EAGLE RIVER - Today kicks off the 50th Anniversary of the Snowmobile Vintage Race in Eagle River.
Tomorrow, racers will qualify for the championship.
The finals are on Sunday.
Chuck Decker is the president of the world championship snowmobile derby.
He said the race isn't JUST exciting for competitors.
"This is a big boost for the economy. We're going to fill the entire Northwoods area for about two weeks, when normally there would be nobody here because we don't have the snow right now for people to come up in snowmobiling." said Decker.
"So I think a lot of people are pretty happy right now that the races are going on."
Bill Chad came from Merrill to see the vintage race.
For him, Eagle River is the only place to be this weekend.
"You just got to come out here and experience this. Something like this back at home, there's nothing like this available." said Chad.
"So I guess you have to travel a little bit and yea the weather can be better, but we make the best of it."
About 5 thousand people are expected this weekend for the vintage race.
But next weekend, 20-thousand people will show up for the main event.
Supporters of a second softball field at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander will need to wait for any decision on if those plans can move forward.
The Parks, Buildings and Grounds Committee decided Monday night to hold a public hearing in front of the full city council before deciding on whether it wants to accept the park plans.
The Rhinelander softball program hopes to build a second softball field at Pioneer Park just south of its existing field. The program would use about $50,000 from donations and fundraisers to build the new field. Softball coach D.J. DeMeyer tells Newswatch 12 the second field would allow the city to host upwards of 70 games a year, including RHS softball games, tournaments, and city recreation leagues.
But the new field would require cutting down nearly 10 trees and take up space routinely used by the fair and farmers' market. City Administrator Kristina Aschenbrenner says she's heard from plenty of people worried about space issues.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still owes nearly $900,000 on his failed presidential campaign, which ended abruptly last fall.
The campaign has been gradually reducing its $1.2 million debt from the end of 2015. According to finance records, the campaign owed $898,676 at the end of April, down about $50,000 from the previous month.
LINCOLN COUNTY - A Tomahawk man accused of sending explicit emails to a 15-year-old girl appeared in court Monday.
Joshua Dewitt is charged with multiple counts, including soliciting a child for prostitution and child enticement. The investigation started last November, when a mother accused the 29-year-old of sending inappropriate emails to her teenage daughter.
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