Last year road construction forced the 4th of July parade in Rhinelander to be rerouted effecting several businesses on the route. Tonight we talk with businesses about what it was like last year and how they expect business to be much better this year.
We'll show you how crews were hard at work pumping out water that caused flooding in the Lake Nokomis area.
And some of the Newswatch 12 staff will strap on some snowshoes tonight to participate in this year's snowshoe baseball games in Lake Tomahawk. We'll bring you a preview and tell you how the league is preparing for the event.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
RHINELANDER - Usually when we think of people fighting world hunger, collecting food donations and other community service events come to mind. But a group of kids from Rhinelander are fighting world hunger a different way.
On Sunday, 14 people, including kids in grades five through 12 and some of their parents, set out on a weeklong 250 mile bike ride to raise money. They're all part of Rhinelander's Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tammy Barthels says this is a great way for kids to learn about world hunger.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A conservative Republican senator who doesn't back the GOP health care bill is using unusually sharp tones to criticize party leaders.
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is accusing top Republicans of trying to jam the legislation through the Senate. He says the leadership effort is "a little offensive" and says conservatives haven't had input into the proposal.
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