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Merrill holds 21st Lincoln County Safety Day Camp of KidsSubmitted: 08/04/2015
MERRILL - Some parents start to leave their kids home alone around nine years old, but that can make parents very nervous.

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center held its 21st Lincoln County Safety Day Camp for Kids today in Merrill to help ease those fears.

The camp is specifically geared toward children that are ages 8-11 years old.

"When a child gets to be nine, ten years old you're starting to let the kid be home alone for a few minutes while you run and do something or they start to cook for themselves a little bit. Just to stay safer when there isn't a parent around to tell them what to do," explained Ministry Good Samaritan R.N. Heidi Duley.

The activities focused on keeping kids safe when they are on their own. The day camp tried to drive home what the kids have already learned from school and parents.

"Parents try to tell their kids all the time the safety of why you do this, why don't, but when there is someone in a uniform or someone that's an expert in this, they'll listen to them and hopefully kids safe through the years," said Duley.

The kids rotated through stations that go over fire safety, gun safety, dental care, and many other topics.

Story By: Katie Thoresen

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 LOCAL NEWS

MERRILL - Merrill may get a new grandstand by next summer.

On Monday the city sent out proposal requests for companies to bid on.

The grandstand will go in the Lincoln County Fairgrounds near the location of the old grandstand. That was destroyed in 2011 by a tornado. It sat about 1,800 people on benches, and city leaders said those seats were uncomfortable.

The new grandstand will fit between 2,500 and 3,000 people on stadium seating and benches with backs "to provide a much nicer venue for events," said Merrill City Administrator Dave Johnson. 

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MERRILL - Scheduling likely helped the Lincoln County Fair draw more people this year than last.

The fair took place July 22-26.

Last year, the fair was held the same weekend as the Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau.

That changed this year—event organizers think it drew more than 20,000 people. That's based on a parking survey. 

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NORTHERN WISCONSIN - Many colleges across Wisconsin ban tobacco on campus. Now, Northcentral Technical College can join that group.

As of August 1st, all NTC campuses ban tobacco on campus, including chewing tobacco and E-cigarettes. NTC staff sees this as a way to protect student health.

"As we looked at the overall wellness of our students, staff, and our visitors, we felt like that shift was a positive shift to make," said NTC Director of Student Development Shawn Sullivan. "But we made that shift with the intention of also offering resources and services to those students and staff who are interested in quitting the use of tobacco."

The change got rid of designated smoking zones. NTC staff says student feedback has been positive so far.

"Students appreciate the fact that they don't have to walk through smoke or see the tobacco use on campus," said Sullivan. "Obviously there are some students who have questions and we've been dealing with those students individually, offering to have conversations with them to get their feedback, because we think everybody's feedback is important."

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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 08/04/2015

- Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says he is still considering what steps to take next in reaction to new Obama administration rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions at power plants.

We'll have the details on this story and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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 REGIONAL NEWS

MADISON - The state Department of Natural Resources plans to unveil a new endangered species license plate.

The plate features a photograph of an eagle. DNR officials say the design was chosen from more than 2,000 entries from photographers.

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MADISON - Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says he is still considering what steps to take next in reaction to new Obama administration rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions at power plants.

Schimel told WTMJ-AM on Tuesday that Wisconsin will join a multi-state lawsuit likely led by West Virginia trying to block enforcement of the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules.

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GREEN LAKE - A 19-year-old Wisconsin man who authorities say took part in the "thrill killing" of 15 deer last year has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Oshkosh Northwestern Media (http://oshko.sh/1g3vOQu ) reports Grant Boese, of Ripon, pleaded no contest in Green Lake County court Monday to six counts of failing to obtain a deer hunting license.

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MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has asked Wisconsin's attorney general to take "immediate action" to protect ratepayers and workers from what the Republican presidential candidate calls "devastating impacts" of a new rule designed to cut greenhouse gases.

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