RHINELANDER - Rhinelander police need your help with a hit and run accident from this evening.
A minivan hit a motorcycle around 5:30 this evening.
The motorcyclist told our reporter the minivan hit him.
The accident happened right outside of the Paper Mill on Davenport and Pelican street.
The motorcyclist had a few scratches on his back, but was ok.
He refused to go to the hospital.
Rhinelander police says video from surveillance cameras at the mill will help find the driver of the minivan.
"The Paper Mill has some exterior video to monitor Davenport street traffic. So it will give us better picture and video of what exactly happened in the accident," said Rhinelander police sergeant, Kurt Helke.
"But at this time we are looking for that second vehicle. So we could talk to the driver. The quicker they would cooperate and identify themselves to police would prevent further additional charges."
Police don't know how the accident happened.
They think the video will help them get the license plate number.
"That's another thing we're going to have to look at the video image to see if we can enhance it to get the detail of the license plate," Helke said.
"Right now we have a pretty good idea of the make and model of the vehicle. And we'll gather further details as we progress."
Police say there will be additional charges if the crime doesn't come forward.
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Democratic state Rep. Cory Mason said during debate Thursday that he intends to vote for the bill. He is the first Democrat to publicly say he will back the measure that is being championed by Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans.
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"I guess I'm the only one nutty enough to do it, I suppose," Frank Tarantino said with a laugh.
Tarantino lives in Mercer, but trains for marathons in Lac du Flambeau. He started pulling a tire on a chain a few years ago after reading about it in a fitness magazine. People often stop to take his picture.
"Little by little you run a little further, a little further," Tarantino said.
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The center's namesake lost his life to cancer, but now others will be able to benefit from his gift to the hospital.
"With his vision and his dollars we were able to put this cancer center here in Rhinelander so patients don't have to travel to larger cities," said Director of Cancer Services Kimberly Hetland.
This year's speaker was Mike Regole, a survivor of tonsil cancer. He spoke about his experience at the center, how family and support affected his journey, and how he ran a business while having cancer.
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"I started quilting when I was 19 so it's been a passion of mine for a long time," said Pat.
Quilting gives her a community of ladies in the Northwoods.
"Sayner needs something like this, it needs something for the women to do," said Pat.
After moving to Sayner with her husband Don last spring, the two decided to buy the building that now houses Plum Lake Quilts. Pat needed somewhere to put her long arm machine and that eventually turned into a little retail business.
"I mean little and then it grew a little bit and it grew a little bit more," said Don Andersen.
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