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19 Jan News

Identity Theft during Tax Season

January often marks the start of tax season, and one local group is reminding residents to be aware of scammers. Tax-related identify theft is on the rise, one estimate places it at increases of more than 600% in recent years, according to Mike Hauser, president of Northland CPA’s, a tax consulting and financial services firm ...

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19 Jan News

Public Input Meeting on Wolf River Bridge Project in Langlade Cty

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public input on a Langlade County Bridge project at a meeting one week from tonight. According to the DOT, the Wolf River Bridge on Highway 52 is nearing the end of its service life and requires replacement. They have tentatively scheduled the work for 2018, however the ...

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19 Jan News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers responded to an altercation at a Tomahawk apartment Friday night. One individual reported a beer dumped on her head, but otherwise the incident was verbal in nature only. No further police action was taken. Officers observed a driver known to be suspended. Following a traffic stop, the k9 had a positive hit. As a ...

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18 Jan News

World Snowmobile Derby Champ Crowned; Van Strydonk Finishes Second

The World Snowmobile Derby Championship will return to Northern Wisconsin. Matt Schulz of Wausau Wisconsin lead wire to wire in yesterday’s  53rd running of the Amsoil World Championships in Eagle River. The 30 lap race took place in temperatures that hovered right around zero. Schulz began the race in the second hole, but claimed the ...

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18 Jan News

Illinois Man Dies in Oneida County Snowmobile Accident

A second fatal snowmobile crash happened Saturday evening in Oneida County. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile accident on a trail near Highway 47 and Wolf Road at approximately 6:15. The driver of the sled was located and pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has now been identified ...

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18 Jan News

Fatal Snowmobile Accident in Vilas County Saturday

Unfortunately there were two fatal snowmobile accidents over the weekend here in the Northwoods. The first incident occurred in Vilas County Saturday morning. According to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department that crash happened at approximately 10am in Land O’Lakes. Responders were called to South Crystal Lake Road which is designated as a snowmobile route. Officials ...

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18 Jan News

Frozen Road Law Takes Effect on State Roads in Zone 1

Frigid temperatures have allowed a portion of the state’s frozen road law to take effect over the weekend. That announcement from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, now in effect, includes numbered state and federal highways in Zone 1. Zone 1 roads are those highways north of US 8. The frozen road law allows heavier loads ...

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15 Jan News

Update: Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails

With two exceptions, Lincoln County’s state funded snowmobile trails designated as Zone 1 on the 2016 Lincoln County Snowmobile Map will be open effective at 8:00 AM on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The two exceptions are the segment of Corridor 17 west of Pankows Bar (crossing Highway 107 and the Wisconsin River) and Corridor 19 ...

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15 Jan News

Irma Fire

A fire has destroyed a garage and damaged a home near Irma, according to Lincoln County officials.  The fire started at approximately 9 am Thursday morning at the home Hwy 51.  The homeowner called 911.  No one was hurt in the fire, and both of the couple’s dogs got out safely.  Fire crews from 3 ...

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15 Jan News

Fishing Unlimited Contest

Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited is hosting a fishing contest this Saturday, January 16th.  The contest will run from 6 am to 6 pm.  Anglers may fish any body of water, as long as they are registered.  Registration will be held at Aquatic Arts, Chuck’s Sport Shop, Tomahawk BP, Viegut’s Do It Express, and Road Lake Pub.  ...

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