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17 Jul News

Officials Seek Witnesses in Highway Worker Accident Investigation

As investigators continue to look into a fatal accident involving a Lincoln County highway worker, they are seeking possible witnesses. That accident happened Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:30 on State Highway 17 near Smith Road. In particular, officials believe a motorcycle may have been following the car involved in the accident. Investigators are trying to ...

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17 Jul News

Northwoods Groups Holding Invasive Species ID Day

Several area groups are teaming up today to educate the public on invasive species. Its all part of Invasive Species ID Day, and events will be held from Antigo north to Ashland. Today’s effort will feature various activities and educational opportunities, and they’ll focus on both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Invasive Species can be ...

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17 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report

One person was injured after a motorcycle accident on Tuesday evening. Officers were initially notified of a reckless driver. A short time later they received a second call about the accident on East Kings Road. The 19 year old driver initially left the scene but was located a short time later. Officers were called to ...

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16 Jul News

Tomahawk Man Identified as Highway Worker Struck in Fatal Accident

Officials have released the name of a Lincoln County highway worker struck by a vehicle this week. The victim has been identified as 50 year old Marcus Wydeven of Tomahawk. The Sheriff’s office says Wydeven was conducting flagging operations on Highway 17 Tuesday afternoon. He was struck by a southbound vehicle, transported to Ministry Good ...

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16 Jul News

Central Wisconsin Airport Upgrades Announced

Central Wisconsin Airport will receive another round of upgrades, announced yesterday. Much of the project involves reconstructing the center parking lot and landscaping the terminal area. That lot reconstruction includes just under 1,000 stalls. They’ll also replace current lighting with more efficient LEDs, install canopies and new revenue control stations. The project will cost $3.5 ...

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16 Jul News

Rhinelander Woman Reaches Plea in Meth Case

Another individual arrested on drug charges in Rhinelander this spring has reached a plea deal. Jaime Rickert was among five arrested on March 25 following a methamphetamine investigation and a search warrant execution at a Rhinelander home. As part of the plea deal, the 38 year old pleaded no contest to two amended counts of ...

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16 Jul News

Manito Art League Celebrating 50 Years at Annual Art Show

A northwoods art group will celebrate a milestone anniversary when their show kicks off this morning. Its the 50th Anniversary of the Manito Art League and today marks the start of their Annual Art Show in the Manitowish Waters. Organizers say this year’s show will feature over 200 original pieces from 85 area artists. Those ...

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16 Jul News

City of Tomahawk Hwy. 86 Railroad Crossing Work

The City of Tomahawk will be conducting the first of several days of work near the Highway 86 railroad crossing. The project is necessary to repair the approach to the crossing. There is currently structural deterioration underneath causing the approach issues. Public Works Director Mike Tolvstad says there will be three days of work, today, ...

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15 Jul News

Lincoln County Highway Worker Struck and Killed on Hwy 17

A Lincoln County Highway worker has died after being struck by a vehicle yesterday afternoon. Emergency responders were called to Highway 17 north of Smith Road in the Town of Merrill at just after 2:30. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s initial investigation, a vehicle driven by an 84 year old Antigo woman was traveling ...

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15 Jul News

Giant Holding Tank Transported Across Northwoods

A giant holding tank is being transported through the northwoods en route to Canada. The massive fiberglass tank is nearly 20 feet high which can provide a little extra work to transport. Many power and utility lines weren’t designed to accommodate that sized truck load. As a result Wisconsin Public Service has crews traveling with ...

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