LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Some of us call the Northwoods home because it's a safe place to live.
But violent crimes do happen here, sometimes inside our homes. Sometimes by the people we live with.
Lac du Flambeau has a new team to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
"Everybody would love to believe that these types of crimes don't happen in the Northwoods, when in reality it happens in every single community," advocate Andrea Wolfe said.
When sexual assault or domestic violence happens here, there is help.
The newly formed Sensitive Response Team has advocates to help the victim from the scene of the crime to finding justice and peace.
"I'm trained to be there," Wolfe said. "I can stay with my victim from the time I show up at the door to the house, I can take them to the hospital, I can stay in the room with them during the exam if that's what they want. I can explain everything that's being done to them."
The team in Lac du Flambeau coordinates medical professionals, law enforcement, and legal help for victims.
They can also provide a safe place to stay for individuals or families.
They promise to keep all information confidential so it's safe to come forward and ask for help.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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