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Manufacturing and Agriculture are key
4:05 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Revenue Sec. Says As Economy Grows, More Tax Revenue

Wisconsin Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler
Credit revenue.wi.gov

Governor Walker's Revenue Secretary says more tax incentives will provide for a growing economy.


Secretary Rick Chandler spoke Friday to the quarterly meeting of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation at Treehaven near Tomahawk.


Chandler says the tax credits are designed to promote more jobs...


 

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Speaker at UU Church Sept. 15
4:00 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Group Says Solitary Confinement in Prisons Akin To Torture

Linda Gustitus, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Credit uuworld.org

A group hoping to end the prison system's use of prolonged solitary confinement says the practice amounts to a form of torture.


Seven years ago, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture formed to try to end the government's use of torture in places like Iraq and Cuba. President Linda Gustitus


says the increasing use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons leads to more problems and is becoming a costly way for budget-strapped governments to house prisoners.


Gustitus says the practice is common here..


 

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Randy Sabien
12:26 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

WXPR's Annual Concert and Auction November 3

Randy Sabien

WXPR’s Annual Fall Concert and Auction will be held Sunday, November 3rd at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander.

Items from area merchants and galleries will be on display starting at 3:00 pm. At 4:00 pm the live auction and music with Jazz violinist Randy Sabien begins.

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Korean War vintage
12:14 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Hand Grenade Found In Vilas County, Detonated

Korean War era hand grenade
Credit blog.timesunion. com

An old Korean-War vintage hand grenade was detonated by the area bomb squad Thursday after the explosive was discovered at Arbor Vitae.


Incoming Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath says the live grenade was found on property at Old Highway 51 Road by the Hiwatha Trailer Resort.


Fath says a former resident at the resort apparently had owned the device and it was in a storage facility. He says it was found by a current resident...


 

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Succeeds Frank Tomlanovich
12:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Fath To Become Vilas County Sheriff On Sunday

Vilas County squad car

Governor Scott Walker has named long-time Vilas County Chief Deputy Joe Fath as the county's new sheriff.


Fath succeeds Frank Tomlanovich who died in June after a brief illness. Tomlanovich was elected as sheriff in 2010.


Fath says he is excited to begin, but challenges await...


 



"....I'm excited with my new position and the some of the duties I'm going to be involved with. Obviously we face some challenges ahead of us, particularly with the budget..."

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Local bank accounts
5:46 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Scam Reported In Eagle River

Credit co.vilas.wi.us

Eagle River Police Chief Mark Vander Bloomen is warning area residents of another scam in the region.


This time, people are getting phone calls or texts that there are problems with their account at a local bank...


 

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Charged With Attempted Homicide
5:04 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Alsteens Declared Competent To Stand Trial

Marcus Alsteens

A Rhinelander man charged with attempted homicide has been found competent to stand trial.


23 year old Marcus Alsteens was arrested August 12 after a relative had allegedly been shot  at Alsteens' Rhinelander home.


State psychologist Dr. Michael Galli interviewed Alsteens at the request of the Public Defender's office to determine his ability to understand proceedings to help in his own defense. Public Defender Maggie Hogan agreed with Galli's findings...


 

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Limits could come in 2016
3:11 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Meeting Set To Discuss Panfish Management

Possible limits on panfish
Credit 3brothersflies.com

Studies of fish populations showing panfish size going down statewide have spurred the DNR to develop a management plan. While the agency has management plans for other popular species, panfish were left unmanaged.


Earlier this year, DNR officials went out to get input on a possible plan. Another meeting is planned in a few days.


Fisheries biologist Joanna Griffin says the upcoming meeting will convene several groups involved in the decision...


 

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Several incidents
3:02 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

PCA in Tomahawk Fined By OSHA

Federal workplace safety officials announced $185,000 in fines Thursday against a Tomahawk cardboard box plant where an employee was severely burned in March -- and where five other workers died in mishaps since 2008. In the latest incident, a worker at the Packaging Corporation of America was in the process of re-lighting a steam boiler when he got burned.

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DNR hopes hunters come forward
10:14 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Vilas, Oneida County Get Too Many Antlerless Deer Tags

Antlerless deer
Credit environmentalgeography.wordpress.com

The DNR is asking hunters in two deer units in Vilas and Oneida counties to return some doe tags after they accidentally sold too many. Wildlife management director Tom Hauge says it was human error in data transfer.


 



"...when we started our issuance process it was brought to our attention that the permit numbers we had listed for 'available' were higher than the numbers approved by the Natural Resources Board back in May..."


 

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