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Feb. 2013 Primary Results CLICK HERESubmitted: 02/20/2013
- The following are unofficial results.

Rhinelander

Shall the School District of Rhinelander, Oneida, Lincoln and Langlade Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $4,000,000 per year beginning with the 2013-2014 school year and ending with the 2015-2016 school year for non-recurring purposes?

Yes: 3,602

No: 2,475

Northland Pines:

Question #1: Authorizing the school district budget to exceed revenue limit by $2,700,000 for 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16, for non-recurring purposes consisting of general operations.

Yes: 1,599

No: 1,027

Question #2: Authorizing the school district budget to exceed revenue limit by $240,000 for only 2013-14 to construct firewall additions to existing walls in the K8 building in Eagle River.

Yes: 1,583

No: 1,029

Three Lakes School District Referendum

Yes: 1,102

No: 348

Three Lakes Town Board Chair

Stella Westfall: 347
Don Sidlowski: 275
Bill Slizewski: 171

Three Lakes School Board:

Steven C. Garbowicz: 558
John Olkowski Jr.: 543
Kari Volk: 504
Ann M. Ovsak: 440
Terry McCloskey: 439

Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary

Pat Roggensack (inc): 211,117

Ed Fallone: 99,881

Vince Megna: 21,031

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Record breaking snowfall knocks the power out Submitted: 04/17/2014

RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.

WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.

But getting to the outages was a challenge.

A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.

"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."

Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.

Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.

"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."

The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.

If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.

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LP conversion of sheriff's cars nears completionSubmitted: 04/17/2014

VILAS COUNTY - As many as 20 Vilas County Sheriff's patrol cars now run on both liquid propane and gasoline.

That could save the department more than $295,000 over the next 5 years.

The department started converting the cars last November.

A company in Michigan installed 20-gallon propane tanks in the trunks of the cars.

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Asian Lady Beetles come out after winteringSubmitted: 04/17/2014

ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.

"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.

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Rhinelander food pantry volunteers Submitted: 04/17/2014

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry relies heavily on volunteers. Here is a look inside the operation.

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New suit filed over gay marriage banSubmitted: 04/17/2014

MADISON - A same-sex couple wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban.

The couple filed a lawsuit directly with the high court Wednesday, bypassing the trial and appellate courts.

The lawsuit says the pair lives in Milwaukee County and married in San Diego.

They claim Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies them federal rights afforded to opposite-sex married couples.

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Artists, engineers combine for campus, national paper venture in northcentral WisconsinSubmitted: 04/16/2014

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STEVENS POINT - College and professional artists need special cotton-fiber paper for painting, drawing, and printing.

UW-Stevens Point's art students bought that expensive paper from traditional European mills for years.

Meanwhile, UWSP’s Paper Science and Engineering Department taught students about the papermaking business on its huge paper machine just a building away on campus.

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Northwoods landfill increases recyclingSubmitted: 04/16/2014

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RHINELANDER - A landfill near Rhinelander saw more recycling last year.

The Oneida County Solid Waste Department had an increase in recycled materials in 2013.

People might be buying more because of an improving economy, but that's not the only reason for the increase.

The contracts from disposal companies also play a major role.

"The contract for the city of Rhinelander had come up and it was re-bid," said Oneida County Solid Waste Superintendent Brian Dutcher. "Northern Waste at the time was awarded that bid or that contract. All of the materials that they picked up for the city came out here."

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