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.
Fitzpatrick saw only about 57 voters around lunch time Tuesday.
But Chief Election Inspector Cheryl Westbrook was working at the Oneida County Sheriff's Office voting location and saw close to 100 voters around that same time.
"I think it's been a little higher than I was expecting because of the weather. I think the streets aren't as bad as they thought and a lot of [people] like to come out and vote," said Westbrook.
NEW LONDON - New London police have sent pieces of candy from a St. Patrick's Day parade to the State Crime Laboratory to see if it's tainted.
Police warned people not to eat candy they got at Saturday's parade over concerns it may be contaminated. They received about 10 complaints about children and others developing temporary numbness or rash since Saturday.
RIB MOUNTAIN - A Wisconsin State Patrol Captain wants to know, who's ready to report for duty? The department is looking for new cadets. But recruitment and training is no easy task. "[It's] very hard to find qualified candidates. It's a struggle," said Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Adrian Logan. Captain Logan wants five people to answer the call.
The department's looking for new cadets who'll train to become state troopers. However, the process of finding the right candidate is no easy task and takes dedication from both sides. "It's a very extensive process," said Logan. After passing a background check and interview, candidates will go through 12 weeks of field training, 26 weeks of training with an officer, then a yearlong probation period. "You've got to be committed to it," said Logan. The dedication for the role doesn't stop there.
TOMAHAWK - If you feel stir-crazy this time of year, taking a quick drive Tuesday afternoon might help.
Hometown Chiropractic in Rhinelander and Tomahawk hopes to spread smiles during, "Sunshine on the Streets."
The doctors will wave signs with their favorite positive quotes starting at 12:30 in the afternoon.
Chiropractors normally work to get your physical health in check, but they want to help your mental health, too.
"I want to say we are one of the smaller countries in the world, but we take almost 80 percent of the world's anti-depressants. So we want to make sure we have positivity energy and positive thoughts because it will help us heal better and feel better," says Dr. Grace Zuiker Nash.
"Sunshine on the Streets" also marks the First Official Day of Spring.
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