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20 Mar News

Merrill Receives $400,000 to Redevelop Riverfront Properties

A northwoods community has received nearly a half million dollars to help redevelop sites along the Wisconsin River. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced this week that the city of Merrill will receive $415,000 from the state’s Idle Industrial Sites Redevelopment Program. The initiative, established in 2013,helps with redevelopment on abandoned properties throughout the state. ...

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20 Mar News

Tomahawk St. Baldrick’s Campaign Eclipses $10,000

The Tomahawk kids participating in the St. Baldrick’s campaign have surged past their secondary goal. Those students once again shaved their heads Tuesday night to raise money for pediatric cancer. Their initial fundraising goal was $8,000 matching their goal they achieved last year. Their efforts through the event on Tuesday brought the total to around ...

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20 Mar News

12th Annual Taste of Tomahawk on Saturday

The Tomahawk Chamber will welcome in spring with a beach themed event tomorrow. Its time once again for the Taste of Tomahawk. This is the 12th year for the event, which will once again feature local and state breweries and wineries. Ten area food vendors will also be sampling their foods. Events all go on ...

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20 Mar News

Area Reservoirs Starting Spring Fill-Up

While the surface is frozen, water underneath the ice is moving in the area reservoirs. With the spring melt well underway, all five area reservoirs are filling up quickly according to Wisconsin Valley Improvement. After most of the reservoirs reached their low points of the season earlier this month, each has been on a steady ...

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20 Mar News

Man Arrested Alongside Double Homicide Suspect Now in Northwoods Jail

The man arrested in Indiana alongside a double homicide suspect is back in Northern Wisconsin. Twenty two year old Ryan Sisco was taken into custody earlier this month after law enforcement searched for Ashlee Martinson. The 17 year old has been charged with killing her mother and step father March 7. The Oneida County Sheriff’s ...

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19 Mar News

Tomahawk School Board Discusses Referendum at Special Meeting; No Action Taken

While no formal action was taken, the Tomahawk School Board will continue to move in the direction of a referendum. The board held a special meeting last night, where they held a short discussion on referendums after hearing a pair of data heavy presentations. Those presentations are expected to be available on the district website ...

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19 Mar News

Eagle River Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend Reaches Plea

An Eagle River man accused of stabbing and injuring his girlfriend last winter, has reached a plea deal. The trial for Andrew Rosner was set to begin yesterday. Last February the 29 year old got into an argument with his then girlfriend and allegedly stabbed her. The victim was able to drive herself to the ...

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19 Mar News

Hazelhurst Receives State Loan for Town Hall and Fire Barn

An Oneida County town has been approved for a state loan at more than 3 quarters of a million dollars for a building project. This week, the State Board of Commissioners of Public Lands approved $1.6 million in State Trust Fund Loans to support four municipal projects and one school district project. That includes $800,000 ...

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19 Mar News

DNR Trolling Rules Await Legislative Review

New rules to simplify the trolling rules for anglers on state waterways likely won’t be in place for the opening of fishing season. Currently, trolling is allowed on one or more waters in 63 counties statewide and the proposed rules are meant to reduce confusion by opening nearly all waterways. There would still be some ...

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18 Mar News

Lincoln County Board Continues Talks with Merrill about Fairgrounds

While no action was taken last night, Lincoln County continues to inch towards a solution for the fairgrounds. That compromise would involve working with the city of Merrill to replace the grandstand, while improving the concessions and restrooms. The topic is currently at the committee level, but the full board heard an update from Public ...

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