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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 10/16/2017
- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

We'll update you on the condition of Green Bay Packer Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and talk to a Wausau doctor about what a broken collarbone entails.

We'll show you some of the structures that Antigo organizations are creating out of canned foods in order to help stock the cities pantry.

And we introduce you to a couple who's been running the Food for Kidz event in Mincoqua for the last seven years and tell you why they're passing it on to the Lac du Flambeau Lions Club.

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 - More than 60 percent of students in White Lake schools come from families with financial challenges, letting those students qualify for free or reduced-cost meals at school.

But the district views that as just a number.

"We just see kids. We don't see whether they have needs or not. We just see kids, and we do the best we can to meet whatever needs they come with on a daily basis," said White Lake K-12 Principal Glenda Boldig.

Boldig's mission is helped by a motivated community volunteer, Sally Mulhollon.

"I know what it was like to be without," said Mulhollon.

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WAUSAU - Packers fans waited for good news Monday and didn't get it.  Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Aaron Rodgers will need surgery and could miss the rest of the season.

"Potentially, his season could be over," McCarthy said during his Monday afternoon press conference.

Rodgers broke his collarbone about eight minutes into a loss in Minnesota on Sunday.  It's an injury Dr. Jim Messerly knew didn't look good when he saw the replays.

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MINOCQUA - For one Saturday in October, the cafeteria at Lakeland Union High School is transformed. 

Instead of a place to feed teenagers, it becomes a place to package meals for thousands of people all around the world.

"It is just phenomenal to watch," said Susie Breiten.

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ANTIGO - Our ancestors used small-batch botanical medicine when they had a health problem.

That tradition is still carried on in Antigo.

Mortar and Pestle opened its doors one week ago.

Owner Kelly Keyser-Millar has been making batches of her botanical medicine and selling it online since last November.

The storefront allows her to make custom medicine based on people's needs in combination with the prescriptions they may already be taking.

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RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Brewing Company beers used to get brewed in Rhinelander.

However, in the 1960s the brewery shut down.

The President of the Rhinelander Brewing Company Joyti Auluck said she noticed a lot of old school T.V. shows and movies making a comeback. Auluck wanted to add beer to that trend.

In about a year the Rhinelander Brewing Company Brewery will come back to Rhinelander on one of the city's most popular streets, Brown Street.

Walking down Brown Street in Rhineland you'll see about five empty stores.

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RHINELANDER - A group of local businesswomen came together to help promote domestic violence awareness Sunday.

It was all a part of the Business for Benefit event, which supported the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

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MINOCQUA - Minoqua's Wildwood Wildlife Park hosted a slew of animals, super heroes, and other crazy characters this weekend at the 11th annual Zoo Boo event.

Some of the costumes this year were very creative. The event provides a safe, family-friendly way to trick-or-treat.

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