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02 Jan News

Man Arrested for Hitting Marathon County Canine Officer

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a California man after they say he struck a police k-9 during an investigation. Authorities were initially called to a domestic incident in Rib Mountain on New Years Eve. The 29 year old from Palm Springs was accused of assaulting a woman and breaking a car windshield. Deputies say ...

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02 Jan News

House Fire in Town of Nokomis

A New Years Eve fire left a home in the Town of Nokomis destroyed. Crews were initially called to the Buckhorn Lane home after a passerby spotted the fire on Wednesday evening at just before 8pm. No one was home at the time of the fire, no injuries were reported. Crews from the Nokomis Fire ...

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02 Jan News

Portions of Lincoln County Snowmobile Trail System Set to Open Saturday

Tomahawk area snowmobilers are getting the news they have been waiting for. Starting tomorrow at 8:00am most trails in zones 1 and 3 will be opening up. These are trails lying north of Highway 86 and Corridor 17, in addition to those east of Highway 51. Zone 2 will remain closed, as will winter ATV ...

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02 Jan News

Organizers Seeking Ruffed Grouse Society Chapter in Tomahawk

A group of outdoor enthusiasts are trying to help the local ruffed grouse population in the area. The first step in that process is forming a new Tomahawk chapter for the Ruffed Grouse Society. Local organizers say that participating with the more than 50 year old national organization could lead to local habitat protection, restoration, ...

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02 Jan News

Man Dies of Suspected Heart Attack While Driving

Officials believe a man died of a heart attack while driving with his family in Marathon County. Law enforcement and first responders went to the crash on County Line Road at around 6:30 yesterday morning. They discovered the vehicle entered the ditch suffering minor damage. The 66 year old male driver was not breathing and ...

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01 Jan News

Tomahawk Hosts New Year’s Polar Plunge

The slight warm up today will be a welcome sight for a group of Tomahawk residents taking a quick dip in Lake Mohawksin. Its time once again for the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge here in Tomahawk. Its now the tenth year for the event that is hosted in front of the Happy Snapper. In ...

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01 Jan News

Poor Ice Conditions Force Cancellation of Eagle River Ice Castle

Poor ice conditions will prevent an Eagle River tradition from being constructed this winter. Organizers have said that they will not be able to construct the famous ice castle. The large sculpture is built each year using blocks of ice harvested from Silver Lake. They generally need more than a foot of ice, unfortunately at ...

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01 Jan News

Monthly Unemployment Up in Northwoods, Down from Last Year

In the latest round of unemployment estimates, the northwoods counties saw a month to month uptick, but were significantly lower than a year ago. The November estimates, released this past week by the Department of Workforce Development, followed a statewide trend. When compared to October, the rates were up. However 71 of the 72 counties ...

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01 Jan News

$1,000 Winner in FOTA Calendar Drawing

A Tomahawk man will start off the new year with some extra cash in his pocket. Earlier today Richard Behnke was selected as the winner of the Friends of the Tomahawk Airport (FOTA) calendar winner. The group starts off their new contest each year with a $1000 winner on January 1st. While the chance to ...

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31 Dec News

Tomahawk Dance Team Performing at Orange Bowl

The Tomahawk High School Dance team will get the opportunity of a lifetime this evening, performing on the field of one of the biggest college football games. The 18 member squad will be performing at tonight’s Capital One Orange Bowl at Sunlife Stadium in Miami, Florida. Their journey actual began a year ago when coach ...

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