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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 11/20/2017
- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

The man charged with shooting and killing his friend of four and a half years in Tomahawk Friday morning had his initial appearance today. We'll bring you details of the criminal complaint.

We'll tell you why any new restaurants or bars looking to build in Minocqua would have a hard time finding a liquor license.

We'll show you how Peoples State Bank in Rhinelander is helping soldiers far away know they're close to our hearts.

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




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LINCOLN COUNTY - In a criminal complaint, police give basic details about what they say happened in the hours leading up to Eric Lee Moen murdering a Tomahawk man last week. 

Moen made his first appearance in court on Monday. Moen didn't speak at all during his initial court hearing, and instead let his lawyers do the talking. Moen did however speak to police according to that criminal complaint.

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MINOCQUA - Cities and towns in Wisconsin only get so many liquor licenses for restaurants and bars.
 
All 30 of Minocqua's are currently filled and have been for quite a few years. 

Town Clerk Roben Haggart says Minocqua has had to turn away potential businesses because of the lack of Class B liquor licenses. 

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RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander man allegedly told his girlfriend he "wanted to slit her from ear to ear and stab her in the face." That sparked a nearly six hour standoff last Thursday.

According to a criminal complaint, 21-year-old Mathew Smith threatened to kill himself and others with a knife inside of a home on Highway 8. 

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EAGLE RIVER - Today marks day three of the gun deer season.

Many Northwoods hunters have already filled their tags and are ready to process their deer meat.

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MERRILL - Getting a real Christmas tree to decorate your home can really bring the smells and sights of the holidays right to your living room.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill sells Christmas trees and wreaths in the lot next to the Trinity Lutheran School.

Tree lot organizer Dan Frick says he has been selling trees there for a decade.

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ST. GERMAIN - After your big Thanksgiving meal later this week, you might be looking for a way to get active.

St. Germain will be hosting its holiday light parade and Jingle Bell 3K Race this Saturday.

People will pull out their lawn chairs and wool blankets to watch floats take over downtown.

The St. Germain A-T-V club will also be collecting food along the parade route for the Vilas County Food Pantry.

"St. Germain has always had the tradition of the town tree lighting and caroling and stuff like that. We just amped it up and taken it one step further. It is really neat to be a part of and kick off the Christmas season," says special events coordinator Judy Jurries.

You can still register for the Jingle Bell 3K Race.



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GREEN BAY - One man who grew up in Tomahawk is now in charge of keeping thousands of fans safe at Lambeau Field.

For a noon kickoff game most Packer fans start preparing a few hours before.

"It's actually a full weekend for me it'll start Friday night into Saturday," said Green Bay Police Department Operations Commander Paul Ebel.

Ebel is the Operations Commander for the Green Bay Police Department and needs a 48 hour head start to cover all his responsibilities.

"If something does happen at the stadium it's one of those things when they turn around and say okay what do we do and that's my role," said Ebel.

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