RHINELANDER - On Thursday night, two of three candidates made the case for why they should become Rhinelander's next mayor. A panel of media members, including Newswatch 12's own Ben Meyer, questioned the candidates for an hour, live on WXPR.
The two candidates at the forum argued between the power of a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience.
MADISON - The Wisconsin State Patrol says it saw more drugged drivers on the roads and had a significant increase in drug arrests from 2016 to 2017.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the State Patrol saw a 20 percent increase in drug arrests during that time period, with fewer than 2,900 arrests in 2016 to more than 3,400 last year. A drug arrest involves the possession of illegal narcotics or paraphernalia.
MADISON - A new report shows Wisconsin's unemployment rate hit a record low in February.
The state Department of Workforce Development released data Thursday that shows the unemployment rate dipped to 2.9 percent in February, down 0.2 percent from January to mark a record low. The previous record was 3 percent unemployment in July 1999.
RHINELANDER - Golfers can't wait to get back on the course after our long, tiring winter. We'll need to melt a lot more snow to make that happen, but on a Rhinelander-area lake this weekend, ice will be needed for golfing.
Fisher's Resort on Lake George will host the 13th-annual Ice Golf tournament Saturday. Golfers shoot real golf balls on nine holes on the frozen lake. The four-person scramble format costs $40 per team.
The event is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hodag Sno-Trails snowmobile club.
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