IRON RIVER, MI - Not all of the Olympic athletes have been selected for Team U-S-A.
Nick Baumgartner from just outside of Iron River, Michigan is trying to return to the Olympic games.
He's competing at the X-Games in Aspen Friday.
Baumgartner competes in the snowboardcross. He won the gold at the X-Games back in 2011.
He made the Olympic team in 2010 in Vancouver.
He's competing against Seth Wescott for the final spot this year. He's a 2-time Olympic champion. But he's had to come back from several injuries. That includes a torn ACL in his left knee, a broken tibia. He's also still recovering from a torn patella tendon.
A final decision could come this weekend after Friday's race. Baumgartner is just trying to focus on what he can control.
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."
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.
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.
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