Lincoln County

Lincoln County reported its first death from COVID-19 Monday afternoon.

The county health department said the person was in their 30s and had underlying health conditions.

As of Friday, Lincoln County reported 67 positive cases of COVID-19.

5/3/2020 UPDATE:

Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has received notification a seventh person in Oneida County has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection or (COVID-19). The individual is in their 80’s and has a history of travel outside of the community. The individual has been hospitalized. County health officials are working to determine how the individual may have become infected and are contacting others with whom the person has been in contact.

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Lincoln County

Near the end of his 35-minute State of the State speech on Wednesday night, Gov. Tony Evers looked into the gallery and asked a Merrill-area man to stand.

“In 2017, Hans, who is a dairy farmer and Lincoln County board supervisor, introduced a resolution supporting nonpartisan redistricting, kicking off a trend across our state,” Evers said.

A moment later, Evers announced he would form a nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw new legislative maps after this year’s census is complete.

A fire Thursday morning in the town of Harrison, Lincoln county destroyed a home. Traffic had to be detoured for seven hours.

The Lincoln County Sheriff reports a garage along State Highway 17 Rhinelander was on fire about 4:15 this morning. The attached home had caught fire when authorities arrived to put out the blaze. The family escaped the burning structure with no injuries. Fire units from the towns of Crescent, Newbold, Pelican, Russell and the city of Rhinelander fought the blaze.

Highway 17 returned to normal traffic about noon.

Large Public Response To Lincoln Co. Puppy Mill

Dec 24, 2013
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Lincoln County humane society officials are thanking the community for their support as they handle the puppy mill situation.

Fifty-six adult dogs and puppies were surrendered Saturday to the Lincoln County Humane Society and workers have been scrambling to find places to put them all. Board president Patrick Hoerstmann says the community response has been amazing. "Right now we just have an overwhelming outpouring of support from the public. It's finally slowing down a little bit. It's been a constant stream of people, I've never seen our parking lot so full."