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26 Jun News

Relay for Life Returns to Tomahawk

The last weekend in June means the return of the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Tomahawk. This year’s theme is Just Beat It- A tribute to the 80′s. Last year organizers moved the Walk to Memorial Park and to a Saturday event. The new location takes advantage of the scenic river walk ...

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26 Jun News

DNR ‘Operation Dry Water’ Enforcement

Law enforcement officials will be hitting waterways across the state this weekend to ensure that boaters aren’t operating while intoxicated. Lead by the Department of Natural Resources, its time once again for Operation Dry Water. This is the seventh year for the enforcement event dedicated to increasing public awareness about sober boat operation. The U.S. ...

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26 Jun News

Affordable Care Act Statement from Ministry

While many will debate the results and ramifications of a Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, at least one northwoods health care provider has weighed in. Yesterday the US Supreme Court upheld the ACA with a vote of 6-3, both swing votes siding with the law. Shortly after the ruling was announced, Ministry ...

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26 Jun News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers stood by at several locations as a storm passed through the area Monday morning. There were downed trees across a roadway in at least one location as well as a tree across a powerline. A 17 year old Tomahawk girl was taken into custody at the request of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office. The ...

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25 Jun News

State Grant to Improve Opioid Addiction Treatment in Northern Wisconsin

A nearly $3.5 million grant to help treat opioid addiction in Northern Wisconsin was recently announced. The grant is being awarded to the Family Health Center of Marshfield on behalf of the North Central Region Opioid Consortium. The formal announcement was made in Minocqua last Friday. As part of the agreement, the Wisconsin Department of ...

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25 Jun News

Camp American Legion Gets Expanded Land

Veterans will have some additional land at a special camp in Northern Wisconsin. At their meeting yesterday, the state Natural Resources board approved leasing an additional 225 acres of land to Camp American Legion. That property is located in Lake Tomahawk within the Northern Highland-American Legion state forest. The updated lease expands Camp American Legion ...

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25 Jun News

Wausau Downtown Airport Announces Runway Improvements

The Wausau Downtown Airport will be getting some pavement work this summer to help preserve a runway. Yesterday Governor Scott Walker announced that $167,000 project to microsurface Runway 5/23 and crack seal airfield pavements at the airport. Matt Messina, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said that the project will extend ...

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25 Jun News

DNR Survey Shows Stable Waterfowl Population

Despite less than ideal early year weather conditions, the Wisconsin spring waterfowl surveys indicate a stable population. In fact, the DNR says, for all species, population counts showed no significant change from last year. The 2015 total Wisconsin breeding duck population estimate of 373,000 is similar to 2014, but 16 percent below the long-term average. ...

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25 Jun News

Thursday Road Work on Highway 51 near Tomahawk

Drivers on Highway 51 south of Tomahawk should be aware of some roadwork today which could cause delays. The Department of Transportation says that motorists can expect to encounter a single lane closure on Southbound 51 between county S and Little Pine Creek. The closure is necessary for crews to complete repairs to damaged beam ...

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24 Jun News

Copperbox, Community Cookout at Music on the River

Music will be returning to Memorial Park in Tomahawk once again this evening for the first Music on the River show of the summer. This evening Copperbox will take to the stage. The Oshkosh band features a husband and wife lead. Their music is a twist on blues rock that includes an accordion and saxophone. ...

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