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WJFW Transmitter Maintenance Submitted: 07/30/2013
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EAGLE RIVER - The 25th and final Klondike Days will start in Eagle River this weekend.

The event is often called Wisconsin's #1 Winter Family Fun Festival.

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MADISON - The Wisconsin state Assembly's Labor Committee is meeting to consider changes to the "Right-to-Work bill", although it's nearly certain that none will be adopted.

Republicans who control the Assembly agreed to hold the meeting Wednesday in negotiations with Democrats who objected to the original plan that did not include holding an executive session on the measure.

Democrats will be able to offer amendments.

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NORTHWOODS - A pair of lake groups in Northern Wisconsin will get grant money from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). It's part of a pool of $2.3 million.


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RHINELANDER - Some students find themselves sitting in a classroom, wondering how they would use what they're learning in real life. A group of community members in Rhinelander hope to make the connection between what students are learning in the classroom and adult life. On Tuesday, they gave students a crash course in being an adult.

Rhinelander High School seniors traded in their books for a game of life on Tuesday.

"Life can give you a lot of stuff very quickly. I managed to hit both a deer, rear-end a car, and hit snow bank in the same two-week period," said Rhinelander High School senior Dustin Simon, discussing a financial simulation in which he participated.

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RHINELANDER - A 33-year-old Tomahawk woman entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to a felony charge for being party to a 2003 alleged murder in Rhinelander.


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MINOCQUA - Minocqua Winter Park may see some changes. The town of Minocqua will likely order a study of the park that could lead to upgrades and even expansion.

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ONEIDA COUNTY - An ambulance trip in Oneida County could soon cost more. Both the county and the city of Rhinelander want to charge more for ambulance services.

Emergency leaders want to raise prices so they can maintain their service quality. The costs of the items first responders need, like medical supplies and gas, keep going up.

Both Oneida County and the city of Rhinelander charge less than the state average for most ambulance services. The emergency management department wants to charge a number closer to that average.

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