RHINELANDER - A new event in Rhinelander promises to spark spud-lovers in the Northwoods.
Organizers for PotatoFest on August 31st have been pleased by enthusiasm for the event.
Now, signups are open for some of the tastiest tater events that weekend.
There are open events all day.
But some events need preregistration.
"We're having a potato salad cookoff. We're having a mashed potato eating contest. We're having a french fry eating contest. In the french fry eating contest, you're going to be up against some stiff competition because Sheriff Grady (Hartmann) and some of the deputies graciously said they're going to be in," says Maggie Steffen, the Executive Director of Downtown Rhinelander, Inc.
Other events include a couch potato race and the Tater Tot Parade.
Find more information and a sign-up by following the link below.
RHINELANDER - Hockey players in Rhinelander will see some big changes.
After getting a large anonymous donation, the Rhinelander Ice Association will get a new training area, weight room, locker room, and more.
Since work began in August, framing for the building has gone up and dry wall will be put in next week.
"Just the whole project is really exciting and really going to come together and improve Rhinelander, and improve athletics in Rhinelander," said Rhinelander Ice Association Rink Manager Brett Aylesworth.
STATEWIDE - City, county, and town leaders hope you Turn Out for Transportation Thursday night. Seventy-one of the state's 72 counties will hold public forums for people to learn more about the state's transportation budget.
The idea for the forums comes from the "Just Fix It" campaign, which many counties have supported to encourage state lawmakers to find a better way to pay for roadwork.
You can find the location and time for your county's meeting via the link below.
STEVENS POINT - Stevens Point police want your help finding suspects in two possible stabbings. The stabbings happened early Friday morning and early Sunday morning near downtown Stevens Point.
Friday, four young men got into a fight on Main Street. One man said he was stabbed in the chest. Police say the suspect is a black man in his mid-20s, about 5' 9" tall, with a muscular build and short hair. The victim was treated at the hospital and released.
Sunday morning, police responded to an incident at 2nd Street and Crosby Avenue. Witnesses heard glass breaking and people yelling about a stabbing. Police don't have a victim or suspect description in that case, but they don't believe the two stabbings are connected.
If you have any information about the stabbings, call Detective Sgt. Gruber at 715-346-1518.
You can also call Portage County Crimestoppers to remain anonymous at 888-346-6600.
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