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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 07/29/2016
- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

We'll introduce you to an Antigo chiropractor who's heading to Rio to help his patients go for gold in the 2016 Olympics.

Plus, as the Village of White Lake celebrates its centennial, we'll give you a history on how the village began and grew.

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




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WHITE LAKE - There's a lot of pride in the Village of White Lake.

The people there are proud of their school, proud of their health center, and proud of their history.

"There's just so much history here. It's just a good little place," said White Lake Area Historical Society Secretary Judy Popelka. 

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RHINELANDER - North Brown Street is now open and parking is also available. It has parallel parking spots and angled spots. Restaurants have already noticed an increase in business after the street opened late last week.

"We had very good business this weekend. We were very glad that before Friday they were opened. They opened the roads so our Friday Fishfry was back to its normal pace," said Bucketheads server Ashley Hull.

"Last weekend when it opened up, of course it was packed out front. Everyone's using it and I think everyone's getting used to the new parallel and angled parking. I know it was a big shock for everyone that it was going to happen, but everyone's embracing it and getting used to it," said Rhinelander Café & Bar co-owner Brooke Johnson.

The Davenport Street Bridge is still closed, but it's getting closer to opening. Once that happens, downtown will be even easier to access for people coming from the west side of town.

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ANTIGO - When you can't catch fish, it's easy to blame the lure. If you need something different, an Antigo company makes a lure that you might want to try. The Mepps assembly plant is located right off Highway 45.

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LANGLADE COUNTY - Since March, Langlade County hasn't had a district attorney.

Its former district attorney, Ralph Uttke, went to work in Marathon County. The governor could have appointed someone for the job, but chose not to. Since then, a special prosecutor has been filling in.

But all district attorney positions statewide are up for election on November 8.

Now Portage County Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Constable plans to run for the position.

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EAGLE RIVER - Butterflies and angel pins cover Julie Prochazka's baseball cap, serving as symbols of lives tragically lost-- many to suicide. It's her hat's latest addition that brings her to tears.

"He wasn't a bad man. He was a broken man," Prochazka said near Eagle River's Snipe Lake Thursday morning, thinking of her friend Scot Minard.

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ANTIGO - The Raptor Education Group, Inc. in Antigo got its start more than 25 years ago. It's a group that helps nurse injured birds back to health and returns them to the wild. But have you ever stopped to take a look at one of the people who makes it all happen?

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STEVENS POINT - The trip for a couple flying from Wisconsin to Arizona will take longer after their private plane skidded onto a runway in Stevens Point Thursday morning.

Neither person was hurt. The couple was flying back to Arizona after attending the EAA event in Oshkosh.

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