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18 Apr News

Low Staffing Levels Reported at Lincoln Hills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New figures show nearly 30 job vacancies among employees who guard residents and work most closely with them at the state’s youth prison in northern Wisconsin. Almost one in five jobs remain vacant at Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls. The institutions share a campus here ...

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18 Apr News

Officials Warn of Fire Danger

Several agencies are reminding residents of the current fire danger. Nearly the entire state of Wisconsin is classified as having a ‘Very High’ forest fire danger rating. According to the DNR, burning was banned over the weekend. That includes burning in barrels, debris piles and grass or wooded areas. While allowed, they also strongly discourage ...

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18 Apr News

Tomahawk Forensics Earns 2 Golds, 16 medals at State

The Tomahawk High School Forensics team had a successful weekend at the 119th annual State Speech Festival. Among the top finishers, a pair of Hatchets earned gold medal performances. They were Olivia Fellers in Poetry and Rachel Wiseman in Solo Acting. Other Medalists include: Silver-Riley Clements and Morgan Waye-Farrago, Olivia Weber, Lindsey Lampe, Mariah Bethel, ...

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18 Apr News

Some Road Limits Being Lifted

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) North Central Region announced the schedule for lifting the springtime posted road weight restrictions on some of the region’s state highways. Weight restrictions will be lifted at noon Monday on: Highways 54 and 173 in Wood County, Highway 107 in Marathon and Lincoln County and Highway 153 in Marathon ...

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18 Apr News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report-April 18

A 27 year old Wausau man was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Pine River. The caller reported the incident occurred in a vehicle and resulted in a broken window in that vehicle. The man was located in the City of Merrill later in the day. He was ...

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15 Apr News

Gov. Walker Signs Managed Forest Land Bill in Northwoods

Speaking of Tom Tiffany, he flanked Governor Scott Walker yesterday as the Governor signed a Tiffany authored bill into law. The signing of the managed forest law took place in Rhinelander yesterday. Bill 434 is said to make the MFL program to make it more user friendly and easier to administer. The law is expected ...

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15 Apr News

Sen. Tiffany Announces Reelection Bid

As expected, State Senator Tom Tiffany will seek re-election. The first term senator, formally announced that decision yesterday. In the announcement, Tiffany called it a privilege representing the people of the 12th district the past 4 years. Tiffany is finishing his first term, after previously serving a two year term in the assembly. Among his ...

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15 Apr News

Rhinelander RN Receives DAISY Award

A Rhinelander nurse was named the inaugural recipient of an award for his work in hospice care. According to Ministry, RN Todd Olson was presented with a DAISY award ceremony held earlier this week. This was Ministry Rhinelander’s first participation in this national award. DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.Along with the accolades, ...

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15 Apr News

DNR Offering Invasive Species Video Contest

The DNR is encouraging residents to dust off their cinematography skills to help fight Invasive Species. This year the department is introducing a video contest, encouraging participants to show how they protect the places they play from invasive species. The contest is being held in conjunction with the state’s 12th annual Invasive Species Awareness Month ...

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15 Apr News

Reservoirs within Foot of Full

As the start of the boating season begins, the area reservoirs are being measured in inches below full. According to data from Wisconsin Valley Improvement, 4 of the 5 reservoirs are within a foot of full. The loan exception is the Spirit which is being kept at around 6 feet down. The Rainbow is currently ...

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