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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 10/16/2017
- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

We'll update you on the condition of Green Bay Packer Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and talk to a Wausau doctor about what a broken collarbone entails.

We'll show you some of the structures that Antigo organizations are creating out of canned foods in order to help stock the cities pantry.

And we introduce you to a couple who's been running the Food for Kidz event in Mincoqua for the last seven years and tell you why they're passing it on to the Lac du Flambeau Lions Club.

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





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 LOCAL NEWS

ANTIGO - Our ancestors used small-batch botanical medicine when they had a health problem.

That tradition is still carried on in Antigo.

Mortar and Pestle opened its doors one week ago.

Owner Kelly Keyser-Millar has been making batches of her botanical medicine and selling it online since last November.

The storefront allows her to make custom medicine based on people's needs in combination with the prescriptions they may already be taking.

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RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Brewing Company beers used to get brewed in Rhinelander.

However, in the 1960s the brewery shut down.

The President of the Rhinelander Brewing Company Joyti Auluck said she noticed a lot of old school T.V. shows and movies making a comeback. Auluck wanted to add beer to that trend.

In about a year the Rhinelander Brewing Company Brewery will come back to Rhinelander on one of the city's most popular streets, Brown Street.

Walking down Brown Street in Rhineland you'll see about five empty stores.

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RHINELANDER - A group of local businesswomen came together to help promote domestic violence awareness Sunday.

It was all a part of the Business for Benefit event, which supported the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

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MINOCQUA - Minoqua's Wildwood Wildlife Park hosted a slew of animals, super heroes, and other crazy characters this weekend at the 11th annual Zoo Boo event.

Some of the costumes this year were very creative. The event provides a safe, family-friendly way to trick-or-treat.

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 REGIONAL NEWS

MADISON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says he does not want to "shovel more money at a failing program" to replace federal subsidies that President Donald Trump is eliminating that help make health insurance more affordable.

Ryan told reporters Monday that he supports the president's decision last week to end the subsidies. In Ryan's home state of Wisconsin the loss of the subsidies is projected to result in premiums increasing 36 percent for the average insurance plan sold through the federal exchange.

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EAU CLAIRE - Student leaders at the University of Wisconsin's 26 campuses are pressing regents to include their input on plans to merge two-year schools with four-year campuses.

The UW System Student Representatives released a statement requesting more student inclusion in announcements like the merger plans.

The statewide group is composed of student body presidents and vice presidents from each of the system's campuses.The Board of Regents has proposed merging University of Wisconsin Colleges with four-year University of Wisconsin institutions.

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DOOR COUNTY - One woman died and another survived after their car landed in the water at the Sister Bay Marina.

Door County sheriff's deputies say they got a call about 10 p.m. Saturday about a vehicle that was in the water near the boat launch. Deputies arrived and found a Hyundai submerged in the water.

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MADISON - A Wisconsin legislative committee is set to vote on a bill that would require the state historical director to consider evidence for adding land to the state's burial sites catalog.

Catalog inclusion means developers need a permit from the Wisconsin Historical Society director.

Republicans introduced a bill in 2015 that would have allowed quarry owners to excavate Ho-Chunk Nation burial mounds to prove human remains are buried there.

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