RHINELANDER - A propane tanker crashed into a car at 9:30 this morning in Rhinelander. A woman and a child were taken to the hospital. The crash slowed traffic for about 30 minutes around the intersection of 17 and County Road P in Rhinelander.
The propane tanker was headed north on 17 when it hit the car. The passenger side of the car and the cab of the tanker suffered the most damage.
"There is no leakage at all. We were very lucky with that," said Norman Peterson, Pelican Deputy Fire Chief, with regards to the tanker.
The woman driving the car and a child in the back seat were taken to St. Mary's hospital. The child was properly buckled into a car seat.
MADISON (AP) - In a tack to the left in an election year, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he wants a state law to guarantee people with pre-existing conditions don't lose health insurance.
He also wants Wisconsin to join Minnesota, Oregon, Hawaii and Alaska in obtaining a federal waiver to offer reinsurance. That is a move designed to lower premiums for people in the private insurance marketplace.
MINOCQUA - All over the country hundreds of thousands of people came out for the Women's March Saturday. Northern Wisconsin was no exception. The day highlights women's rights but some men felt it was important to March by their side. At the Women's March on Minocqua nearly 200 women from different backgrounds marched as one. However, sprinkled between the pink you'll find men moved by this movement like Cliff Claus. "Very irritated," said Claus. As a father Cliff has specific reasons for walking the mile with the women on Saturday. "Our government's gone to heck," said Claus. "I wanna be a good role model for my daughters.-That's sometimes a hard thing for a guy to do," said women's rights supporter Brent Mc Farlend.
ASHLAND - The death of a teen carrying a butcher knife who was shot by an Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy led to a march, rallies, and community discussions about police relations.
Friday, a special prosecutor cleared the deputy in that shooting.
Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot and killed Jason Pero, 14, in November.
Police believe Pero wanted to die.
In a 911 call, the teen was the one who told police someone was walking around with a knife that day. Pero described a a guy walking around outside his house with a knife. The man was wearing a purple sweatshirt.
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