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Cause of fire undetermined
12:02 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Fire Stops School In Prentice Until Next Week

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Prentice School District Administrator Randy Bergman says he hopes to have school back in session Monday after a fire broke out Tuesday. The fire at the Price county facility forced cancelation of classes for the rest of the week...

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85 vote difference
3:29 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Wright Concedes Assembly Race

Mandy Wright
Credit WSAU radio

There will be no recount in the 85th State Assembly District. Rep. Mandy Wright has has conceded the election.

Wright trailed David Heaton by 86 votes on Election Night out of more than 22,000 ballots cast. After the canvass, Heaton's lead was 85 votes.

Wright was entitled to a recount since her margin of defeat was less than one-half-of-one-percent. The recount must be requested by the losing candidate. Wright has declined to make that request.

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Caught shortly after incident
2:18 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Suspect Booked In Woodruff Armed Robbery

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Authorities continue to investigate an armed robbery in Woodruff Sunday night. One suspect is in custody.
Woodruff Police report getting a call that the Krist Gas station on Elm Street was robbed about 8:15 p.m. Police report an African American male, near 30 years old , allegedly demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot.

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Events around Northwoods
4:39 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Call To Say 'Thank You' To Veterans

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A Northwoods Veteran's Service Officer says everyone should pause and thank a person who served the country this Veteran's Day.

Oneida County V.S.O. Tammy Walters says the recognition by the public of the sacrifices many have made is important...

"....the sacrifices they've made are really unimaginable to most people, but they have made many sacrifices. Some will make sacrifices for the rest of their lives. I think as Americans we owe that to veterans. We owe this to them..."

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Police training
3:15 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Governments Save Money Training At Nicolet College

Law enforcement training at Nicolet College
Credit Nicolet Area Technical College

Law enforcement agencies need to do much training to sharpen skills for police officers. That training often is done at locations far from the Northwoods and at a considerable cost. Nicolet College has designed a program to train law enforcement closer to home.

Criminal Justice Instructor Phil Schmidt...

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Preparing for Crisis Situation
1:00 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Sen. Baldwin Wants Emergency Plan For Propane Shortages

Propane prices are predicted to be more stable this winter than last.
Credit Jason Woodhead

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking the administration to make a better plan in case of another propane crisis.

Baldwin, along with Minnesota’s Senator Al Franken, has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy, saying emergency protocols need to be in place should propane supplies get squeezed like they did last year.

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Sentenced to 4 years in Lincoln Co. as well
4:58 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Four Additional Years In Federal Prison

A man  who skipped out on two burglary counts in Lincoln county earlier this year was sentenced to four additional years in prison by a federal judge.

24 year old Tony Hurlburt of Elmwood, Wisconsin was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 72 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. He had entered a plea last August.

This federal prison term is to run consecutively to a four-year prison term Hurlburt received in Lincoln County and will be followed by three years of supervised release.

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UW-Extension project
3:16 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Learn About the OC Board, Then Attend A Meeting

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The public is invited to the Oneida county courthouse next week to find out how county government works, then watch it in action.

The Oneida county board is hosting it's annual budget meeting next Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the courthouse in Rhinelander. This is a change from other years with a night meeting scheduled. There have been three votes to hold more county meetings at night, and this will be the first.

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Town Seeks Exemption from Nonmotorized Rule
3:10 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Conover Will Meet With DOT To Discuss Bike Trail Options

A plan for a bike trail from Conover to Phelps is in question, with some advocating for allowing ATVs on part of it.
Credit Brian Robert Marshall

The Conover town board is looking at options for allowing both ATVs and a bike trail downtown.  At Wednesday night’s special meeting, town board members decided to sit down with the state Department of Transportation. 

Federal funding lined up for the current trail plan would allow only non-motorized use in the summer, and snowmobiles in the winter.

Vilas County officials want the town to allow multiple uses, including ATV access, on part of the railroad grade near downtown Conover. 

Town Supervisor Karl Jennrich says local business owners support a compromise.

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Assembly Democrat Moves to Senate
4:35 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Bewley Beats Deutsch to Take Sen. Jouch's Seat

One of the closer races on Election Night was the 25th Senate District, a seat vacated by longtime Democratic Senator Bob Jauch. 

Democrat Janet Bewley won the seat, after serving two terms in the state 74th Assembly District. 

Bewley says she’s committed to representing everyone within the Senate district, which is the largest in the state.

“It takes a lot of rubber from tires, a lot of shoe leather, but that’s exactly what I’m willing to do, to follow in Bob’s footsteps, and represent all of these good working people of the north.” 

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