WAUSAU - Some of us just shovel snow, but three sculptors are turning it into a work of art.
Team USA Snow Sculptors are back for their 24th Snow Magic at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau.
This year's sculpture is based off the museum's exhibition of magic themed artwork.
"They always choose a theme that relates to artwork on view, and in this case it's not based on a particular specific artwork, but more illustrating the theme of magic and the magic of snow sculpture and of artwork in general," says the museum's marketing and communications manager Amy Beck.
The sculptors are working all weekend long to finish the project by Sunday. The team has been together for almost 30 years.
"This is one of our regular stops each year, and they always treat us really well," says snow sculptor Mike Martino. "We enjoy the people coming out and talking to us. And this year we've got just wonderful conditions. This is great temperatures, perfect snow. They packed a really good block for us so it's really great."
They'll turn the snow into a rabbit emerging out of a hat to fit the museum's magical theme.
Visitors can see the sculpturing process through Sunday.
RHINELANDER - Voting polls opened for the Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary Election Tuesday.
However, election officials had mixed feelings about the number of voters showing up.
Election Official Patty Fitzpatrick worked at the Oneida County Department of Aging voting location. She saw a low number of voters, but she doesn't think that's because of weather.
"A lot of people view the election for judges as kind of a snooze, which is unfortunate because it really is important, because it's the judges who are upholding the law and making the law," said Fitzpatrick.
RHINELANDER - A Minocqua man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge related to a child sexual assault case dating back nearly two years. Nathan Warbalow, 26, reached a plea deal with Oneida County prosecutors that will help him avoid a longer prison sentence and eliminated the need for a jury trial, set for this week.
Warbalow's victims, who were under the age of 13, told police he made a game of trying to pull his pants down in 2016. One victim told police Warbalow promised her a Popsicle if she touched his private parts.
RHINELANDER - If you paid attention to the Rhinelander Library's Facebook page Monday night, you would've seen a strange sight. Dozens of furry friends had a sleepover party at the library.
Kids dropped off their favorite stuffed animals, and could then watch what the animals were getting up to over Facebook. Library staff had plenty of activities for the animals including story time, snack time, and play time.
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