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15 Jul News

WPS Conducting Natural Gas Pipeline Purge, Flares near Three Lakes

Wisconsin Public Service is conducting maintenance on their natural gas pipelines this week which may lead to some natural gas smells and sights of flames. WPS says they are purging about 22 miles of transmission pipeline from the St. Germain Area to Three Lakes this week. As part of this project, workers burn or flare ...

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15 Jul News

Crimestoppers: Seeking Information on Damage at Inshalla

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating damage to the Inshalla Golf Course near Tomahawk over the weekend. They say on either late Saturday or early Sunday, a vehicle, possibly a dark colored older model, drove onto the putting green and spun its tires. This caused considerable damage. Anyone with information is asked to call ...

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15 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report-July 14

Over the weekend, a park goer reported a male driving his vehicle through the baseball field area and making obscene gestures. The reporting party was concerned about the safety of the kids in the park. The 22 year old male driver was contacted and given a warning for disorderly conduct. Officers received a report of ...

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14 Jul News

Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Northern Wire in Merrill

A Merrill factory suffered extensive damage after an early morning fire. The Merrill Fire Department was called to Northern Wire yesterday morning at 1:30 with a report of smoke coming from the roof of the Taylor Street facility. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire in the metal plating area of the factory. Crews ...

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14 Jul News

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Single Vehicle Accident in Forest County

One person has died in a single vehicle accident in Forest County over the weekend. That crash happened yesterday afternoon at just after 1pm on Old Highway 8 Road in the town of Crandon. Officials say that one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were transported to Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in ...

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14 Jul News

DNR Revamps Fire Restriction Website

The DNR has revamped their fire restrictions website in order to make it more user friendly. The fire restrictions webpage includes daily updates on fire restrictions and also informs users which areas require burning permits. The DNR says that debris burning continues to be the leading cause of Wisconsin wild fires. The new page shows ...

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14 Jul News

Rhinelander Chamber Donates “Hodag Show” Collection to Humane Society

Last month the Rhinelander Chamber was able to use a Hodag to gather donations for the Oneida County Humane Society. The fundraiser took place at their inaugural Boom Lake Log Jam June 20-22. One of the featured events was the Gene Shepard Hodag show performed by Jerry Shidell. Attendees were able to donate a dollar ...

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11 Jul News

UPDATE: Brother and Sister Injured in Vilas County Tubing Accident

UPDATE: The DNR says there were no violations in the tubing accident that sent two children to the hospital last week. That accident occurred on Little Star Lake in Vilas County last Thursday. The 11 and 12 year-olds were being towed on a tube when they struck a nearby pontoon boat. They were each transported ...

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11 Jul News

Kids, Guides take to the Waters in Eagle River

Around 40 kids in the Eagle River Area were able to hit the waters and get some free fishing advice from area experts. The Eagle River Chamber teamed with the Eagle River Fishing Guides association to hold their annual guides/kids fishing day at the Vilas County Fairgrounds. This is the 34th year for the event. ...

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11 Jul News

Wisconsin Lottery Warns of Scam Using their Name

The Wisconsin Lottery is urging players to think twice before giving out personal information to anyone who contacts them and says they have won a lottery prize. The Lottery has heard from several players who recently have been contacted about supposedly winning a special 2nd Chance drawing or other similar drawings.  The caller has attempted ...

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