CRANDON - A little bit of mud and a whole lot of racing. The Brush Run kicked off in Crandon today with a full slate of off-road action.
Thousands of fans packed the hill at The Big House to watch 12 classes of racing. The track is known for it's exciting land rush start and then there's turn one where the trucks and buggies can hit speeds around 100 miles per hour.
Talk to any driver, and they'll tell you, this is their favorite stop on the circuit.
Our local drivers put on quite a performance with 3 first place finishes.
Keegan Kincaid of Crandon won the Pro Light Truck race. Rhinelander's Mark Steinhardt took the checkered flag in the 1600 Buggy. And new driver Justin Barian of Minocqua crossed the finish first in the 1600 Light Buggy class.
CAMBRIA - Didion Milling Company in Cambria received 19 safety citations for its explosion in May. The fatal plant explosion killed five workers and injured 12 others. Didion plans on challenging some of the citations. The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration issued the citations for safety violations and proposed a $1.8 million dollar fine. The company's appeal could take up to a year.
MANITOWISH WATERS - After Terry Theisen got her middle school math class started with some computer coding, she needed to admit something about her level of programming expertise.
"None, absolutely none," Theisen said with a smile.
The North Lakeland School teacher did some basic coding when she was young, telling her students she used actual punch cards. Friday, was very different. Theisen's entire class learned on the go as they clicked and clacked on laptops as part of a worldwide event from their Manitowish Waters school.
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