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A woman reported missing Thursday evening in Vilas county was found safe, though she had received minor injuries. Vilas County Sheriff's Department reports a 70 year old woman was reported missing just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

The woman and her husband had been kayaking along the Deerskin River earlier in the day. Her husband reported the woman had taken a walk from a remote campsite. The woman was located shortly before 2:00 a.m. near Pitman Road in the town of Washington.

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Oneida county authorities have released the name of a man taken into custody after an incident Thursday evening near the Oneida-Langlade county line.

51 year old Richard D. Hitchcock of Waukesha was arrested Thursday evening along Highway 45 north of Elcho. Information from the department says they were called about 6:30 p.m.

A person reported a friend of his drove what is presumed to be the caller's car into the woods and started the vehicle on fire. Three gunshots were also heard.

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New small-scale dredging projects guidelines for the state's lakes, rivers and streams has been finalized.

The DNR went to public comment about the general permit changes with more than 700 comments given by the public.

DNR Section Chief Martin Griffin says traditionally they had a permit to allow 25 cubic yards from streams but did not have a comparable dredging permit for lakes. So the decision was made to expand the idea of allowing small dredging to inland and the Great Lakes...

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is the background of an action this week by the Rhinelander School Board to accelerate renovations at Mike Webster Stadium.

The board voted to spend money now from the district's maintenance budget to correct problems at the stadium that could threaten the highly-praised track at the site. The cost is $486,000.

Athletic Director Brian Paulson says private foundation funding got the track built two years ago which greatly upgraded that portion of the field.

Dozens of artists in the Northwoods will open the doors of their private studios and galleries to the public next week.

Called the “Northwoods Art Tour,” people will have the opportunity to tour the studios and galleries of 33 artists from Vilas, Oneida, Iron, Langlade and Lincoln counties. Spokesperson Ann Waisbrot says the self-guided tour features paintings, pottery, photography, wood carvings and jewelry…

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A strongly worded statement from the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Council defends Chair Chris McGeshick after state charges were filed Monday in Forest County Circuit Court.

Internet court records find McGeshick was charged Monday with false imprisonment, a lower felony, and two misdemeanors of battery and disorderly conduct. In a statement from the tribal council, they say the charges against McGeshick involve a former employee who is allegedly under investigation by tribal authorities.

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State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst and Representative Adam Jarchow are introducing legislation this week as part of the Homeowners' Bill of Rights, a package of property rights legislation.

Tiffany outlines the bill....

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Dog lovers are everywhere, including our prisons. Inmates at a local correctional center are giving back to the community by socializing and training dogs from the Oneida County Humane Society.

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MINOCQUA – The Lakeland Union High School board of education will forge ahead on its own to become a better board, rather than pick up the “Coherent Governance” model pitched by the consulting firm Aspen Group International.

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Wisconsin's insurance commissioner says the recent high water in the state is a cold reminder that insurance policies don't always cover water damage.

Commissioner of Insurance Ted Nickel says the federal government stepped in to offer flood insurance in flood prone areas to cover some or all damage should floods occur.

Most policies, however, currently don't offer coverage for flooding...

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A look into the field of manufacturing is being offered Wednesday at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Those interested in careers in Electromechanical, Industrial Mechanical or welding are invited Wednesday to the Lakeside Center.

College career coach Angeline Kesler says it's a good way to promote manufacturing careers...

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More power lines are being buried across the Northwoods in an effort to increase reliability.

Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson Matt Cullen says the System Modernization Reliability Project is a multi-year effort by the utility to increase reliability of the electrical distribution system in areas that experience the longest and most frequent outages....

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  The Community Blood Center will be hosting its 8th annual Hodag M.A.S.H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) Blood Drive this Wednesday. Vice President of Donation Services Kristine Belanger says the event is fun way to save lives.

 

“We convert Pioneer Park into a M.A.S.H.-themed donation event with tents and food and free tee shirts and it’s a lot of fun and it’s a great to way to donate a unit of blood and save up to three lives.”

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