IN OTHER NEWS
- RHINELANDER "Imagine the color of your skin bothering somebody, so much, so much that they have to do that to you," said Rhinelander High School graduate Katera Hoskins. Recent Rhinelander High School Graduate as a minority she bares a weight on her shoulders that her peers might not quite understand Katera Hoskins, 18 has lived in the Northwoods her entire life, but "I think that its worse than it should be," said Hoskins. On June 1, Hoskins was walking into her apartment on Monday wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt when she heard a man yelling. Hoskins took to snapchat minutes after the incident, describing what happened next.
- "New year, 2020, a new decade, what could possibly go wrong?" wondered James Aldridge, a traveling CNA who works in Rhinelander. CRANDON The answer was his car, which broke down on the way into Crandon from his hometown of Philadelphia. "Unfortunately, it was the wiring," Aldridge said. "It was the electrical system." But when four wheels fail, there's always two. "Obviously, you can see that it doesn't require gas," Aldridge said of his bicycle. "So I could save money on gas and I would have enough to buy my car at the end of the summer."
- On Friday, June 5th after an approximately 10-month investigation, police detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the town of Dewey in Portage County. STEVENS POINT, WI
The search was a result of a several months long investigation into fraudulent activity conducted by a local home builder.
- The father of two young children found dead in Kaukauna in February has been arrested in their deaths. KAUKAUNA
Police say Matthew Beyer, of Manitowoc, is in custody on possible charges of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
5-year-old William and 3-year-old Danielle Beyer were found dead Feb. 17 in a Kaukauna duplex.
- Minneapolis agreed Friday to ban chokeholds by police and to require officers to try to stop any other officers they see using improper force, in the first concrete steps to remake the city's police department since George Floyd's death. MINNEAPOLIS The changes are part of a stipulation between the city and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, which launched a civil rights investigation this week in response to the death of Floyd. The City Council approved the agreement 12-0.
- A Rainbow Pride Flag will fly at the State Capitol Building in Madison for the month of June. MADISON Gov. Tony Evers ordered the flag be flown over the East Wing of the capitol through June 30. The flag order is to recognize June as Pride Month.
- WAUSAU Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and its impact on community health, the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Valley Fair has canceled the 2020 Fair. Numerous other events have already been canceled, and it is evident that the risk of community spread of COVID-19 will still exist through the summer. Following the guidance of the Marathon County Health Department, the CDC and WEDC, we have determined it would not be safe to hold an event of this size. Details on the MASS program (Market Animal Show & Sale of Marathon County, Inc.) will be available in the coming weeks.