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A unique way to view the stars Submitted: 10/19/2014

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MONICO - People living in the Northwoods get the chance to see dozens of stars on a clear night, but with the temperatures dropping, it might not be as enjoyable.

A planetarium in Monico gives you that experience without bone chilling temperatures.

Kovac Planetarium in Monico has been in business since 2007. It took the owner 10 years to build it. 5 to put the planetarium together. Then an additional 5 to actually get it inside.

The owner says when people come to his planetarium, most people don't know what to expect.

"The one who's running the show is the one who built it. Then when they leave, especially people of all ages… I'm amazed by the comments," said Kovac Planetarium designer and owner, Frank Kovac. "People sometimes even have tears in their eyes because they're so excited."

Sunday, the Oneida County 4-H club had the chance to see the solar system from indoors. They're working on model rockets and the Sky Net Junior Scholars Astronomy program.

"There have been youth who have been interested in the sky and star constellations, what's out there," said UW Extension Oneida County 4-H Youth Development educator, Lynn Feldman. "This is just a goldmine of a place to be able to give additional information about what they have been studying."

The planetarium is open all year round.

Story By: Shardaa Gray

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100-year-old grandmother sees six generations in one settingSubmitted: 10/19/2014

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RHINELANDER - Most people don't get to meet their great, great, great grandchildren. It's one of the perks one Rhinelander woman has after turning 100 years old. All six generations of her family got together Sunday to celebrate their unique family.

"I wouldn't let anything ever happen to you," said 100-year-old, Bea Kofler.

Kofler held her nine day old great, great, great grandson for the first time Sunday.

"He's too precious," Kofler said.

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Wisconsin DNR closing 2 more wolf zonesSubmitted: 10/19/2014

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MADISON - Wildlife officials are closing two more wolf hunting zones in northern Wisconsin.

The Department of Natural Resources says Zones 1 and 4 will be closed to further hunting and trapping of wolves effective 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The DNR closed Zone 2 last week. Three of the state's six zones remain open.

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Marathon County houses some of its inmates in Oneida CountySubmitted: 10/19/2014

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ONEIDA COUNTY/MARATHON COUNTY - The Marathon County jail doesn't have enough space for all of the county's inmates. That's why the Marathon County Sheriff has started housing some inmates in Oneida County.

There are 20 Marathon County inmates in Oneida County's jail right now. The jail has housed more than 90 inmates from Marathon County since the spring.

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Voters head to polls early in WisconsinSubmitted: 10/19/2014

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MADISON - Wisconsin residents can start heading to their local clerks' offices this week to cast early ballots for the Nov. 4 election.

Early voting is set to begin Monday and run through Oct. 31. Municipal clerks can hold early voting from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday during those two weeks, although each clerk can set his or her own hours. Clerks without regular office hours must make themselves available by appointment.

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Humane Society takes in more than 60 cats, two dogsSubmitted: 10/19/2014

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TAYLOR COUNTY - More than 60 cats and kittens will need to be nursed back to health. They were found in a home filled with garbage and junk.

The Taylor County Humane Society got the cats and two dogs last week after their owner passed away. The humane society says the animal's owner can be described as an animal hoarder.

Many of the cats are sick, hungry, and very weak.

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Marinette Marine Corporation launches U.S.S. Detroit Submitted: 10/18/2014

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MARINETTE COUNTY - The U.S. Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship got a start from northeastern Wisconsin Saturday.

Marinette Marine Corporation, other wise known as the Navy, launched the future U.S.S. Detroit from the shipyard in Marinette. It's the seventh Littoral Combat Ship in the Navy's fleet.

The ship weighs almost 3,400 tons and can travel just over 40 miles per hour. The ship will hold a crew of about 90 military members.

It's expected to officially go into rotation next summer.

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Doctors think there is a low risk of getting Ebola at airportsSubmitted: 10/18/2014

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WISCONSIN - Some people worry about Ebola spreading through airports.

One nurse from Dallas flew to Cleveland while she had the virus. Now, some people want to know what they can do to protect themselves when they fly.

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