MINOCQUA - Many people enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby.
This year, some businesses are using the race to welcome tourists back to the Northwoods.
The Minocqua Brewing company served signature Derby drinks to attract tourists.
"We do some special mint juleps for the day. We have guests that come up for the first time because it's the first weekend in May. It's a good reason for people to come up and unlock their cabins and go fishing," said Doug Etten, the manager of the Minocqua Brewing Company.
Live music entertained the crowd.
Business owners believe the hype leading up to the Kentucky Derby creates a fun atmosphere.
"I think one of the things that draws people to this event is the persona of the event, being once a year. There's such a hype for a few days leading up to it," said Etten.
The person that picked the winning horse also wins a dinner for two.
RHINELANDER - People at Rhinelander's City Hall know if you need to know a specific ordinance or resolution, you could always turn to Kathy Johnson. That's going to change this week. The city administrator's assistant retires at the end of the day Friday.
Johnson started working for the city five years ago. She and her husband moved here from Rockford, Illinois. Johnson served under four city administrators over that time, including Blaine Oborn, Phil Parkinson, Kristina Aschenbrenner, and Keith Kost.
CHETEK, WI - Sheriff's officials in northwestern Wisconsin have identified the teens involved in a fatal plane crash.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department says 17-year-old Owen Knutson died when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into a river in a rural area near Chetek Wednesday evening. An 18-year-old passenger, Hunter Gillett, was seriously injured. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School senior is hospitalized at Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota.
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