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An Eagle River man has accepted a plea concerning charges of attempted homicide and  recklessly endangering safety.

29 year old Andrew Rosner was arrested in February of 2014 after he allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman near Eagle River.

In Vilas County Circuit Court, Rosner entered a no contest plea to to attempted first degree intentional homicide, but a second count was amended to reckless endangerment. He was found guilty to both charges.

His bond was revoked and he was ordered by Judge Neal Nielsen to return to court June 8 for sentencing.

Frank Kovac

Northern lights displays wowed people across Wisconsin and other northern states last night.

Planetarium owner Frank Kovak in Monico says they were the best he’s seen in almost 15 years. 

“It was actually to the point where they were really dancing in the sky – greenish, and then a little bit of red.  Real beautiful.” 

Kovac says solar storms like the one that caused last night’s show usually linger for a few days, but clouds are forecast tonight.

Still he’s hopeful for a break in the cloud cover. 

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Rhinelander , Tomahawk and Eagle River are members of the state's Main Street community program. The parent agency, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is launching a competition where one downtown business could win a $10,000 update. In addition to the money the winning business will receive personalized technical assistance to implement the changes that could include interior and exterior design improvements, and marketing, business planning and merchandising assistance.

The town of Hazelhurst is getting money from a state loan fund to build a new town hall and fire barn, but town electors will have the final say if construction is to be approved.

 

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands announced a grant of $800,000 to the Oneida county town. The money is loaned at low rates to governments.

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Improving patient accessibility and comfort are the goals of a $3.7 million dollar renovation that began this week at the North Shore Campus of Ministry Health Care in Rhinelander.

The renovation will reconfigure parts of the facility to provide quicker access to the second floor, and have an new registration and check in area along with new waiting rooms and patient exam rooms.

Dr. Shishir Sheth is regional vice-president for Ministry Health Care Northern Region...

 

A home in the town of Newbold is an apparent total loss.

Fire crews were called Tuesday afternoon(3/17) to a home on Estelle Drive. No one was home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

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The Oneida County board has approved increased ambulance fees.

It costs about $960,000 to operated the county ambulance service each year. Ken Kortenhof, who oversees the service says the are increasing the rates to meet rising expenditures and to keep pace with other services...

 

"....we're trying to find a balance between what we tax the people and what we charge for the patients..."

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The Oneida County board has agreed to hold a special meeting early next month to consider which option to pick regarding fixing the county highway shop or agreeing to a land purchase and building a new facility, or possibly doing nothing.

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Warmer temperatures are bringing out more wildlife.  Today John Heusingveld, Assistant Director of UW Stevens Point’s Treehaven, discusses the many views on the humble porcupine.  

Wisconsin Public Service crews have begun to extend a natural gas pipeline from Crandon to the Forest County Potawatomi Community. 

WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says the project involves about five miles of both new construction and upgrades to existing infrastructure. 

“If we’re looking for any additional expansion beyond the Forest County Potawatomi governmental buildings there, we do need to make sure that our system has enough pressure and is built to the specifications necessary to do any expansions.” 

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