ST. GERMAIN - Snowmobilers can speed for a cause this weekend.
The Saint Germain radar run will take place this saturday and sunday on Little St. Germain Lake.
Snowmobilers can race on groomed snow or shaved ice.
The money raised this weekend will benefit the community.
"We're going to raise about 50,000 dollars and about 40 to 45 thousand of that goes right back to the community. It either goes to a local clubs like the Mobowen snowmobile club or the saint germain lions clubs," said Mark Hiller of the St. Germain Radar Run.
The Bikini run will be at 1 o'clock on Saturday.
The money from that race will be donated to Pink Ribbon Riders, the Saint Germain Fire department and the plum lake ambulance.
The event will bring money to local businesses as well.
"It just a cool event, one for the community. It just packs the area with a lot of people. We know downtown is just extremely busy right now and it's only going to get busier tomorrow, so that's good for the businesses," said Hiller.
Snowmobilers' speeds will be checked by a radar gun.
RHINELANDER - Cracked concrete, twisted rebar, and overgrown trees and bushes don't paint the most ideal picture for a park. But a Rhinelander alderman sees the perfect chance for a peaceful place to enjoy nature.
Alderman Alex Young hopes to turn an old snow dumping dock site into a "pocket park." The site sits where Norway Street runs into the Wisconsin River behind Ripco Credit Union and the DNR Service Center building.
RHINELANDER - People lived through detours, dust, and demolition throughout most of 2016 in downtown Rhinelander. Residents won't see that kind of work in 2017, but the city is planning more closures and road work to finish up the Streetscape Project.
Crews will start with the Davenport Street Bridge shutting down for a month in starting April 17. Public Works Director Tim Kingman says some sections of concrete, sidewalk, and asphalt pavement shifted, settled and cracked over the winter.
TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk High School sporting events got an attendance boost this winter. At the same time, local charities benefited from the community's generosity.
The school's Varsity Club sponsored six nights of special events, one for each winter sport. The Varsity Club gave out T-shirts printed with team rosters. Meanwhile, fans brought donations for local charities.
"Each kid would walk in and they'd put on their T-shirt," said Varsity Club member Jackie Elliott. "When we got our student section going, they were all together, and you just had this block of white. It was awesome."
WAUSAU - A contractor fell from a ladder and died at the construction site of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau last week. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
Marathon County Sheriff's Captain Dale Wisnewski said Shane J. Cash, 45, of Wisconsin Rapids was drilling holes in the ceiling on Thursday when he fell from his ladder and died on scene.
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