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06 Apr News

Several Grass Fires in Lincoln County

Although today’s snow may make it a non-issue, officials say there has been an increase in the number of grass fires in the area. In Lincoln County alone, fire crews responded to three separate grass fires last week. The first occurred Wednesday afternoon in the town of Birch. Driven by high winds, the fire was ...

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03 Apr News

Man Rescued from Squirrel Lake in Minocqua

A civilian rescued a fisherman who had fallen through an Oneida County lake yesterday. The Minocqua Police Department says that incident happened at just after 1:00pm on Squirrel Lake in Minocqua. The 911 call reported that a 56 year old Mercer man had broken through the ice approximately 100 yards from shore. As rescue crews ...

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03 Apr News

7 Arrested in Marathon County following Car Chase, Home Search

Seven people were arrested on drug related charges following a several month long investigation and a brief car chase in Wausau. The Marathon County Sheriff’s office says they had been monitoring a home suspected of being a drug trafficking place. On Wednesday evening investigators attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the property. Officials say that ...

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03 Apr News

Area Reservoirs Thawing and Rising

As the area reservoirs continue to thaw, they are also continuing to fill up. The five reservoirs reached their low points for the winter the week of March 12. Since that time they have been increase the water volume according to information from the WVIC. Here the Tomahawk area, Nokomis has come up 4 feet ...

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03 Apr News

Easter Events in Tomahawk Culminate with Free Community Dinner

As in years past, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tomahawk will again provide a free Community Easter Dinner. The meal will be served from 11 to 1 on Sunday. Organizers say they serve ham, along with sides and a dessert. For more information and arrangements for shut-in delivery, contact the church office. Of course area ...

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02 Apr News

Nicolet Names Nelson New President

After a several month search, Nicolet College has named their next school president. The Nicolet Board of Trustees says that Richard Nelson has officially accepted the position. Nelson currently serves as Provost at Paul Smith’s College in New York. Nelson says it is an honor to be selected and have an opportunity to serve the ...

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02 Apr News

Population Up in Wisconsin, Down Slightly in Northwoods

While the overall population in the state of Wisconsin increased, most counties in northern Wisconsin have less people. The US Census Bureau released their latest census estimates late last month. Overall most counties in the state saw relatively small changes, with increases in 37 counties, decreases in 35. As a whole, Wisconsin gained around 14,000 ...

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02 Apr News

Public Service Disconnection Moratorium Date Approaches

Wisconsin Public Service says they have an increase in customers behind on their utility bill as the disconnection moratorium date approaches. In a news release, WPS said that as of the February billing period more than 28,000 customers were at least 4 months behind on their utility bills. That’s an increase of 2,000 customers compared ...

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02 Apr News

Rhinelander HS Qualifies Two Teams for Financial Challenge Bowl

Rhinelander High School recently swept the top two spots at a regional, qualifying both teams for the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl state finals. The event is part of a financial literacy program for high school students, teaching a wide range of topics that align with Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Personal Finance This is ...

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01 Apr News

Neighboring Communities Explore Options with Brokaw Financial Issues

Officials in two Marathon County towns are looking at their options if they end up incurring the $3 million debt of a neighboring village. The towns of Texas and Maine could take on the village of Brokaw’s assets and debt if it decides to dissolve. The paper mill left Brokaw in 2011. As a result ...

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