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16 Apr News

Merrill Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of Child

A Merrill man has been taken into custody following an investigation into inappropriate contact with a teen. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says that 24 year old Travis L. Liebers was arrested yesterday morning. Officials say he admitted to driving a 15 year old girl to remote locations where the two engage in sexual activity ...

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16 Apr News

Rhinelander Student Joins Other Herb Kohl Recipients in Northwoods

The Rhinelander School district has announced that one of their students has been selected for a Herb Kohl Scholarship, joining several other previously announced recipients from here in the area. Northwoods Community Secondary School 12th grader Alana Towne was selected for a $3,000 Initiative Scholarship. This particular scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated ...

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16 Apr News

Fire Warnings Across the State

The DNR is cautioning residents across the state, after they have responded to numerous fires in recent weeks. Yesterday, a ‘Red Flag Warning’ was issued for much of the Western and Central regions of the state. A Red Flag Warning is issued when a variety of weather factors come together to create especially dangerous wild-land ...

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15 Apr News

Middle School Principal Leaves Tomahawk District

Yesterday’s Tomahawk School Board meeting turned emotional as several departures were confirmed. The most notable is Middle School Principal Trish Detert. She is returning to her home of Merrill where she will take over as the principal of Washington Elementary. It was an opportunity difficult to pass up as her children attend the school. The ...

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15 Apr News

Pair of Bills Co-Authored by Rep. Czaja Pass Assembley

Despite the political divide in Madison, a pair of bills co-authored by a northwoods legislator passed the assembly with bi-partisan support. Representative Mary Czaja was pleased with the passage of each bill she sponsored. One protects the environment; the other is related to responses in emergency situations. Assembly Bill 15 bans the use of microbeads ...

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15 Apr News

Fatal Crash in Oneida County

One person has died in a crash yesterday morning in Northern Oneida County. The accident was reported at just before 8am on Highway 17 at County A in the Town of Sugar Camp. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says that there were two vehicles involved in the crash, one rolled following the accident. The driver ...

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15 Apr News

Homicide Suspect Requests Change of Venue

Attorneys for a Rhinelander man accused of a homicide more than 10 years ago is seeking to move the case to a different location. Shannon Wolf had a hearing in Oneida County Court yesterday. Earlier this year, he was arrested on first degree intentional homicide charges in the death of Kenneth Wells in 2003. Court ...

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15 Apr News

Utility Disconnection Moratorium Comes to an End

Today marks the end of the utility disconnection moratorium. Currently State law bars utilities from disconnecting residential service between November 1 and April 15. After that date, customers could face disconnection unless they make payments or arrangements. Last month Wisconsin Public Service said that more than 28,000 customers were at least 4 months behind on ...

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15 Apr News

Tomahawk School Board Recap-April 14

In addition to the several departures, there was plenty of other action at last night’s board meeting including three student presentations. The first was a musical performance by 5th graders. The FBLA updated their trip to the governor’s conference on tourism, of which Tomahawk was the only school to send representatives. Finally was a report ...

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14 Apr News

Ministry Health Care Announces Major Initiatives

Yesterday Ministry Health Care announced a series of changes and expansions aimed at improving access for patients in more community-based settings at lower cost. The health care provider announced those plans in a news release yesterday afternoon, they were approved by their Board of Directors last week. Amongst the changes announced is an expansion of ...

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