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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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31 Dec News

Tomahawk Finally Approves Oneida Drive Sale

With two quick votes, the Tomahawk City Council approved the sale of a city owned manufacturing facility on the northside of town. The council held a special meeting yesterday morning where they agreed to sell 227 Oneida Drive to SDI Properties. Mutlitek North America, a hydraulics manufacturer focused on forestry equipment will utilize the space. ...

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31 Dec News

Alaska State Troopers say Wisconsin man missing since August

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public’s help in a search for a 72-year-old Wisconsin man who disappeared in August. Troopers say Roger Yaeger of Eagle River, Wisconsin, traveled to Alaska over the summer to view wildlife. Family members last heard from Yaeger Aug. 8 when he visited a relative in ...

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31 Dec News

Add Forest, Langlade Counties to Snowmobile Trail Openings

With snow and frigid temperatures, additional snowmobile trails in the Northwoods are opening. The Forest County Forestry and Parks department announced that their 400 mile trail system opened as of yesterday. As is the case, they said that their trails are in early season condition. Also opening today is Section A of the snowmobile trails ...

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30 Dec News

Tomahawk Woman Targeted in Scam

Scammers continue to target northwoods residents, with another victim in Lincoln County. A Tomahawk woman contacted the Police Department to report the incident. The scammer followed a similar script, asking for a payment using either a Green Dot card, a money gram or Western Union. This time, according to the report, the woman lost $6,000.Payment ...

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