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Ice Fishing in the Northwoods

Ice fishing is hardly controversial today, but in decades past there was a real question about whether it should even be allowed in the Northwoods. Here’s Gary Entz with this week’s Northwoods Moment in History.

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A major change by health providers in central and northern Wisconsin.

Ascension Wisconsin and Marshfield Clinic Health Systems have agreed to merge Ascension St. Clare's Hospital in Weston with Marshfield Clinic. In a joint statement, the healthcare providers have agreed the transaction also includes the transfer of Ascension Wisconsin’s 50 percent interest in The Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Weston (DTC) and Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls to Marshfield Clinic Health Systems.

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The public is invited to a meeting Thursday about proposed improvements to state Highway 70 in Oneida county.

DOT project manager Jesse Jefferson outlines the work planned for the busy warm weather months of 2021....

"It's a fairly new roadway considering. Really what it needs is a good face lift. What we've identified is curb and gutter than could use some replacing. Some curb ramps for the sidewalks, those could be brought up to modern standards. Just a lot of maintenance-type items, there...” Leuchtturm81

The Oneida County Board this week extended for up to one year a moratorium on the siting of large livestock facilities in the county until rules can be worked out and approved.

Planning and Zoning Director Karl Jenrich outlines the proposal...

Sierra Pacific Windows Acquires Semco Assets

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MERRILL, Wis. (WAOW) -- Sierra Pacific Windows announced Tuesday that they have reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Semco Windows and Doors.

  • Enbridge decides to change the route of a controversial pipeline in northern Wisconsin,
  • The name of the person killed in a Lincoln Co. car crash is released,
  • Counterfeit money is floating around the Northwoods,
  • A purple tube could be life-saving for people with dementia.

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the name of the person killed in a Lincoln county crash on Tuesday.

67-year- old Thomas Thompson of Tomahawk was a passenger in a truck driven by 26-year-old Keaton Thompson, also of Tomahawk. Thomas Thompson died as the result of the crash. Keaton Thompson received non-life-threatening injuries.

State Patrol troopers report Thompson's pickup collided with a highway maintenace vehicle driven by 48-year-old Jason Wichman of Gleason. Wichman was reported to have had minor injuries.

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Ice fishing is hardly controversial today, but in decades past there was a real question about whether it should even be allowed in the Northwoods. Here’s Gary Entz with this week’s Northwoods Moment in History.

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You might want to take a closer look at your money, as some counterfeit currency has turned up in northern Wisconsin.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post they had two recent incidents involving counterfeit U.S. $100 bills. They asked that people be cautious when accepting cash in large bills.  They suggest getting familiar with security features of U.S. Currency currently in circulation.

They ask that you report any suspected use of counterfeit currency to police and record as many details as possible regarding who attempted to use the currency.

A two-term state Senator will face the president of the Wausau School Board in May’s special election in the 7th Congressional District.

Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) won his primary election against Jason Church on Tuesday, while Tricia Zunker (D-Wausau) easily defeated Lawrence Dale on the Democratic side.

The winner will replace former Congressman Sean Duffy, who resigned in September.

Zunker got nearly 90 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, but she told WXPR she’s been focusing on the general election for a long time.

State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) and Wausau School Board Chair Tricia Zunker (D-Wausau) will face off in May’s special election to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.

Tiffany and Zunker each won their primary elections on Tuesday.  Tiffany defeated military veteran Jason Church in the Republican primary, and Zunker beat businessman Lawrence Dale in the Democratic Race.


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