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Northwoods Republican Lawmaker Hopes To Legalize Medical Marijuana

A Northwoods cancer survivor hopes to make medical marijuana legal in Wisconsin. Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) is also a state lawmaker, and this week, she introduced a legalization plan. “I had asked my oncologist how he felt about medical marijuana. He basically said, ‘Mary, it’s one more tool in the toolbox.’ It may work for you, it might not work for me, it may work for John, it might not work for Sally. But for those that it can help, with the conditions that they have, I feel we should...

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  • A Rhinelander council member says he doesn't have a key file in an investigation,
  • An area legislator is working to pass a medical marijuana bill in Wisconsin,
  • Two Republicans seeking the 7th Congressional seat debate in Wausau,

Tiffany, Church Debate In Wausau

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- Seventh Congressional District Republican candidates, State Senator Tom Tiffany and Jason Church, faced off in a debate on Thursday night.

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MINOCQUA –Raking leaves and bagging them is a thankless job for property owners. Even worse, if you are a Minocqua public works employee, is slicing open the bags at the town’s brush site and discovering the homeowner has also raked up Fido’s droppings.

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Rhinelander city council president George Kirby says he does not have the files that are apparently a key part of an ongoing investigation by law enforcement into activities in city hall.

November 21, law enforcement agencies locked city hall and seized files and computers concerning questions about public records.

In an unrelated development, The Northwoods River News is reporting Rhinelander Police are investigating alleged discrepancies in billing and payments at the city's wastewater utility.

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A Northwoods cancer survivor hopes to make medical marijuana legal in Wisconsin.

Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) is also a state lawmaker, and this week, she introduced a legalization plan.

“I had asked my oncologist how he felt about medical marijuana.  He basically said, ‘Mary, it’s one more tool in the toolbox.’  It may work for you, it might not work for me, it may work for John, it might not work for Sally.  But for those that it can help, with the conditions that they have, I feel we should let them utilize it,” Felzkowski said.

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A noticeable increase in the number of retailers in Oneida county who are complying with Wisconsin's law concerning selling tobacco to minors has been reported.

The Oneida County Health Department and the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition conduct random checks at retail outlets to see if they sell tobacco products to underage people.

Community Health Specialist Maria Otterholt says they found a wide majority of retailers are compliant with the law...

Wisconsin DNR

The state Natural Resources Board this week heard a report from a DNR deer management leader about whether the County Deer Advisory Councils were working to effectively manage Wisconsin's deer herd.

The CDAC's, as they're known, are comprised of various groups, including forestry, ag, tourism and tribal members among others. They provide recommendations to the DNR about population totals.

City of Park Falls

A $4 million downtown revitalization project for Park Falls was approved this week by the common council.

The plan includes buying blighted properties, relocating businesses, environmental remediation and other steps to develop what is known as the "City Center" park, located at the corner of Highays 13 and 182.

This follows a commitment from Forward Bank for the project.

City Hall's proposed new location would be Forward Banks' current facility at the corner of Division Street 2nd Avenue North.

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Vilas County snowmobile trails are set to open soon.

Vilas County Parks & Recreation reports the county's snowmobile trails will officially open December 20 at 8:00 a.m. Officials advise to "stay off area lakes until trails are clearly marked going across them," according to a press release.

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Contracting with a company to identify short term rentals (STR) along with reporting room tax and submitting room taxes to member municipalities was the subject of discussion at the quarterly meeting of the Tuesday Eagle River Area Room Tax Commission made up of the City of Eagle River and the Towns of Washington and Lincoln.

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