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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 06/21/2018
- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

The Prentice School District recently received an $81 thousand grant to be used to improve the school's security systems. We talk to the superintendent about how some of that money will be spent.

You'll hear a U.P. mother tell her frightening story about how she and her partner were able to get each family member safely out of the house before it was destroyed during last weekend's storm.

And we'll take you to Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander where they're celebrating 125 years of service to the community.

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





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FOREST COUNTY - Police arrested two Milwaukee men Wednesday morning on three drug related charges. 

The Forest County Sheriff's Department got a call around 9:30 Wednesday morning about a suspicious car in the Mole Lake area that was possibly involved in trafficking drugs. 

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MADISON - Two Marathon County men face federal methamphetamine charges.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for western Wisconsin, a federal grand jury has issued indictments against 33 year old Antron Allen of Mosinee and 32 year old Nathaniel Drow of Schofield.

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CONOVER -
June Dairy Month isn't just for the cows; it's for goats, too!

Hillbilly Hollow in Conover specializes in goat milk products, especially all types of cheese.

Kathy Martin makes around 35 flavors of soft goat cheese, along with other artisan cheese.

She says the calories are much less than regular cow milk cheese.

"I've had goat cheese that was absolutely horrible. Had it been my first try I would never try it again. BUT they're not all created equal. It's just like with cheddars or anything, sometimes you don't get one as good as another one. Just keep trying."

Hillbilly Hollow just opened a brand new store in Eagle River with all of its goat products.

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PRICE COUNTY - Sitting on a bike is where Tessa Otto finds her freedom. 

"Riding on a Harley is unlike any feeling you're ever going to have," said Tessa as she stood beside her 2018 Street Glide Special.

"This is probably the coolest thing I'll ever do in my life. I'm peaking now at 20," said Tessa with a laugh. 

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LAKE TOMAHAWK -
A U.S. Marine wanted a special cabin where veterans and their families could grieve the loss of others.

Matt Raimer never got to see that cabin built.  He lived until he was 25.  Now, Raimer's family is teaming with Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk to build Matt's dream.

Work started on a project at Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk Wednesday.

The project offers families of America's fallen service members a place to heal and grieve away from the noise of daily life.

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EAGLE RIVER - Building a new house comes with its share of struggles, but usually a trapped animal isn't one of them.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, DNR Warden Supervisor Dave Walz got a call about a bear cub that got stuck in a newly built basement in Vilas County.

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RHINELANDER - You could forgive Tom Marquardt for not wanting to chat for too long Wednesday morning.

"I'm a little behind," Marquardt admitted.

The volunteer of 12 years got his rototiller running (after a few extra pulls) with a lot of work ahead of him.

"Probably run it for about four hours and that's about how much vibration I can take!" Marquardt laughed.

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