Sex offender allegedly makes booklet filled with photos of young girlsSubmitted: 10/23/2014

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ONEIDA COUNTY - Albert Chagnon was released into Oneida County on October 7th. But now, he's back in jail because someone found a booklet he allegedly made. The booklet is filled with photos of young Northwoods girls.

Lieutenant Terry Hook from the Oneida County Sheriff's Office says the booklet has photos of more than 250 girls. He allegedly cut those photos out of The Lakeland Times newspaper. Lt. Hook says the girls pictured were infants to 12 years old. There are allegedly 190 photos in the booklet.

Lt. Hook says Chagnon had a print subscription to the newspaper while he was serving his sentence in a state prison in Oshkosh.

Some of the photos have names and ages on them. Lt. Hook also says pornographic material is written next to the pictures.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will try to identify all of the girls in the photos and notify their parents.

They say the booklet was found while Chagnon was still in prison. He was still released on probation on October 7th and transferred back to Rhinelander under supervision. One day later, he was back in jail.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will have a meeting next week to talk about this incident. It'll be at the Minocqua Public Library on October 29th at 4:30 p.m..

Chagnon is a sex offender because he emailed a co-worker child pornography.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says everyone is currently safe because he's in the Winnebago County Jail. He's also being monitored by a GPS device.

The Oshkosh Police Department is investigating Chagnon and the booklet. They have jurisdiction because the booklet was found while Chagnon was in prison in Oshkosh.

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Partial solar eclipseSubmitted: 10/23/2014

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NORTHWOODS - Most of Northern Wisconsin was too cloudy to make out the partial solar eclipse Thursday evening. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. The last partial solar eclipse that could be seen in Northern Wisconsin was more than 10 years ago. Calculations for when and where solar eclipses occur are quite precise, according to local astronomer and planetarium owner Frank Kovac.

"The solar system is like a clock," explained Kovac. "We can predict eclipses many years out and it is very geometric, it's very mathematical."

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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is an international non-profit. The group pushes for better energy efficiency around the world.

They ranked Wisconsin 23rd in the U.S. last year, but Wisconsin made their most improved list for 2014.

"A shift in efficiency administrators had caused a temporary drop in saving," ACEEE State Policy Research Analyst Annie Gilleo said. "We are seeing that Wisconsin is once again realizing consistent levels of electricity and natural gas savings."

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Vilas County Tourism & Publicity will pay for it with a nearly $40,000 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the state department of tourism.

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"People, especially students but even adults too, are much, much braver behind a computer screen," says Medford High School Dean of Students Justin Hraby.

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Federal grant will help NTC open mobile lab, expand educational opportunitiesSubmitted: 10/23/2014

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The geriatric healthcare program will get $668,328 from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant will help create new advanced technical certificates. It will also go towards expanding educational programs.

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National Food Day is sponsored by the Northwoods LEAN Coalition. LEAN stands for Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition. They want to help people find opportunities to make healthy choices.

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