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Distracted driver hit child on bike Saturday night Submitted: 05/24/2015

TOMAHAWK - A crash in Tomahawk left a child in the hospital after being hit while riding their bike.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department got a call around 7:00pm on Saturday about a crash on County Highway A north of Tomahawk.

A 32-year-old woman hit a child riding on the shoulder of the road. The driver said she was distracted after dropping something in her car.

The child was airlifted to St. Joseph's in Marshfield with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not hurt.

Speed and alcohol do not seem to be factors in the crash.

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Crash in Star Lake leaves three in hospital Saturday Submitted: 05/24/2015

STAR LAKE - Three people remain in the hospital after a car crossed the center line on County Highway K in Star Lake on Saturday.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Office got the call of an accident around 3:45pm Saturday.

51-year-old Eric Sather of Conover was heading east when he crossed the center line and hit another car. 67-year-old John Schroeder from New Holstein and his wife, Jane, were in the other car.

One male driver was flown to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, while the female passenger was taken to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. The other male driver was taken to Eagle River Memorial Hospital and later flown to Marshfield.

Alcohol may be a factor in the crash.

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Pioneer Park Historical Complex opens for the season Submitted: 05/23/2015

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RHINELANDER - The Pioneer Park Historical Complex in Rhinelander opened Saturday for the season.

More than 75 people came to check out the museum in the first two hours it was opened.

It takes a while for workers to get used to working at the complex again.

"We haven't done this since last October, September, you know, and so it's like 'oh okay, how do I do this?'" says Pioneer Park Historical Complex Coordinator Aprelle Rawski.

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Land O' Lakes Area Artisans dedicate remodeled classroom to community member Submitted: 05/23/2015

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LAND O' LAKES - The Land O Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) Center went through some remodeling for its classroom.

After a few months, the classroom is finally finished, and it's being dedicated to a woman who left a big impact on the community.

Friends and family got together to remember Sandra Brown, who shared her love of art with the Land O Lakes community. She passed away in 2010.

Sandra gave her time and skills to areas that didn't have art programs, and they found a way to show their appreciation.

"The space has been enlarged greatly," said LOLA President Lynn Richie. "It was a coffee shop originally. And it's being dedicated to Sandra Hardy Brown, who was instrumental in bringing us money through a memorial fund when she passed away, and it helped kick start our art classes."

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Mother wounded in bridge shooting goes home from hospital Submitted: 05/23/2015

NEENAH - A mother who survived a shooting on the Trestle Trail Bridge in Menasha has gone home from the hospital.

Theda Clark Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Schuessler says Erin Stoffel was released from the Neenah hospital late Friday afternoon.

The 32-year-old was critically wounded in the random shooting on the bridge May 3. Her 33-year-old husband, Jon, and 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, lost their lives. 31-year-old Adam Bentdahl, of Appleton, was also killed.

Despite being shot three times, Stoffel was able to get two of her other children to safety. She was let out of the hospital briefly to attend the funeral of her husband and daughter.

The gunman, 27-year-old Sergio Daniel Valencia del Torro, killed himself. Authorities are finishing up an investigation into his background and mental health history.

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Craft fair and car show held at Woodruff Town Hall Submitted: 05/23/2015

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WOODRUFF - Two events in Woodruff helped raise money for two local groups.

On Saturday there was a craft fair and car show at the Woodruff Town Hall.

The Dr. Kate Museum organized the craft fair.

The money made went to a scholarship the museum gives out.

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Lakeland Senior Center uninsured when fire destroyed building Submitted: 05/22/2015

WOODRUFF - A few weeks ago, a fire destroyed the Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff.

We still don't know how the fire started. We do know, however, that the center probably won't receive insurance money to help pay for the rebuilding process, because, at the time of the fire, the center didn't have insurance.

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Wausau Police looking for suspect in convenience store robbery Submitted: 05/22/2015

WAUSAU - Police in Wausau want to find the man who held up a convenience store overnight.

About 1:30 this morning, The Store gas station on Stewart Avenue was robbed by a man  who had a t-shirt wrapped around his face to hide his identity.

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Eagle River Chamber of Commerce hopes to draw more tourists with refurbished website Submitted: 05/22/2015

EAGLE RIVER - One popular Northwoods tourist destination wants to make it easier for visitors to find information about all the attractions the community offers.

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center unveiled a new website design recently.

Chamber leaders wanted to make it more convenient for visitors who are already in the area to find something to do.

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Enjoy a day on the lake at Paddle Fest in Eagle River this weekend Submitted: 05/22/2015

EAGLE RIVER - You can get out on the water and help a good cause this weekend. Wildwood Outdoor Adventures will sponsor Paddle Fest on Saturday, May 23

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