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22 Jul News

Kwahamots Competing in State Show Ski Championships

More than 20 of the top water ski teams in Wisconsin are competing for the top teams in the state. Wisconsin Rapids is once again hosting the Wisconsin State Show Ski Championships on Lake Wazeecha. Its a special year, marking the 50th anniversary of the annual event. The Northwoods will be well represented with the ...

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22 Jul News

Sen. Baldwin Talks Forestry, Storm Damage at Antigo Business

US Senator Tammy Baldwin addressed storm damage and the forestry industry as she continued her visit in northern Wisconsin. After touring the storm damaged areas of Northern Wisconsin last week, Baldwin requested that federal disaster aid be distributed. Yesterday it was announced that $4 million dollars will be released to help fix damaged infrastructure. The ...

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22 Jul News

Nicolet Names Dr. Robert Steger Award Recipients

Two instructors from Nicolet College were chosen to receive awards which will be used in their classes going forward. Earlier this month, the Nicolet College Foundation announced the recipients of the Dr. Robert Steger Awards. The awards are named for Dr. Robert Steger, Nicolet’s first Dean of Instruction. The Culinary Arts Department received the Innovation ...

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22 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers investigated a criminal damage to property complaint involving a 19 year old male. The reporting party said a roommate utilized a screwdriver and kicked in the door to gain access. Officers are investigating. On Monday afternoon,individuals reported that an argument at a residence turned physical. After speaking with parties, involved a 70 year old ...

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21 Jul News

Early Morning Storms Down Trees and Powerlines

In addition to the hot and humid forecast, severe weather passed across the region earlier this morning. High winds and thunderstorms crossed the Northwoods between 6:00am and 7:30am, leaving downed trees and power lines in its path. Numerous roads were blocked during the morning commute, especially in the Nokomis area according to the Lincoln County ...

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21 Jul News

Stay Cool to Avoid Heat Related Illness

As our forecasters have predicted, steamy temperatures have arrived here in the northwoods. While the heat may make it a bit a comfortable for everyday tasks, that heat can also cause some health related illness. Over the past five years, Wisconsin has average around 10 heat related fatalities each year. Both the Oneida and Lincoln ...

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21 Jul News

Great Lakes Wolf Summit Speakers Announced

A conference on wolves, organized by a local legislator, has named its presenters. Earlier this year, Senator Tom Tiffany, along with Representative Adam Jarchow, announced plans for the Great Lakes Wolf Summit. Their goal is to return control of wolves back to the states. Last month, a DNR study estimated the wolf population at just ...

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21 Jul News

Tribal Gang and Drug Task Force Nominated for National Award

A joint task force aimed at tribal gang and drug issues has been nominated for a national recognition. The Wisconsin Native American Drug and Gang Initiative Task Force has been named as a finalist for the 2016 Honoring Nations Award. Its presented by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. The task force was ...

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21 Jul News

Two New Trustees Appointed to Nicolet Board

The Nicolet College Board welcomed two new trustees and reappointed two others during the board’s most recent meeting. Joining the board are Kim Baltus of Woodruff and David Solin of Deerbrook. Baltus is currently the director for Sacred Heart-Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation in Rhinelander and Tomahawk. Solin fills the elected official position due to his ...

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20 Jul News

Sen. Baldwin Hosting Wausau Roundtable on Opioid and Heroin Addiction

US Senator Tammy Baldwin will be in Wausau today to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic. That roundtable will include local first responders, healthcare providers and community members. Baldwin noted that opioid and heroin abuse continues to grow at an alarming rate. She says she is proud to be working on bi-partisan legislation that covers ...

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