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01 Apr News

Senator Baldwin Stops at NTC, Bull Falls Brewery

As expected, US Senator Tammy Baldwin was in northern Wisconsin yesterday, making stops at North Central Technical College and Bull Falls Brewery. The junior senator from Wisconsin spoke with students and faculty before touring the school’s manufacturing program and addressing some of her efforts regarding education. That includes efforts to advance Wisconsin’s Technical College system ...

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01 Apr News

Avoid Drawing Bears in by Removing Food Sources

With spring in the air, many bears across Wisconsin are emerging from their dens. The DNR is urging homeowners to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts with hungry bears. Officials say black bears normally avoid human contact, but food sources including accessible garbage cans or bird feeder can draw bears in. Spring is an especially ...

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01 Apr News

PCA of Tomahawk Getting New Boiler

PCA here in Tomahawk will be starting up a new power boiler during the month of April.  As part of the process officials say there may be intermittent steam venting episodes associated with the boiler start-up activities. It is possible that the steam venting may be loud enough to be noticeable off site. PCA is ...

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01 Apr News

YMCA of the Northwoods Names CEO

The YMCA of the Northwoods has announced that they will lift the interim tag from their CEO. Laurie Schlitt previously accepted a two year interim contract in April of 2013. At their most recent meeting, the board unanimously approved her for the full-time position. When taking over two years ago, she stressed the importance of ...

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31 Mar News

Senator Baldwin to Stop at NTC, Bull Falls Brewery

US Senator Tammy Baldwin will be making several stops in the Northwoods this afternoon, taking tours and discussing issues at two facilities. Senator Baldwin’s first planned stop will be at North Central Technical College, where she’ll met with faculty and students. Following a tour of the school’s manufacturing program, she’ll discuss efforts to make higher ...

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31 Mar News

February Unemployment Estimates up in Northwoods

Like the previous unemployment estimates, rates in the northwoods rose once again in February. The Department of Workforce Development once again released their monthly estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the rate increased from January to February in 2/3 of the counties leaving the statewide estimate at 5.5% Counties in this area followed ...

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31 Mar News

Watch for Final Four Ticket Scams

  Anyone planning on going to Indianapolis to root on the Badgers should make sure their Final Four tickets are real. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is reminding fans that scammers are willing to take advantage of the March Madness excitement. Assistant Deputy Secretary Sandy Chalmers says, “Demand for Final Four ...

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31 Mar News

Road Construction Worker Injured in Accident

A construction worker was injured in an accident while working on a road project near Wausau. That incident happened yesterday afternoon as crews worked on a portion of Highway 29 at the Wisconsin River in Rothschild. Police said that the 53 year old was pinned by a beam which fell at around 1:30. Officials say ...

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31 Mar News

Tomahawk Police Report

Tomahawk Police were alerted to the possible identity theft of a Tomahawk resident. The discovery was made by the individual’s tax preparer. At this time the person only wanted the incident on file. An officer made a traffic stop for speeding, the k9 had a positive hit. The driver will be cited for possession of ...

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31 Mar News

Storage Shed Fire at Merrill Church

A weekend fire in Merrill caused several thousand dollars in damages. Merrill Fire crews were dispatched to St. Francis Church on 10th street for a fire to a storage shed on the property. They arrived to find the structure burned over night and was still smoldering. Firefighters extinguished any remaining hotspots. The only items remaining ...

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