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The Oneida County Board has approved joining a nationwide lawsuit sought against manufacturers of opiates.

The action is relatively new with Oneida county among early counties in the nation to join the pending suit. The suit alleges drug manufacturers were aware of the addiction risks but did not adequately inform the public.

County attorney Brian Desmond says the Wisconsin Counties Association is pushing members to get into the lawsuit now to increase the chances of recovering costs associated with battling the problem.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a vigil Friday evening in Rhinelander needs volunteers to make known the victims of domestic violence homicides in Wisconsin.

Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault is hosting the vigil Friday evening at the Green Space at Trig's downtown.

Executive Director Shellie Holmes says the Wisconsin's annual domestic violence homicide report is also released in October....

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The Oneida County Board has approved the official request to the state for the operation of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Oneida County. The agencies provide a variety of services to older adults.

Since 2012, the Oneida County Department on Aging has been partnering with the ADRC of the Northwoods to provide services for older adults in this region. The state has moved to consolidate the county departments with the ADRC's to reduce duplication of effort.

Large crowd attends veterans memorial dedication

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PRESQUE ISLE – An eternal flame now burns brightly in the small town of Presque Isle, as it honors all servicemen and servicewomen who served the United States during its conflicts both here and abroad over the last 250 years.

The eternal flame is part of the Wilderness Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated in a formal ceremony Saturday, Oct. 14 with about 400-450 people attending the event held in Pipke Park.

Needed In Wisconsin: At Least 27,000 Nurses

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Wisconsin News Connection is here.

MADISON, Wis. - The need for registered nurses continues to grow in Wisconsin.

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Oneida County Land and Water Conservation has received grant money to help shoreland landowners preserve their shorelines and in so doing help preserve water quality.

County Conservationist Michele Sadauskas says the grant is for $40,000 from the Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection for lakeshore restoration projects.

The property owner partner with the county to preserve up to 35 feet from the shoreline....

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It is said to be a howling good time, but it's also a fundraiser for a very serious cause.

The third annual Bark in the Dark is set for Saturday near Rhinelander.

The fundraiser benefits the regional Relay for Life in the Northwoods, helping cancer patients in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties.

American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Diane Gies  details what they do...

10-16-17 Local Newscast

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An Eagle River man, Jeremiah Solis, 30, appeared in Vilas County court Monday for his initial appearance on two homicide charges as a result of an incident in early Sept on Wall Street resulting in the shooting death of Connor Stephens. Vilas County District Attorney Martha Milanowski filed a charge of homicide by firearm with having a controlled substance, marijuana. A second charge filed was homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon.

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Court Appearance For ER Man Charged In Shooting Death

An Eagle River man, Jeremiah Solis, 30, appeared in Vilas County court Monday for his initial appearance on two homicide charges as a result of an incident in early Sept on Wall Street resulting in the shooting death of Connor Stephens. Vilas County District Attorney Martha Milanowski filed a charge of homicide by firearm with having a controlled substance, marijuana. A second charge filed was homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon. According to the criminal complaint, Officer...

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