Merrill City Council plans to at Tomahawk to Municipal Court cases
- We want our city officials to save money and resources where they can. MERRILL In Merrill, the city council is trying to do that with their municipal court. The new plan means if you get a speeding ticket or citation for disorderly conduct in tomahawk, you'd have to go to court in Merrill. The timetable is quicker for getting in and out of the municipal court than getting through Lincoln County Circuit Court. The discussion came up when Merrill's city staff members decided they need to make a decision whether to continue funding the court.
7th annual historical society picnic
- Cars, ATVs and snowmobiles can take you to nearly any destination in the Northwood’s. ANTIGO But without the steam-engine locomotive, many of those spots wouldn’t be on the map. Joe Hermolin, Langlade County Historic Society president, said at one point in Antigo's history, half of the town worked for the railroad. “They would ship out wood products and eventually farm goods," Hermolin said. "It used to all come through Antigo.”
Daigle Brothers Inc, expands business through new inventions
- Workers at Daigle Brothers in Tomahawk can build almost anything out of steel. Most of their business is creating custom parts and putting up buildings, but more recently, they've been building a new invention. TOMAHAWK Daigle Brothers began in 1987. Back then they did a lot of construction related jobs like painting. Later they focused on steel construction. "In the 90's we did a lot of school buildings, there was a lot of schools being built, so we supplied structural steel for these building projects... Currently our biggest markets are universities, hospitals, office buildings... we do a lot of fire stations," said Steve Daigle President of Daigle Brothers Inc.
Budget likely just days away from passge
- Wisconsin Republicans want to expand private school vouchers, put forth a huge income tax cut, and reject a federal Medicaid expansion. MADISON Those ideas could be just days away from becoming law in Wisconsin. The state Assembly passed the biennial state budget on a 55-42 vote Wednesday. Those proposals are just some of hundreds in the $70 billion budget. Democrats decided not to offer any of the 211 amendments they had ready.
Woman with Alzheimer's found safe
- A barking dog led searchers to a Wood County woman with Alzheimer's disease. WOOD COUNTY Just before five last night, a call came in saying the woman was missing from the 46-hundred block of Lynn Hill Road in Port Edwards township. The woman was enrolled in the "Project Lifesaver" program, and was wearing a transmitter. However, the battery had apparently gone dead, so searchers could not find her that way.
Plans for next wolf hunt move forward
- Wisconsin wildlife officials want hunters and trappers kill more wolves this year. MADISON Yesterday the DNR finalized proposed kill quotas for the state's second wolf season. The quota was set at 275 wolves. The state's Chippewa tribes are entitled to part of that quota.
Woman killed when ATV goes over cliff
- A woman died when an ATV sailed over a cliff in Iron county. SAXON Deputies got the call around seven last night about the ATV crash near Harbor Drive in Saxon. The ATV did not make it around a corner on Harbor drive and traveled over the cliff, coming to rest on the beach. A 42 year old woman who was a passenger on the ATV was dead at the scene. Her 44 year old husband had been driving, and suffered severe injuries.
Black bear attacks man in Burnett County
- A man survived a bear attack in Northwestern Wisconsin yesterday. BURNETT COUNTY He's now recovering at a hospital in the Twin Cities. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a black bear attacked the man in his yard. It happened near Shell Lake in Burnett County last night around 9:30 p.m. DNR carnivore specialist David MacFarland says the man's dog apparently had initiated contact with the bear before the man was attacked.