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The Tip Of The Common Sparkler Is 1200 degrees

An expert is asking everyone using legal fireworks this weekend to remember the cost that can occur during what should be a fun time.Tod Pritchard from Wisconsin Emergency Management says the safest way to celebrate the holiday is leave it to professional displays. He says a sparkler tip burns at 1200 degrees..."....if you put that into perspective, water boils at about 200 degrees...wood burns at about 600 degrees...glass melts at 900, so 1200 is extremely hot...." U.S. hospital emergency...
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An expert is asking everyone using legal fireworks this weekend to remember the cost that can occur during what should be a fun time.

Tod Pritchard from Wisconsin Emergency Management says the safest way to celebrate the holiday is leave it to  professional displays. He says a sparkler tip burns at 1200 degrees...

"....if you put that into perspective, water boils at about 200 degrees...wood burns at about 600 degrees...glass melts at 900, so 1200 is extremely hot...."

Northwoods Celebrates Fourth of July

Jul 3, 2015

Parades, fireworks, brat sales: plenty of events are going on throughout the Northwoods for the Fourth of July. Those events are a draw for some, but not all. We asked people around town how they were planning to spend their Independence Day.

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Expect to see volunteers and staff at Northwoods boat landings this holiday weekend.

The DNR is hosting the Fourth of July Landing Blitz. The annual effort checks boats coming in and out of waters to monitor for invasive species.

Oneida County Invasive Species Coordinator Michele Sadauskas talks about their efforts..

"....and that is why all our groups are out at the landings with AIS message golf towels and handing those out to boaters. Typically we have about 18-20 lake associations, DNR wardens, and staff from Oneida county...."

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Teachers from Ladysmith and Florence joined a workshop in Three Lakes this week to learn the ins and outs of technology in the school's Fab Lab.

It's short for Fabrication Lab...and it's made up of a series of digital tools and machines including a 3D printer and a laser engraver.

Three Lakes Fab Lab director Steve Yahr  says Fab Lab 101 for Teachers gets them familiar with the tech tools.

Brewery Coming To Merrill In Historic Building

Jul 2, 2015
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Built in 1940 as part of the New Deal directive, an historic building in Merrill is being transformed into a brewery.

The former DNR   Ranger Station is  being outfitted to house the  Sawmill Brewing Company, the name noting Merrill's  timber past.

Former science teacher and Merrill resident Stan Janowiak purchased the property from the city last December.

While Janowiak likes craft beer, it’s not the reason they  decided to open a brewery.

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A plea agreement has apparently been reached for a Tomahawk woman charged with party to 1st-degree intentional homicide in Oneida county.

33 year old Latoya Wolf is charged along with her ex-husband Shannon Wolf in the 2003 death of Kenneth Wells. Wells' body was found in the Wisconsin River and initially was ruled as a drowning. After Rhinelander Police reopened the investigation last year, homicide charges were filed against both persons.

In court Thursday, District Attorney Michael Schiek(sheek) told Judge Michael Bloom both sides had an agreement...

A sweep by federal and state law enforcement officials found only one registered sex offender in Oneida county to be out of compliance.

U.S. Marshals along with the state Department of Corrections officers and Oneida County Sheriff's deputies checked on whether sex offenders were living where they're supposed to be.

The sweep was conducted June 16 and 17. 69 registered sex offenders in Oneida county were checked and only one was found to be non-compliant. The state will investigate and determine if a recommendation on charges is necessary.

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A Rhinelander  street with a large amount of traffic will be seeing an improvement beginning later this month and officials are working to minimize the impact during construction.

Lincoln Street is among the busiest streets in the Northwoods. That street is the main passage to the large big box stores on the city's east side.

Public Works Director Tim Kingman says crews have been repairing curb and gutters  to prepare for work beginning later this month...

Northwoods Land Trust

The Northwoods Land Trust just celebrated 14 years of partnering with private landowners to preserve valuable natural resources in the Northwoods.

The Trust is a not-for-profit conservation organization serving a six-county region, working with private property owners through easements to preserve woods and waters.

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Several Northwoods school districts have picked up state funds to help offset what can be high costs for special education. The Department of Public Instruction says special education costs can range to $30,000 per student.

Director of Special Education for CESA 9 in Tomahawk, Matt Collins, says federal and state law requires school districts to provide access....

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