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A Pelican Lake man and a woman alleged to be a co-conspirator, have been arrested by Rhinelander police on suspicion of a large embezzlement from Remington Oil.

39-year-old Aries L. Tatrow was taken into custody Wednesday.

Rhinelander Police report Tatrow was employed as station manager for three BP stations, two in Rhinelander and one in Gleason. Also arrested was 26-year old Kayla Norling, a manager at Hodag Pump and Pantry on North Stevens Street.

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The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for information following a series of burglaries this summer.

The latest was discovered early Wednesday when a deputy found an open door at a business on Highway 47 in the town of Newbold. Upon entry, the deputy found the business had been burglarized. Within a few hours two other businesses along Highway 47 had been found to have been hit.

The department reports they're looking for suspects from these burglaries and from others involving bars and restaurants.

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Democrat Margaret Engebretson was on the road early Wednesday after she had received her parties' nod to challenge incumbent Republican Sean Duffy for the Wisconsin 7th District Congressional seat.

Engebretson defeated physician Brian Ewert by 7,000 votes out of 50,000 cast. She says she and Ewert held similar views except in when it came to healthcare...

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A Rhinelander Police sergeant will lead a class next week to train the public on what to do if there's an active shooter near you.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events course is open to the public says Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson...

Wisconsin DNR

A public hearing is set for next week in Stevens Point to discuss water quality in the Wisconsin River Basin.

The DNR is accepting public comments on a draft study. The draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study provides a blueprint for water quality improvement.

DNR spokesperson Raechelle Belli says the meeting will help finalize the process before the report is sent to the Environmental Protection Agency.

She outlines why a study of this type is important to Wisconsin River water quality...

Northwoods Transit Connections

There's a new manager for the public bus service in Vilas and Oneida counties.

The Oneida Vilas Transit Commission announced this week that Roger Youngren has been named as Transit Manager for Northwoods Transit Connections.

He succeeds Jim Altenburg, who served as manager for two years before resigning in February.

Youngren has more than 35 years of management experience in the transportation industry. Youngren is originally from Kingsford, Michigan and received a degree in Transportation Management from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

  •   A surprise or two as Wisconsin voters go to the polls,
  •   USFS, Trout Unlimited and the DNR work to build trout populations near Wabeno,
  •   Federal money that has built outdoor recreation like the Ice Age Trail is threatened,
  •   A family finds a nest of wasps caused carbon monoxide to fill their home.

St. Germain Chamber of Commerce

This week on A Northwoods Moment in History, local historian Gary Entz tells us how the town of St. Germain got its name.

The town of St. Germain in Vilas County today is a popular tourist destination, and many people go there to see the statue of Chief St. Germaine.  St. Germain, however, is French.  So where did the name come from?

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12:15 a.m. (8/15/2018)About a third of the state's registered voters selected candidates to round out the races for November's main election.

Tony Evers easily outdistanced a crowed field of Democrats to win the ballot spot against incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.

In the 7th Congressional District Democratic primary, lawyer Margaret Engebretson defeated Brian Ewert, a physician, to earn the right to take on incumbent Republican Sean Duffy. Engebretson ran on a single-payer healthcare platform, whereas Ewert wanted to fix the current system.

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A joint effort involving the U.S. Forest Service,Trout Unlimited and the Wisconsin DNR has helped improve a stretch of river near Wabeno for trout habitat.

The section is the North Branch of the Oconto River not far from Wabeno in Forest county.

Trout Unlimited Great Lakes Stream Restoration Manager Laura MacFarland outlines how the habitat was restored... 

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