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09 Dec News

Minimal Injuries when Small Plane Overturns in Arbor Vitae

Both the pilot and passenger were able to walk away from a plane crash at the Arbor Vitae airport over the weekend. Officials say the incident happened at just before noon on Sunday near the runway. The plane was returning from a short flight to the Three Lakes area. When the pilot was attempting to ...

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09 Dec News

Merrill Officers, Residents Enjoy ‘Coffee with Cops’

Merrill Police officers sat down with community members earlier today to discussing policing over a cup of coffee. It was all part of the Coffee with a Cop program, designed to provide an informal setting for residents to get to know police. Officers joined community members earlier this morning at First Street Coffee Shop in ...

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09 Dec News

Local Deer Harvest Down in 2014

Its been a little over a week since the hunters emerged from the woods ending the 2014 gun deer season. As we learned last week, the overall harvest was down 15.5%, with hunter registering 192,000 deer according to preliminary figures. DNR officials attributed part of that decline to recent harsh winters, coupled with a limitation ...

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09 Dec News

Tomahawk Police Report

A Tomahawk resident reported someone trying to kick in her door early Saturday morning.Officers found an intoxicated 24 year old male who admitted to driving to the residence. He was taken into custody for operating while intoxicated second offense. He was then released to a responsible party. Officers were called to a home Saturday morning ...

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08 Dec News

Man Targeted by Scammers Twice in Recent Weeks

Law enforcement officials are investigating after an elderly Merrill man was targeted by scammers not once, but twice in recent weeks. The man told investigators he was contacted regarding a lottery win, but needed to cover the taxes at a cost of $6,500. The man was instructed to use a green dot card to cover ...

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08 Dec News

Man Arrested Following Hour Long Search North of Tomahawk

A man is in custody following a search through the woods north of Tomahawk over the weekend. A deputy was initially contacted regarding a welfare check on the 35 year old man who was told not to drive. On Sunday morning, the deputy located the vehicle on Highway 8 and attempted a traffic stop. The ...

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08 Dec News

Merrill Man Places in Las Vegas Rodeo Event

A Merrill native scored a top finish at the Rodeo championships held in Las Vegas this past week. Noah Lassa was invited to the event for the Steer Wrestling championship. Only the top 5 permit holders in each of the 6 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events are selected for the challenge. Lassa’s first run was ...

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08 Dec News

Frozen Road Declaration in Region 1

Heavy load truckers got some good news over the weekend as the state put the frozen road law into effect. Each winter, the declaration is issued once the ground under highway pavement is frozen to at least 18 inches. The frozen road law allows for approximately 20% heavier loads for trucks carrying peeled or unpeeled ...

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08 Dec News

Lincoln County Sheriff Report-December 8

Traffic on US Hwy 51 was slowed for several hours on Wednesday evening after a semi went off the highway into the median. The incident happened at just after 6 near Lincoln Drive. The driver says he reached down for a bottle of water and his truck slid off the road into the median. The ...

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05 Dec News

Sen. Tiffany Joins Rep. Czaja on Joint Finance Committee

Both local legislators will serve on the powerful joint finance committee when the session resumes next year. Yesterday Senator Tom Tiffany was appointed to serve on the committee charged with reviewing appropriations including the state budget. He joins Rep. Mary Czaja who was named last month. Tiffany said of being named to the 16 member ...

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