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Wausau garage fire causes $7200 in damageSubmitted: 08/30/2015
WAUSAU - A garage fire in Wausau early this morning will likely cost about $7,200 in damage, according to Wausau Fire Battalion Chief Allan Antolik.

Antolik said it was a 12 by 20 ft detached garage on Pleasant Street.

The Wausau Fire Department responded to the call at 1:30 a.m.

The department says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

No one was hurt. 



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WAUSAU - Wausau responders revived a man who was unconscious in his kayak late Saturday morning, according to Wausau Police Lieutenant Michael Juedes.

Juedes told Newswatch 12 some other kayakers started CPR on the man. 

Police said the man was kayaking on the Wisconsin River in Wausau.

He tipped over his kayak and went underwater.

But when he didn't come back up, other people around him got worried.

Other kayakers brought the man back up and saw he was unconscious.

A doctor and a nurse who happened to be there started CPR on the man.

They called 911.

Wausau responders were able to revive him.

The man is now at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Police say they don't yet know how he is doing. 

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ST. GERMAIN - More than 11,000 people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis in Wisconsin alone.

The owners of Lynn Ann's Campground in St. Germain want to do something about that. They started the Woods and Waters Paddle last year race to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

It's an out and back kayak and stand up paddle board race.

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EAGLE RIVER - The AMSOIL Eagle River Derbytrack's first-ever ATV & UTV World Championship Derby is in full gear.

Racers say they are impressed with the first-ever event.

"There's been really no ATV races in Wisconsin and for them to have us here and do this event, it's going to be pretty cool," said professional ATV driver Cody Janssen. "I'm pretty excited to be a part of it."

The warm weather is a welcome change to racers like Jay Mittelstaedt, who are used to racing at the annual snowmobile derby in the winter.

"It's really weird because if you've been coming here for however long and it's snow and ice and cold...now the grass is green and there's piles of dirt," Mittelstaedt said. "It's a little different but it's pretty cool."

Racers of all ages and skill dashed around the track.

For many racers and fans, the derby is a family affair.

"My husband took it up when he was a kid, he's been racing for almost 20 years, and we just finally got into it these last few years and thought it would be something for the kids to get into," said parent and racer 
Michele Grant. "And I started three years ago and it's a lot of fun."

Racers want spectators to see a good show.

"That's why I hope that hill is full today and I hope people come out and appreciate how cool this is," Janssen said.

The event continues until the championships on Sunday afternoon. 

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TOMAHAWK - A Tomahawk man turns his love for logging into woodworking hobby and business.

Wesley Bushor shows and sells woodwork out of his home.

"I don't consider myself an artist. I'm just, I'm a logger who likes to glue sticks together," said Bushor.

Wesley Bushor started working on his wood pieces about 20 years ago.

"Being a logger I come across things all the time that I like in the woods, and I decided I'd start building some basic rustic furniture, and I built a bed. A few weeks later it fell apart, but I was hooked from then on," said Bushor.
 
Bushor's house is his gallery, and you can find his work in every room. The result: a whimsical home that showcases his love for his hobby and trade. He's proud of the work he's done.

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RHINELANDER - Pawz n' Clawz held their Second Pawzitive Outdoor Games on Saturday.

The event brings dogs and people together for some outdoor fun while helping local non-profits. The Pawzitive Outdoor Games tests a dogs skill in agility, dock diving, and speed.

TLC Training owner Carol Lofquist set up a standard course to test dog skills.

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RHINELANDER - People run for many different reasons.

On Saturday the community came together to run to remember Kory Dahlvig.

Dahlvig was a Vilas County sheriff's deputy who lost his life in the line of duty. Nicolet College started the Run to Remember three years ago in his honor.

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LANARK - A 62-year-old man died after getting run over by a vehicle in the Town of Lanark late Saturday morning, according to a Portage County Sheriff's Department press release. 

Responding deputies found the man pinned under the vehicle in the driveway of a residence. 

Amherst Fire, Amherst Rescue, Amherst First Responders and a Portage County Ambulance responded to the scene along with Portage County Deputies. 

The man was freed from underneath the vehicle, but he did not survive. 

The driver of the vehicle involved was a 49-year-old female from the Town of Lanark. She was not injured. 

The Portage County Sheriff's Office and the Portage County Coroner's Office are still investigating this incident. 



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