EAGLE RIVER - We live in one of the best places in the country for fishing. This weekend hundreds of musky fishermen tried their luck in Eagle River.
94 teams took part in the Pro Musky Tournament Trail. They fished on 10 lakes on the Eagle River chain and had lots of success. A total of 59 muskies were caught and released over the 2 days and the biggest one was 47 and a quarter inch! Of course, when I was out there today I didn't see any, but the tournament director told me why this is such a great place for Musky.
Also, the big winners today were local! Jared Adamovich and Jeremy Barber of Eagle River were the only team to boat 4 muskies and took first place.
RHINELANDER - People in Rhinelander will be able to cast their November election ballots starting on Friday. It's the earliest people in Wisconsin have ever been able to vote.
The absentee ballots are stacked and ready for Friday at the Rhinelander City Clerk's office. To make the early voting process go as smoothly as possible, you will need to come prepared.
"When you come in make sure that you're registered. That is important. Make sure you're registered in the city if you're coming into us," said Clerk Valerie Foley.
Registering is easy; all you need is a photo ID and proof of residence. The registration form takes a couple of minutes, and then you will be able to fill out an election ballot.
"I think it is going to be a very busy day. I think people are pretty interested in the issues. And I think a lot of them would like to get and make sure they can vote if they're not certain they're going to make it to the polls in November or not," said Foley.
The clerk's office has already sent out about 200 ballots to people who have requested them.
Now, it is preparing for the early voter in-person rush.
If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote or where to go for early voting, the clerk's office suggests voters visit myvote.wi.gov for more information.
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