DOUGLAS COUNTY - We spent the last few nights taking in the sheer destruction a massive wildfire in Northwestern Wisconsin created.
Thursday, Governor Scott Walker got a first-hand look at the damage caused by a massive wildfire.
The governor and local officials toured the damaged areas in Douglas and Bayfield counties by helicopter.
The fire scorched some 9,000 acres and destroyed 47 buildings, including at least 17 homes.
But the governor made sure to point out the number of buildings saved.
"Seventy-seven structures were saved," Walker said. "Seventy-seven structures. When you look at this from an aerial shot, when you look at the map it is phenomenal particularly when you see the ashes literally yards away from homes and properties and you realize it was the fire service there making sure and it was the DNR crews making sure that those properties were protected, it's just phenomenal."
The fire is completely out as of Thursday night.
The DNR says this is the largest fire in northern Wisconsin in 33 years.
LINCOLN COUNTY - A Tomahawk man accused of sending explicit emails to a 15-year-old girl appeared in court Monday.
Joshua Dewitt is charged with multiple counts, including soliciting a child for prostitution and child enticement. The investigation started last November, when a mother accused the 29-year-old of sending inappropriate emails to her teenage daughter.
EAGLE RIVER - Some schools give out movie tickets, pizza parties, or ice cream coupons for students with good grades and good behavior. We do things a little differently here in the Northwoods.
Twenty-two students from Northland Pines Middle School will enjoy a half-day of fishing with a local guide as a reward for their success in school. The "Guides for Grades" program rewarded students on Monday for setting a good example in the classroom.
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