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13 Mar News

Community Reaches Out to Children at Scene of Double Homicide

The Rhinelander Community is reaching out to the children who were at the scene of a double homicide over the weekend. On Sunday morning, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was called to the town of Piehl home of Thomas and Jennifer Ayers. The two were found dead, but three children under the age of 10 ...

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13 Mar News

Fatal Wausau Stabbing Case to Proceed in Adult Court

A judge has ruled that the trial of a teen accused of a fatal stabbing will proceed in adult court. Fifteen year old Dylan Yang was in Marathon County Court yesterday for a preliminary hearing. His attorney tried to have the case moved to juvenile court. Last month Yang was allegedly among a fight with ...

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13 Mar News

County Forests Receive Funding for Roads

County Forests in the area will share in more than a quarter million dollars to help maintain or improve public roads in those forests. The Governor recently announced that 24 counties will share $285,000 overall in state funding administered through the department of transportation. 900 miles of roads met the criteria to qualifiy with Marinette ...

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13 Mar News

Ice Shanty Removal Deadline is Sunday

A sure sign the end of winter is drawing near is the deadlines for ice shanty removal on Wisconsin waters. The first deadline, for those shacks located on Wisconsin waterways south of Highway 64, came and went last weekend. Those using ice shacks on waters north of Highway 64 and the Great Lakes get an ...

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13 Mar News

Deer Advisory Council Meetings Start Next Week

Starting next week, County Deer Advisory Councils across the state will begin meeting to form preliminary antlerless deer quotas and permit level recommendations. Last month the Natural Resources Board approved the population objectives recommended by each county’s council. Last fall the council’s met to determine whether to grow, maintain or decrease the herd. This next ...

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12 Mar News

Rep. Czaja Testifies Before Senate Committee on Waiving Handgun Waiting Period

A northwoods representative and co-author of a bill to eliminate Wisconsin’s 48 hour handgun waiting period was before a senate committee yesterday. Mary Czaja has co-authored the bill with Sen. Van Wanggaard. It would eliminate the current requirements for handgun purchasers to wait 48 hours before the transaction is completed. That law was enacted in ...

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12 Mar News

Northwoods Unemployment Mirrors State Trends

Northwoods counties followed a statewide trend in January unemployment data recently released by the Department of Workforce Development. The information showed an increase in unemployment rates from December to January in all 72 of the states counties. The 2015 January rates, however, were lower than January of 2014. Here in Lincoln County, the January rate ...

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12 Mar News

Nicolet Hosting Amazon Travelogue, Art Gallery

Starting tonight and through the next month, Northwoods residents can take a tour of the Amazon through the eyes of a retired Rhinelander physician. Joe Bodensteiner took a 700 mile journey through the largest river in the world, visiting with primitive tribes and experience life where there are no roads or electricity. He a will ...

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12 Mar News

Snow Melt Closes Trails, Enacts Weight Limits

With the snow melting quickly, many municipalities are making decisions to implement weight limits on their roadways. A quick rundown includes the Town of Tomahawk, whose limits went into effect on Tuesday. Starting today at noon will be the roads in the Town of Somo. Then tomorrow, the town of Bradley, the town of Woodboro, ...

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12 Mar News

WPS: Caution for High Flow on Wisconsin River

Wisconsin Public Service is reminds river users to exercise caution during the spring’s high river flow. Officials from WPS noted that the riverflows increase significantly in the spring. As a result, this can make water activities more dangerous. The spring thaw, while the ground is frozen and vegetation dormant, can result in significant runoff into ...

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