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17 Oct News

Area Health Provider Preparing in case of Infectious Outbreaks

While there have been no reported cases of Ebola in Wisconsin, at least one health care system is making sure they are prepared for an incident. Ministry Health Care says they are working closely with Ascension Health, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, the CDC and other state and local partners. Officials said ...

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17 Oct News

Wisconsin Celebrates “Rustic Roads”

This week the entire state of Wisconsin is recognizing the 115 roads that have been designated as rustic roads. This is the fortieth year of the “Rustic Roads” program, a partnership between the Departments of Transportation and Tourism. A ten member board provides the distinction through a nomination process. The roads are designated in part ...

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17 Oct News

Tomahawk Hosting District 1 Act Plays

Eight high school drama teams will take to the stage tomorrow in Tomahawk for the district one act theater competition. Host Tomahawk will perform first starting at 8:30 with their rendition of “The Ever After.” Popular Characters including Jiminy Cricket, Snow White and Cinderella will hit the daytime talk show circuit to try and resolve ...

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16 Oct News

Rural Schools See ~15% Decrease in State General Aid

While the state general aid to school districts was up overall, the money wasn’t distributed evenly. In fact most northwoods schools saw another decrease in that state funding. The Department of Public Instruction released the certified state aid figures yesterday, and those numbers were similar to the estimates released earlier this summer. The net total ...

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16 Oct News

DNR: Check Docks, Rafts, Boat Lifts for Invasives

As waterfront property owners finish their fall chores, the DNR is asking for a quick check of docks, boats, lifts and rafts for aquatic invasive species. That information can provide the DNR with valuable information on the spread of invasives such as the zebra mussel or Eurasian milfoil. Bob Wakeman, an AIS coordinator at the ...

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16 Oct News

Domestic Violence Prevention Event in Merrill

Domestic Violence has made national headlines due to several high profile cases in he NFL, but the topic of domestic violence and its prevention will be covered this afternoon in Merrill. The Lincoln County Coordinated Community Response Team will be holding an event to raise awareness about Domestic Violence today. One of the topics they ...

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16 Oct News

Wausau Man Appears in Court for Lowe Disappearance

Bond has been set at $2 million for a man accused of killing a Wausau woman 4 years ago. Kristopher Torgerson appeared in Marathon County court yesterday where he was advised of his charges and he waived time limits for a preliminary hearing. Torgerson’s charges relate to the disappearance of Stephanie Lowe in 2010. Her ...

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15 Oct News

Start of Fall Wolf Harvest

Today marks the start of the third Wisconsin wolf harvest. Hunters and trappers will face a 40 percent reduction in the overall wolf harvest, with a quota set at 150. Earlier this year, the state’s wolf advisory committee told the Natural Resources Board the number “will continue to reduce the wolf population but at a ...

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15 Oct News

DNR Provides Forest Fire Grants to Area Departments

Many northwoods fire departments will receive additional funding through Forest Fire Protection Grants. This year the DNR announced more than $550,000 in grants through the program, established in 1997, to strengthen local fire departments ability to assist DNR forestry staff in suppression of forest fires. Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp says, “Wisconsin’s fire ...

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15 Oct News

LDF Candidates Get Another Shot at Tribal Council

The four candidates who ran unsuccessfully for the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council will get another chance at a seat on the council in November. Earlier this month eight candidates sought four seats on the Tribal Council. In that same election, council member Herny St. Germaine Sr. was elected as Tribal president, creating an additional ...

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