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Packers to offer free hot cocoa at Sunday gameSubmitted: 01/03/2014
Story By Associated Press

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers are finding ways to help fans warm up for an expected bone-chilling playoff game Sunday against San Francisco.

The team will provide free coffee and hot chocolate to fans. The hot drinks will be available at most concession stands throughout Lambeau Field.

The Packers also plan to pass out 70,000 hand warmers, packets that fit inside gloves or boots and stay warm for hours.

Temperatures are expected to be a frigid minus 2 degrees when the Packers and 49ers kick off at 3:40 p.m. Central time.

The game could be one of the coldest in NFL history, rivaling the subzero temperatures of the 1967 Ice Bowl in Green Bay.




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LAC DU FLAMBEAU - A fire destroyed the interior of a Lac du Flambeau home Monday night.

A fire started in the back bedroom of Vicki Doud's home.

All ten residents of the home were there when the fire started. Everyone got out safely, but the inside is a charred mess.

The family isn't sure what started the fire, at first they thought it was just the pizza burning in the oven.

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WOODRUFF - 8th graders at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary presented a class gift Tuesday that was a little bit off the beaten path.

Their gift to the school was a new mountain bike trail, something they spent months fundraising for.
Every grade at AVW gets to go on an outdoor education trip called "adventure Wednesday". But the 8th graders carried an idea home with them after their trip.

"I was excited because our adventure Wednesday spurred on something in them to create such a neat community project," said Andrew Teichmiller, owner of Chequamegon Adventure Company.

Tuesday marked the inaugural ride on the 8th grade class gift: a mountain bike trail. Students think the gift is going to benefit future students, and hopefully the entire community.

"It's been really cool because to experience something like this, and to help out with something that the whole community and use and experience," said 8th grader Sierra Wodkowski. "And bring their kids and their kids can bring their kids, and it can just generate on."

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TOMAHAWK - A Tomahawk police officer pulled an autistic boy to safety after the 10-year-old went too far into a river.

Saturday afternoon around one, Tomahawk police got a call about an unattended child in the water near Kings Road and the Highway 51 bridge.  The child refused to come out.

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CRANDON - When Crandon's Jared Moore first picked up trumpet as a hobby three-and-a-half-years ago, he never thought he would have the opportunity to study at a prestigious performing arts high school.

Now, Jared could study at Interlochen Center For The Arts near Traverse City, Michigan for his four years of high school.

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SPIRIT - On Monday, Edwin Blomberg stood at a podium and delivered Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to a crowded Spirit Town Hall in southern Price County.

But there was nothing on the podium.

Blomberg, well into his 90s, recited the the speech completely from memory.

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We'll bring you the details on this story and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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HAZELHURST - Late-night drivers will need to find another way to and from Minocqua Tuesday night.

Crews are closing US-51 around the Bearskin Trail Bridge near Hazelhurst. They'll be putting in girders for a new bridge that will replace the iconic T-Bird Country bridge.

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