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.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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