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Morgan, among inductees into Snowmobile HOFSubmitted: 02/19/2013
Morgan, among inductees into Snowmobile HOF
Story By Joe Dufek

ST. GERMAIN - The Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain has four new members.

Blair Morgan - a winner of multiple World Championships in Snocross was the headline inductee. A 5-time gold medalist at the X-Games, Morgan was one of the sport's most popular drivers. He was paralyzed in a motorcross accident in 2008.

The other inductees - legendary snowmobile drag racer Norman Ball. Minnesota vintage race organizer John Zeglin created the largest event of it's kind - the Waconia Ride-In. And the late Bob Bracey was the visionary for the sit-in, twin-track snowmobile.


The inductions were held on Saturday. The events included a ride with the champs. It went from St. Germain to Minocqua. We have a link with more on the event below.

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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 12/11/2018

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We'll bring you full coverage and updates on Ellen Tran's 15 year prison sentence this morning. The Rhinelander woman was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide of her 20-month-old stepson at that time.


We'll bring you this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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RHINELANDER - Dozens of people filled their stomachs with chili while also filling up a charity donation box Tuesday.

First Supply in Rhinelander hosted its 4th annual Chili for Charity.

First Supply employee Brad Spicer said ten employees whipped up their own versions of chili and invited the public to vote on their favorite dish.

"I put beer stouts into the chili, brown sugar, bacon, probably six or seven pounds of meat. It's pretty hardy," said Spicer.

Employee Brian Berns said the Rhinelander store collected donations at a minimum of $5 a bowl to give to Camp American Legion, an organization that helps injured or disabled veterans.

"We have a lot of caring people that work here. And there are always people that need help. So, I think as a work group…we really enjoy [doing] something to help others," said Berns.

Berns said they raised around $1,600.

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WAUSAUKEE - A man died in a car crash that also sent another man and woman to the hospital in Marinette County on Tuesday afternoon.  

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just before 1 p.m. on Highway 180 near Oxbow Lane, which is about two miles east of Wausaukee.

According to the sheriff's office, the 74-year-old man's car was headed west on Highway 180 when he crossed the center line on a curve and hit a car going in the opposite direction head-on.

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PEWAUKEE - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's considering at least one line-item veto of bills passed by Republican lawmakers in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him.

Walker told reporters Tuesday he might look for other line-item possibilities. He didn't give specifics Tuesday other than to say they involve appropriations.

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MADISON - An environmental law center is suing the state Department of Natural Resources over the agency's refusal to hand over records related to diverting Lake Michigan water for a new Foxconn Technology Group plant.

Midwest Environmental Advocates in May challenged DNR approval of a city of Racine request to pull millions of gallons from the lake daily for the plant.

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MINOCQUA - Sometimes apartment tenants blow off little winter maintenance jobs, like wiping the snow off their shoes or closing all their windows.

One landlord said that causes problems every year and makes utility bills go up a lot. 

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RHINELANDER - It's easy to slip on ice, skid on roads, or get stuck in the snow.

One thing that also happens is joint pain from common winter activities.

Shoveling heavy snow is one of the biggest problems Rhinelander Chiropractor Dr. Tony Lowenberg sees causing this pain.

He said shoveling is a physical activity that can cause excessive stress on the body; especially for people who don't lift heavy often.

"Lifting and the twisting creates wear and tear on their body. Then [people] feel it as pain and then their muscles get tight because they are not used to lifting stuff," said Dr. Lowenberg. "It's more people that are not used a physical job, shoveling can be [troublesome]." 

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