- People living in Tomahawk will need to find another library to go to for a while. The Tomahawk Public Library will be closed for the month of September. Find out why coming up tonight on Newswatch 12.
- Laona State Bank celebrated 100 years in business today. We'll tell you how the small community bank thrives.
- And PotatoFest comes to Rhinelander this weekend, and we've got a preview.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
Students help incoming freshmen feel comfortable about starting high school
RHINELANDER - Starting high school can be scary for incoming freshmen. One Northwoods high school wanted to help freshman before they start school.
Rhinelander High School held their freshman orientation Thursday. New students got the chance to do team building, get their Chromebooks and tour the school.
Juniors and seniors were there to help the freshmen.
"I think it helps them feel a little bit more comfortable with the high school surroundings," says Junior Emily Ditzler. "You know, walking in on the first day of high school you're not sure where to go. But orientation helps them know exactly where their classes are 'cause they get their schedules right now, and they can become familiar with the teachers and with their homerooms."
White House: Obama to be in Milwaukee on Labor Day
- The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Milwaukee on Monday to speak at a Labor Day event. It gave no specifics about the event.
A spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said she will attend Laborfest on Monday. Burke won't take the stage with President Obama.
Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House event and not a campaign rally. Zepecki says Burke has invited Obama to return for a campaign event before the election and is optimistic that will happen.
WISCONSIN - A poll shows strong support for a new tribal casino in Kenosha.
The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 49 percent support the casino while 35 percent oppose it.
The Menominee Tribe wants to build an $810 million casino and Hard Rock Cafe complex in Kenosha. The project is running into opposition from the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, which has a casino in Milwaukee.
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