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04 Apr Uncategorized

WPS Talks Safety During Dam Safety Awareness Week

Wisconsin Public Service is joining several other groups in observing Dam Safety Awareness Week. The week’s purpose is to emphasize the importance of safety near dams and on waterways to help prevent accidents. Many of the accidents and fatalities that occur near dams could be prevented by using common sense, practicing safety, staying clear of ...

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03 Mar Uncategorized

Merrill Basketball Coach Resigns

Amid an investigation into his conduct following a game, a local basketball coach will step down at the conclusion of the season. Merrill basketball coach Kurt Soderburg was suspended last month, along with a JV coach. The investigation into Soderberg comes from a reported interaction with a parent following a game against Green Bay East ...

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03 Mar Uncategorized

Walker Signs ATV Bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP)Among a flurry of bills signed into law by the governor was one that will allow young children to operate bigger ATVs. The bill’s authors, Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and Rep. Adam Jarchow, say the bill is designed to continue to allow small children to drive ATVs as manufacturers phase out smaller models. Under ...

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21 Sep Uncategorized

DNR Agrees to Sell Vilas County Lake Frontage to Walker donor

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A published report says a major donor to Gov. Scott Walker has reached an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources to buy some prime lakefront property in northern Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the agreement calls for the DNR to sell Elizabeth Uihlein (EE’-lyn) 765 feet of frontage on Rest ...

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10 Jul Uncategorized

‘Bring it to the House’ Motorcycle Run Benefits Area Homeless Shelter

A motorcycle run this weekend will benefit a new homeless shelter that will provide service here in the Tomahawk area. Organizers of Our Sister’s House have organized ‘Bring it to the House.’ Its a self guided motorcycle ride through the northwoods. Maps will guide riders on a 120 mile, 5 stop tour of the area. ...

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18 May Uncategorized

Two arrested in City of Rhinelander

On May 15, 2015, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, along with members of the Rhinelander Police Department, the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG), and the Wisconsin Department of Justice continued an investigation involving the use, manufacture, and delivery of controlled substances, specifically methamphetamine. Events surrounding this investigation led to the execution of a State Search ...

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15 May Uncategorized

Northwoods Legislators Support ‘Teach II’ Proposal

  Two northwoods legislators are lauding the passage of a motion they feel will help rural school districts advance the use of technology. Coming from legislative districts comprised almost entirely of rural schools, both Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Mary Czaja voted in favor of Teach II. The motion, as part of the budget process ...

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15 May Uncategorized

Mock Car Crashes at Local High Schools

An annual educational campaign occurring in High Schools each spring is the mock crash. Schools in the Northwoods will once again be participating in similar campaigns. The mock crashes will generally follow a safe driving theme such as drinking and driving or texting while driving. The Merrill School District hosted their mock crash earlier this ...

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12 Mar Uncategorized

Man Arrested with Homicide Suspect not Believed Involved

Officials from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office continue to update their double homicide investigation from over the weekend. Seventeen year old Ashlee Martinson is currently being held in Boone County Indiana where she was arrested along with Ryan Sisco on Sunday. Martinson is challenging her extradition back to Wisconsin and will have a hearing on ...

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27 Nov Uncategorized

Avoid Cyber Criminals When Shopping Online

  Shoppers across the state will get a jump start on their holiday shopping tomorrow on what has become ‘black Friday’ both in instore and online. The state department of Consumer Protection is warning online shoppers that cyber criminals may look to target holiday shoppers. Sandy Chalmers with the department says that cyber thieves are ...

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