ANTIGO - A middleman between Langlade County potato farmers and food producers never paid for more than $200,000 dollars worth of potatoes.
That's why Thomas Lundgren is charged with in five felony counts.
Lundgren had been buying potatoes from five different farmers and selling them to producers for years.
"What's claimed is that the individual took items - potatoes in this case - from several farmers in Langlade County, promised to pay for them, and didn't," says Langlade County District Attorney Scott Moller.
The problems started in 2011.
One of the farmers got fed up with not being paid for potatoes.
"Eventually, he went down to the Stevens Point area, where I understand this individual had his business, hoping to get paid, and found the business closed with the shades drawn and the door locked," says Moller.
Prosecutors say he defrauded farmers out of three-quarters of a million dollars in Portage County.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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