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A Northwoods circuit court judge has pulled his endorsement from one candidate and has given it to her opponent for State Supreme Court.

Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock is opposed by Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet.

The Screnock campaign Friday said Florence/Forest County Circuit Court Judge Leon Stenz had rescinded his endorsement of Dallet and had shifted his endorsement to Screnrock. Last week, Dallet also lost the endorsement of fellow Milwaukee Judge Ellen Brostrom.

Two Longtime Northland Pines Board Members Retire

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Northland Pines School District

Two new faces will be on the Northland Pines school board after the next election when current board chairwoman Holly McCormack and John Sarama chose not to run.

At the board meeting last Monday both indicated it was well worth their time to be on the Northland Pines school board. District Administrator Mike Richie said it “was a sad day to lose two outstanding board members each with nine years of service to the district.”

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Oneida County Sheriff's Department

A five-day jury trial is on the court calendar for October in the case of a Rhinelander-area woman accused in the death of her 20-month old stepson.

29-year-old Ellen Tran was in court Thursday with her attorney for a status conference. A jury trial was scheduled by Oneida County Judge Patrick O'Melia for October 22 through October 26. Jury selection was will begin on October 19. She is free on bail.

Tran was accused after her stepson died last April in their town of Newbold home from what officials allege was blunt force trauma to the head.

Eagle River Gets The Lead Out Of Home Water Services

Mar 22, 2018
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Using $500,000 in two grants, the city of Eagle River has eliminated all lead service lines to private homes within the city at no cost to homeowners or city taxpayers.

The news was one of the highlights of the city council meeting last Tuesday with congratulations handed out to many city employees who were part of this effort.

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After an extended absence, Wisconsin’s elk reintroduction efforts have brought the population levels to a healthy enough level to allow a very small elk harvest this fall.

In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist takes a brief look at Wisconsin’s largest mammal.

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The state has made a major change in its policy toward stopping the Emerald Ash Borer.

Previously, counties that were found to have the ash-killing bug were quarantined. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection spokesperson Donna Gilson outlines the new policy...

Minocqua Police Chief Has Another Recruitment Tool

Mar 21, 2018
Minocqua Police Dept.

MINOCQUA – The Minocqua town board has given its police chief another tool to recruit experienced officers to his department.

Tuesday, the board approved a memorandum of agreement with the Minocqua Professional Police Association that authorizes what’s called a lateral entry program for those with general law enforcement experience to be hired without having to take rookie pay.

A male inmate in the Forest county jail committed suicide Wednesday.

Jail staff found the inmate unresponsive shortly after 6:30 a.m.

Lifesaving efforts were performed by jail staff and EMT’s from the Crandon Area Rescue Squad.

The incident is now under investigation with assistance of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and the Forest County Medical Examiner’s Office.


The difficult but rewarding career as a social worker was honored this week at the Oneida County Board meeting.

Governor Walker proclaimed March as Social Work month.

Social Services Director Mary Rideout acknowledged the difficult work her staff and other social workers do...

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One out of every three American adults has pre-diabetes, and most do not know it.

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center health educators are offering classes to help people improve their health and to help avoid a growing wave of pre-diabetes.

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The Oneida County Board has approved mandatory active training shooting for all staff and county board members. 

"...before the meeting, one of the supervisors said it's too bad we have to do this, but we feel it's necessary for the safety of the county employees, as well as us as well as the public...."