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Price County Fair starts WednesdaySubmitted: 08/19/2014

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PHILLIPS - People come from as far away as Milwaukee and Green Bay every year for the Price County Fair.

This year's fair starts Wednesday.

The same fairgrounds area just outside of Phillips has hosted the fair for more than a century.

We caught up with organizers and helpers making some final preparations at the fair.

They told us what people like best about the annual event.

"I think just the camaraderie with the community, the different activities, they come to see what's going in the exhibits and stuff," said fair volunteer Dee Eberhart. "A lot of it is the entertainment that's coming. The Demo Derby brings a big crowd for us, usually, every year."

The Price County Fair features different music every night.

Kids will like rides, games, and food.

They should also like something new at the fair this year.

"It's a six-by-twenty-foot mural that the kids can come up and color at their leisure, any time throughout the fair. If it gets filled up by the middle of the fair, we'll wash it off and they can start fresh again," Sue Polacek said.

The Price County Fair runs Wednesday through Sunday at the grounds near Phillips.

Story By: Ben Meyer

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 LOCAL NEWS
Cranberry harvest numbers may slide compared to last several years Submitted: 08/19/2014

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MANITOWISH WATERS - Cranberry growers in Wisconsin work hard every year to produce the fruit. But they may not be able to harvest as many berries this season.

Cranberry growers don't expect an overly large crop this year. This comes after several years of great harvests in the state.

The numbers might not be as high, but farmers say they won't be disappointed with this year's cranberry results.

"Overall I think it will be a decent crop," says Bob Winter, owner and manager of Vilas Cranberry Company. "There's been some hail in the southern part of the state and even in western Wisconsin, so that takes its toll, but cumulatively how much that really is remains to be seen. You never know until you get it all in the barn at the end of October."

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First ever school Garden Symposium at TreehavenSubmitted: 08/19/2014

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TOMAHAWK - Treehaven in Tomahawk kicked off its first ever School Garden Symposium Tuesday.

Educators from schools all around the state were invited to attend. It's an opportunity for them to come and learn how to incorporate healthier habits into their schools.

"Some of them are new to gardening completely," said Jasmyn Schmidt, a presenter at the symposium. "So they're learning how to start a garden, what you have to do for a garden, and what supplies are needed to start a garden. Some of them are a year or two into their gardens and are looking to learn maintenance or funding strategies to keep those gardens going."

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Sen. Ron Johnson: Submitted: 08/19/2014

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FOREST COUNTY - Forest and timber leaders in Northern Wisconsin hosted Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) in Forest County Tuesday. The group of timber experts was touring areas of the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest (CNNF).

Both of Wisconsin's senators toured forests and forest industries in the north over the last two days.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) toured wood products businesses in Laona on Monday.

Foresters and timber experts were urging, to both senators, for more harvesting in the more than one million acres of national forest that covers Northern Wisconsin. The harvest this decade has been far below what it was in the 90s.

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Some Rhinelander High School Students to get Chromebooks this upcoming school yearSubmitted: 08/19/2014

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RHINELANDER - Some students in the School District of Rhinelander will get Chromebooks starting this school year.

Freshman and sophomores at Rhinelander High School will get the computers to use at school and at home.

Some elementary and middle school students will also get to use them in the classroom.

Leaders think this will benefit students.

"They're not just learning about how to use the tool," says Instructional Technology Coordinator Heidi Catlin. "Digital literacy, digital citizenship, how to use it appropriately, when is it appropriate to use it, and the different resources that are out there."

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 REGIONAL NEWS
Brand new Spudmobile hits the road in Wisconsin Submitted: 08/19/2014

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STEVENS POINT - The Spudmobile is Wisconsin's newest addition in potato education.

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association unveiled the Spudmobile at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Stevens Point last week.

"It was a big project, 4 years of planning and development. It cost a lot of money and we don't want it to sit parked. We want to get it out there and get people touring through it and seeing it on the road," said Tamas Houlihan.

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Motions may delay release of documents related to investigationSubmitted: 08/19/2014

MADISON - It's unclear whether a federal appeals court will release nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret investigation into Governor Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign.

Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups.

The prosecutors are using a so-called John Doe procedure in which information is tightly controlled.

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Disabled hunters can still get out and enjoy their sportSubmitted: 08/19/2014

MADISON - Disabled hunters can still get out and enjoy their sport.

Wisconsin wildlife officials remind disabled deer hunters the deadline to sign up for a special disabled hunt is approaching.

The 2014 disabled hunt is set to begin on October 4th. It will run through October 12th.

The hunt will take place on more than 76,000 acres of land that property owners have offered for use across 44 counties.

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Research in Madison may help fight Ebola virusSubmitted: 08/19/2014

MADISON - Research by a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist will hopefully help in the fight against the Ebola virus.

The strain of the Ebola virus being used is one that cannot make people sick.

The university's bio-safety manager says potential drug therapies for the virus are being tested.

The research is being done in labs that are classified with bio-safety levels of two and three, which require some precautions.

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