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Fabrication Labs have been springing up at area K-12 schools after Three Lakes schools had the first one in the state in 2014.

Now Rhinelander is opening it's Fab Lab for public open house on October 21. Senior High Principal David Ditzler says the lab is a state of the art teacher...

"....it was a grant-developed classroom facility that allows students to create, design and fabricate things using some very new technologies..."

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The Alzheimer's Association is hosting a former Wisconsin Governor as one keynote speaker at its annual Fall Caregiver Conference next month in Rhinelander.

Outreach Specialist Julie St. Pierre says the conference is designed to enhance caregiving skills and provide an opportunity to improve caregivers support networks....

"...it's a great opportunity for family caregivers to get more information if they are caring for someone with the disease. It's also a great opportunity for professionals to get continuing education on Alzheimer's Disease...."

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While the amount of invasive Eurasian Water Milfoil has drastically fallen, the Eagle River Chain of Lakes has also employed a technique called Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting to get rid of the plants.

Association President Dave Tidmarsh says using chemicals, they've reduced the invasive milfoil to what he term maintenance mode.

He says once the invasive milfoil is located a diver goes into the water and the plants are sucked up into the boat....

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With the bow hunting season for deer underway and the gun hunting season approaching, the DNR is again asking for businesses and hunters to help out by donating deer heads to test for Chronic Wasting Disease.

The efforts are in response to finding CWD in a deer harvested from a Three Lakes preserve in 2015.

Wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz in Rhinelander says following the discovery, special deer rules are in effect in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties....

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MADISON, Wis. - Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate and a number of Wisconsin environmental organizations have come out in strong opposition to a bill that would change the state's law about mining permits.

State Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, says Wisconsin is a state that prides itself on clean and abundant water, and this bill erodes the state's heritage of good stewardship. He says our policies should reflect a long-term commitment to safeguarding our natural resources.

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A 62 year old Gleason man has died after a crash in Lincoln county.

The Sheriff's Department reports Jeffrey R. Hill died in the crash about 11:30 Sunday morning along State Highway 17 near Old 17 road.

Deputies report Hill was the lone occupant when the vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled over. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say alcohol does not appear to be a factor and Hill was not wearing a seat belt.

Highway 17 was closed about two hours.

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Two candidates have advanced to the November general election after a primary election held Saturday by the Sokaogon Chippewa Community at Mole Lake.

James G. Polar, Sr advanced to the Tribal Council I position.

Clinton W. Fox advanced to the Council II position.

Polar will face incumbent Velma Landru, while Fox will face incumbent Carson Ackley.

The General Election will be November 7.

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The Politics of Resentment: Carving Up America

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MADISON, Wis. - From the election of Donald Trump nearly a year ago to the recent victory by Roy Moore in the Alabama Republican Senate primary, candidates are successfully using tactics of division to win at the polls, according to a Madison-based author.

Wausau Police Searching For Crandon Man

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Wausau Police are looking for information on a missing man whose clothes were found on a park bench on Monday.

According to the department's Facebook page, 47-year-old Gregory S. Papernik's belongings and cat were found in Big Bull Falls Park on Monday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. near the Scott Street Bridge.

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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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