Mentored Hunting Keeps Culture AliveSubmitted: 05/03/2013
Story By Lex Gray

RHINELANDER - Hunting used to be a sport reserved for the guys, passed on from grandpa to dad to son.

But times – and families - are changing.

Dad's not always around to teach, and it's not just the boys who want to learn.

That's why more formal mentored hunts are becoming more popular. Mentors also necessary to keep hunting culture alive.

Newswatch 12's Lex Gray found a mentor and traded her camera for a shotgun to find out how it's done.

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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 10/08/2015

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We'll have the details on this story and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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ST. GERMAIN - Two people will recover from injuries Thursday morning. That's after a car crash in St Germain Wednesday.

It happened at the intersection of County Highway J and Highway 70. Both cars were turning left onto J. The second car hit the first during the turn.

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WOOD COUNTY - Two people are in the hospital Thursday morning. Their vehicle rolled over in Wood county Wednesday afternoon.

The wood county sheriff's department responded to a one car rollover in the town of seneca just before 4:00 Wednesday afternoon.

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Wausau increased pet licensing fees for dogs and cats that aren't spayed, neutered, or microchipped.

Pet owners in the city need to buy pet licenses every year.

Those licenses cost $10 for a pet that's fixed and microchipped—but if the pet isn't fixed or microchipped, the license costs $60 a year.

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LAONA - A Laona High School physics class put what they've learned to the test to build a pumpkin-throwing trebuchet. 

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When Kircher set out to find an interesting science project for his students, he came up with the idea.

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WAUSAU - A man  faces charges in Marathon County for allegedly stealing from a Wausau bank in September.

Thirty-seven-year-old Kenneth Powers is charged with three felonies for robbery, drug possession, and bail jumping.

He appeared in court Wednesday.

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