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Friday Night Blitz 2.15.19Submitted: 02/15/2019
Mazie Vincent
Mazie Vincent
Sports Anchor/Reporter
mvincent@wjfw.com

Friday Night Blitz 2.15.19
NORTHWOODS - Medford-59 Pines-46
Crandon-45 Tomahawk-47
Mosinee-66 Lakeland-57
Antigo 60 Rhinelander 74
Laona/Wabeno-43 Phelps-64
Newman Catholic-42 Assumption-53
Phillips-43 Rib Lake-64
Marathon-52 Stratford-65
Athens-35 Chequamegon-43
WI Rapids-62 Wausau East-66
SPASH-53 Wausau West-43




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NORTHWOODS - Jeff Schweizer doesn't need electricity to camp, but he knows it's a great convenience.

"If it's raining out you got the TV, you got the microwave," said Schweizer.

He and his group of friends used their generators Tuesday night because Franklin Lake Campground in Forest Co. doesn't have direct electrical access.

"Generators make a lot of noise," said Schweizer. "It's nice to have it quiet. When you have electricity you don't have those generators. It's just really enjoyable to be at a campground with electricity."

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RHINELANDER - Getting your car fixed in Rhinelander this spring ended up helping feed families in the Northwoods.

Northwoods Auto Techs donated $1,017 to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry this week.  The car repair shop donated $3 for every service invoice in March and April, which equates to 339 invoices.

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BIRON, WIS. - A nearly $200 million paper mill project in Wood County will get state support while helping to create more than two dozen jobs.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced $1.7 million in tax credits Wednesday for ND Paper in Biron, which is just north of Wisconsin Rapids.

ND Paper plans to convert a machine from making white paper into corrugated material for boxes.  The company will also build a recycled pulp, water treatment, and fiber recovery plants.  The total cost of the project is $189 million.

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RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander high school student walked into school Wednesday not knowing that during the school day he would win a car. 

Throughout the school year, students are rewarded for doing good deeds with green cards.

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TOMAHAWK, WAUSAU - Winds in Wausau hit 58 miles per hour early Wednesday morning, taking out trees and power lines.

All of Tomahawk was dark, as the city lost power.

But before the sun rose Wednesday morning, city crews were on the streets in both cities, cleaning up from the damage.

"Yeah, I'm still in my pajama top this morning," said Tomahawk Public Works Director John Cole with a laugh at about 10 a.m.

The call to Cole came at about 3 a.m. Outside, he found what he called a mini tornado.

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LAC DU FLAMBEAU - People could walk into the Lake of the Torches Casino and Conference Center in Lac du Flambeau on Wednesday and potentially walk out with a job.

The LDF Business Development Corporation held its second community job fair from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Simpson Electric, Peter Christensen Dental Clinic, and the Country Market made up some of the booths.

At 23 openings, there were about half the job possibilities through the LDFBDC this year compared to last, but Business Development HR director Turquoise Santiesteban thinks that's a positive sign.

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MADISON - Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its stores after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have been linked to salmonella bacteria. So far, it has sickened three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota. Symptoms of salmonellosis are similar to the flu.

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