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09 May News

Pedestrian Allegedly Attempts to Climb on Slowing Vehicle

A Wausau man is facing charges in Lincoln County after a driver said he attempted to climb on top of her car. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was called to Highway 51 in the Town of Birch on Wednesday evening. The caller said she had seen the man walking along the highway and slowed to ...

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09 May News

Local School Districts Share in Library Funding

School districts across the state recently received additional funding that will go towards library materials. The funding, announced by the Department of Public Education late last month, is based on school enrollment. It is used for the purchase of print, digital and technology resources that are housed with the school library program and accessible to ...

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09 May News

Three Lakes Volunteers Removing Invasive Plant

A northwoods community is putting aside a day this weekend to try and reduce an invasive plant. This coming Saturday, Volunteers in Three Lakes are organizing a Buckthorn removal. According to the DNR, buckthorn is a tall understory shrub or small tree. It can push out native plants by creating dense shade and a compound ...

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09 May News

Limited Damage in Weekend Fire at Merrill Apartment

The Merrill Fire Department was able to limit damage caused by an overnight fire this weekend at a Merrill apartment. Crews were called to the building on Logan Avenue at just after 1:30 Saturday morning. The initial report was a fire on the first floor. The Merrill Fire Department says that they were able to ...

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09 May News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report-May 9

A 53 year old Merrill woman was arrested after a driving complaint. A business in Merrill reported a driver struck a pole in their parking lot and left the scene Tuesday evening. A deputy located the vehicle a short time later. Following a field sobriety test the driver was taken into custody for a 1st ...

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06 May News

Tomahawk Pursuing Premier Resort Tax, Storm Water Utility

Tomahawk elected officials will likely put a pair of funding mechanisms in the hands of the voters, possibly as soon as this fall. At last night’s joint meeting, the Board of Public Works and Finance Committees voted unanimously to begin the process of developing a Premier Resort Area Tax or PRAT and a Storm Water ...

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06 May News

Remains Found in Burned Mobile Home in Taylor County

Law enforcement located human remains at a fire site in Taylor County this week. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office announced yesterday that they located the remains at a burned mobile home in a rural area in the northern portion of the county. They say that deputies were asked to investigate a missing persons report from ...

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06 May News

Lac du Flambeau Man Reaches Burglary Plea Deal

A Lac du Flambeau man reached a plea deal in his case involving a string a burglaries in Northern Wisconsin. Joseph Mitchell was initially charged with 19 counts of burglary. At yesterday’s hearing, the 23 year old pleaded no contest to 5 counts. In exchange the remaining charges were dismissed, but will be read in ...

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06 May News

Tomahawk Spring Fling Debuts ‘Wine Walk’

Downtown Tomahawk business owners will once again open their doors to local artists for the annual Spring Fling and Art Walk. As in the past, the stores will have the local artists on hand with traditional art such as painting and photography to some of the more unique such as homemade musky lures, soaps, basketry. ...

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06 May News

Fishing Opener on Saturday

We’re now inside 24 hour for the fishing opener, when tens of thousands of anglers will hit Wisconsin waterways. While pan fishing is open year long, the May opener is when angler’s seek out the state’s walleyes. The DNR continues to ensure that lakes across the state are well stocked with walleye’s through the Wisconsin ...

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