MERRILL - A storm ripped down Lincoln County's fairgrounds last summer.
But now, an even better facility could be in the works.
Merrill-based Agra Industries proposed a 3,400-seat arena to take the place of the old grandstand.
The Fairgrounds User Group wants to use it for more than just the fair itself.
"It's a facility that's covered. It's big enough to do rodeos and different events in it. It's big enough for concerts. It's what they're looking for. Obviously, the question is how it gets paid for," says Randy Scholz, the Lincoln Co. Administrative Coordinator.
Agra's proposal would cost around $7 million.
Insurance would cover more than a million dollars of the cost.
How to pay for the rest hasn't been decided.
The Public Property Committee will meet later this week to talk about hiring an architect for the arena.
WAUSAU - Police in Wausau expect to forward forgery charges to the Marathon County District Attorney against four people after finding counterfeit money in the area.
Patrick J. Eppolite Jr., 22; Michael A. Beck, 27; Jeremy J. Hess, 36; and Amanda M. Bender, 32, are currently in jail on probation holds, but investigators believe they're connected to some counterfeit $20 bills in the area, according to the Wausau Police Department.
GREEN BAY - Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and injuring a third person in the Green Bay area.
Jacob Cayer of Ashwaubenon was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. WLUK-TV reports Cayer also is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, burglary, and bail jumping.
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