IN OTHER NEWS
- The Hurley School District will drop their Midget mascot. HURLEY School board members voted unanimously this week to stop using the name after this school year.
- It can cost you a good chunk of change to hire someone to do your taxes. For some, that could mean pulling money from tax returns to do so. RHINELANDER The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program is coming to Rhinelander to help with tax preparation for free. The program's tax preparers will meet with people at the Rhinelander Oneida Senior Center to help prepare and e-file tax returns (Federal, State, and Homestead Tax Credits) beginning February 4th. Over last few years the Rhinelander site averaged about 500 returns at about $100 dollars per return. That equates to about $50,000 per year for these filers.
- People know Rhinelander for its Hodag, Eagle River for its World Championship Snowmobile Derby, and now Land O'Lakes wants to be known for one of its signature events. LAND O' LAKES "We'd like to be known as the sled-dog capital of Wisconsin, and possibly snow dog capital of the world," said Joe Lomastro.
- Two men and a woman face several felony charges for a string of burglaries in Langlade Co. ANTIGO Jason Behm, 37, Andrew Schroeder, 38, and Valerie Deangelis, 40 went before a judge for the first time on Wednesday. They're accused of burglarizing five homes in Langlade Co. in the last several weeks, taking guns, jewelry, money, alcohol, and other items. On Friday, police stopped a car in Oneida Co. with the three suspects inside. They found stolen property, meth, and drug items.
- Wisconsin's new attorney general wants to reduce gun violence by temporarily taking away guns from people who could be a danger. MADISON In his inauguration speech, Josh Kaul called for a red flag law in Wisconsin.
- "It begins, as it always has for me, with education," said Governor Tony Evers. MADISON As the former superintendent of Wisconsin schools, Gov. Evers placed a big emphasis on education in his State of the State address.
- Tony Evers wants to see Republicans and Democrats pass bills they both agree on. MADISON He stressed it near the end of his first State of the State Address Tuesday night.