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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 02/23/2017
- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

We show you how the Tomahawk Speedway staff is preparing for this weekend's Winter Hatchet Nationals in spite of the mild weather.

We take you to the grand opening for the new AODA center in Minocqua and find out what services the center will provide for the community.

And we stop by the Eagle River store that sold a winning 50 thousand dollar Powerball ticket.

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




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EAGLE RIVER - The owner of Nobbe's North on Highway 70 in Eagle River knew that one day someone would buy a winning lottery ticket from her store. Wednedsay she found out she was right. 

One lucky local man bought the winning Powerball numbers on Saturday and won $50,000. Owner Carolyn Nobbe said that the winner is a frequent customer and decided to buy the $10.00 ticket on his way home from dinner. 

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MINOCQUA - People suffering from alcohol and drug addiction can now seek treatment at a new center in Minocqua.

The Family Health Center of Marshfield opened its new clinic Thursday.

The HOPE Consortium is a group of medical providers dedicated to treating addiction. 

FHC Executive Director Greg Nycz said they came together to make this center happen.

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CABLE - A winter storm coming toward Wisconsin could help a popular cross-country ski race.

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ONEIDA COUNTY - If your truck cracks through the ice, your first thought might be, get off ASAP

There are workers who head the opposite way--onto the ice to help.

That describes one local team who carefully went to work on the Willow Flowage in Oneida County in Little Rice on Tuesday.

"This ain't no joke out here," said Tom Quandt, Jr., the owner of Bulldog Off-Road Recovery Service. "I do get nervous, and today's a day I'm nervous because of the ice conditions."

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RHINELANDER - Smartphone tracking technology can rescue lost drivers, help authorities find kidnapped victims and let parents keep tabs on their kids. But this tracking can turn to stalking if the wrong person uses it.

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RHINELANDER - Fruity Pebbles and Boston cream pie donuts don't mix themselves every morning at one bakery in Rhinelander. 

Mad Batter Bakery opened about two months ago on Brown Street in Rhinelander. 

Patty Oleinik owns the bakery and comes up with most of the unique flavors. 

Patty got the name from one of her favorite stories. 

"I'm a huge Alice in Wonderland freak. I actually have a Cheshire cat tattooed on the back on my neck," said Oleinik.

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RHINELANDER - If you did a double take driving down county highways this week, it was for good reason. Oneida County posted its weight limit restriction signs Monday.  That's the earliest those signs have gone up in more than 15 years.

Usually weight limits go into effect in mid-March. Counties put them on to protect roads as frost comes out of the ground.  Oneida County Highway Commissioner Bruce Stefonek tried to wait as long as possible.

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