MERRILL - WJMT/Z104 Radio in Merrill could move into its new home by next month.
The radio station has operated out of the Lincoln House for more than 20 years.
But last winter, a water pipe in the Lincoln house froze and burst. The water flooded the station.
Jim Medley is the operations manager for the station.
He says everyone there is excited about the move.
"I think the new space is going to add just that extra level of professionalism," says Medley. "It's going to look great, we're going to sound better and people are going to be really proud of their hometown radio station."
The new place is under construction right now.
With the move, the station will have more space and better equipment.
Station employees are happy be leaving the hassle of an older building behind.
The city of Merrill is in charge of demolishing the Lincoln House. They are still looking for a new contractor to finish the tear down.
PHILLIPS - The Price County Sheriff's Office wants to find out what it needs to do to get a K-9 officer. Sheriff Brian Schmidt believes a new dog would improve the office's ability to find drugs.
The county doesn't have its own K-9 officer. However, they do turn to other departments for help.
"What we would utilize is surrounding counties, and it is at their discretion," Schmidt said. "Like Rhinelander, we utilize their dog on occasion, maybe once or twice a year. But again, it is their dog, so they have their needs come first. So if we have our own equipment, our needs are met with our equipment."
WISCONSIN - The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling received a record number of phone calls to the helpline in 2014â€"14,731 to be exact. This is a 5.6 percent increase from calls received in 2013.
Some of the callers reported having to file for bankruptcy or having thoughts of suicide. The report from the Council also calculated $47,000 as the average gambling debt of callers in 2014, and $20,000 as the median debt.
VILAS COUNTY - Vilas County finally got what it wanted. For fifteen years, the county had needed someone to act as a full-time Recreational Officer--someone to monitor public safety on the snowmobile and ATV trails as well as the lakes and rivers. Now, Vilas County Deputy Sheriff Randy Schneider will fill that role.
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