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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 02/08/2016
- Take a trip with us to one of two covered bridges in Wisconsin, the Smith Rapids Covered Bridge in Price County.

- Plus, Wine, women, and welding may sound like a dangerous combination, but the class turned out to be a pretty successful event for the Advanced Welding Institute in Eagle River. The women had fun learning a new skill while helping out a good cause.

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




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Rhinelander Hobby Lobby opensSubmitted: 02/08/2016

RHINELANDER - Craft supplies can be difficult to find because of a limited supply in the Northwoods, but getting those items could get a lot easier now that a new store has opened its doors.

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EAGLE RIVER - One couple took their love of hockey to a whole new level this weekend.

Kim Riley and Joe Vrtis came to Eagle River to play in the USA Pond Hockey Tournament.

The hockey-loving couple from Chicago thought it would be a great place to do their engagement photos.

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RHINELANDER - Frederick Place in Rhinelander celebrated a big accomplishment Saturday night.

The homeless shelter has now been open for five years.

While some people thought there were not enough people in need for Frederick Place to be useful, more than 500 people have been helped by Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing.

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VILAS COUNTY - One man died after a single snowmobile crash in Vilas County late Saturday night, according to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office.

Police got a call around 10:40 p.m. about a snowmobile accident on Muskrat Creek Road and Blong Road in Phelps.

When crews got to the scene, the man was dead. Police think the man was driving on the road off the marked snowmobile trail when he hit an embankment and then hit a tree. He was following one other person.

Police will not release the name until the family is notified.  

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MADISON - New campaign finance reports show state Supreme Court hopeful JoAnne Kloppenburg is outpacing rival Joe Donald in fundraising.

Reports covering the month of January were due to the state Government Accountability Board on Monday.

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LINCOLN COUNTY - Stolen road signs could make it harder for drivers to find their way in western Lincoln County.

Deputies tell us about 10 signs went missing in the Town of Harding over the last few weeks.  They were taken right off their posts.  Most were road signs, but at least one was a stop sign.

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BALSAM LAKE, WI - A Wisconsin couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they found the two highly intoxicated in their pickup truck and the woman's 9-year-old daughter behind the wheel.

Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert have pleaded not guilty to charges in Polk County Circuit Court.

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MANITOWOC - Police in Manitowoc say a man fatally shot at his home was apparently targeted by his assailant.

In a news release Friday, police Capt. Larry Zimney says no one is in custody, but the public is not believed to be in any danger.

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