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25 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report

A business reported a theft involving two of their employees, each 16 years old. One of the teens was located immediately and cited for retail theft, the second will also receive a citation. A resident reported ordering a package which was delivered to her porch and then went missing. She is working with the company ...

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24 Aug News

Motorcyclist Recovering After Falling from Bridge in Crash

A motorcyclist was hospitalized after being thrown from his bike into the water below a bridge in Vilas County. That accident happened Saturday afternoon at just after 4:00pm on Highway 70 near Eagle River. The operator of the bike lost control near the bridge over the channel between Catfish and Voyageur Lakes. The Vilas County ...

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24 Aug News

When Prepping Seasonal Cabins Be Aware of Possible Break-Ins

With another seasonal change approaching, many outdoor enthusiasts are prepping their cabins for fall and winter activities. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is reminding cabin owners to be vigilant for the possibility of break-ins. Thieves often target cabins stocked with items such as weapons, generators, hunting gear, televisions, gasoline, and power equipment. The Sheriff’s Department ...

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24 Aug News

Tomahawk School Open Houses

With the countdown to the first day of school is a little more than a week, each of the schools in the Tomahawk District will hold their back to school open houses this week. First up is the Tomahawk Public School’s open houses for elementary, middle and high school. That’s tomorrow. The Open House events ...

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24 Aug News

Record Setting Musky Open Wraps Up

A record number of anglers registered for this year’s National Championship Musky Open in Eagle River which wrapped up yesterday afternoon. Organizers say 1,266 anglers participated, breaking the record set last year. Those teams caught 195 muskies over the 3 day fishing period, which was just shy of the record. Andrew Martin of Williams Bay ...

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24 Aug News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

An Antigo man became trapped, but was uninjured after rolling his pulp truck last week. That accident happened last Monday on County R. The 54 year old driver was eventually able to free himself and denied medical transport. It took approximately 4 hours to clear the scene due to assessment of the fuel spill. A ...

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24 Aug News

Upcoming Northwoods Road Projects

A pair of road projects this week may slow traffic here in the Northwoods. Some bridge maintenance is planned on Highway 51 in the Merrill area. Starting today, crews will be working on the 5 bridges between the Wisconsin River Bridge and Lincoln County K. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH through ...

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21 Aug News

Cigarette May Have Sparked Fire at Wausau Motel

Officials believe a cigarette may be to blame for a fire at a Wausau motel earlier this week. That fire at the Ponderosa Motel on Grand Avenue displaced 26 people who lived at the property. According to a news release, one of the occupants reported leaving a glass ashtray on top of a couch prior ...

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21 Aug News

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Begins

North Central law enforcement agencies will join others across the state in targeting drunken driving the next two weeks. Its time once again for the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign, which kicks off today. The department of transportation says that enforcement and educational efforts have reduced the number of alcohol-related crashes by approximately ...

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21 Aug News

Eagle River Hosting 30th Annual Musky Fishing Tournament

More than 1,000 musky anglers have converged in Northern Wisconsin for one of the largest Musky tournaments in the country. This year marks the 30th annual National Championship Musky Open Tournament, hosted in the Eagle River area by their Chamber and the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin. Over 1,200 anglers participated in this event last ...

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