire on Tuesday afternoon in Washington DC. The fire emerged in the rear engine compartment, and ended up causing heavy damage to the bus. Fortunately, the driver was able to ...

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16 Jun News

Update: Mosinee Work Place Accident Victim Identified

Officials have now identified the man killed in a work place accident in Mosinee earlier this week. That incident happened Tuesday morning at Crystal Finishing Systems. According to the Mosinee Police Department the victim is 51 year old Daniel Ollhoff of rural Wausau. Investigators now say that Ollhoff was pinned between an overhead crane and ...

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15 Jun News

Tomahawk School Board Eyes April 2017 Referendum

The Tomahawk School Board took another step in a lengthy referendum process. At last night’s meeting, the Tomahawk school board voted unanimously to pursue a referendum . Last night’s decision will allow the the board to go forward with additional details such as the type of referendum and the amount of money requested. The board ...

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15 Jun News

Lake Superior Drowning Victim Identified as Rhinelander Man

A Rhinelander man who drowned in Lake Superior is being remembered for his attempted heroic efforts over the weekend. Authorities have now released the names of the two drowning victims including Justin Schroepfer of Rhinelander. Investigators say that the 24 year old entered Lake Superior to try and help two women struggling in rough waters ...

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15 Jun News

Fatal Work Accident in Mosinee

A man has died in work-related accident in Mosinee yesterday. Emergency crews were called to Crystal Finishing Systems at just before noon yesterday. The accident was said to have involved an overhead crane. Few details of the incident were immediately known as the man was alone at the time. The name of the victim was ...

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15 Jun News

Rep. Czaja Continues Listening Sessions in 35th District

Representative Mary Czaja will continue her two day tour of the northwoods today. The 35th district assembly woman has been conducting listening sessions throughout the district, with 3 additional stops planned for today. She’ll start off the morning in Merrill at TB Scott Library at 9:30. She’ll once again be joined by DNR secretary Cathy ...

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