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Northland Pines school referendum approved

EAGLE RIVER. WI (WSAU) A $4.6-million school referendum was approved by voters in the Northland Pines school district on Tuesday. The measure passed 1,200 to 625. The 'yes' vote allows the district to exceed it's taxable revenue limits by $4.6-million to cover operating costs. The higher borrowing w

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Eagle River teen, Pepin County woman killed in two-car crash

A two-vehicle accident in the town of Piehl Tuesday claimed two lives. Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 4:49 p.m. reporting a two-car accident on US 45 near Hiles Junction Road. Initial investigation shows that a northbound van driven by Judie M. Miller, 53, of Arkansaw crossed


IN DEPTH: Wisconsin considers marijuana law changes

In November, two cities and 16 counties in Wisconsin held advisory referendums for legalizing marijuana. Although non-binding, the results show the majority of Wisconsin voters supported legalizing marijuana in some form.


District unveils public comments, short-term recommendations for Gruening, ERES

The Anchorage School District will unveil public comments and the superintendent’s recommendations for what to do next school year at Eagle River Elementary during a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Eagle River High School.


Wisconsin governor vetoes Republican tax plan

MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed an income tax cut bill in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.


A Cold One for Carl: Tribute Brewing renames coffee stout in honor of snowmobile inventor

SAYNER - Located just before of the cash register and not far from the screwdrivers at Eliason Hardware and Lumber in Sayner, a special supply sat that customers couldn't wait to try on Tuesday.


Frankie Mac Puts Wisconsin (Including GB) on Notice, Once Again

The Weather Channel is calling it Winter Storm Quiana, and if it shifts ever so slightly to the east, Green Bay could get smoked. Order your pizzas and order your Chinese food. Buy cases of Pepsi...buy cases of Coke. Do your grocery shopping...right now! And for the love of God, charge all of your d

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ERCLA Finds Success With New Approach

A positive 2018 report has paved the way for 2019 for the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association. 2018 was the Association's first full year as a consolidated entity, says ERCLA President Dave Tidmarsh...


Here Are Wisconsin's Most Prolific Robocallers

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, you can expect even more.


What is Wisconsin's Wackiest Word?

(WFRV) - What is Wisconsin's wackiest word?. You have the chance to vote thanks to current Communication students at UW-Green Bay as part of their annual Comm Week. Cast your vote here. The winner will be announced at tommorow's Comm Week banquet.


Woodbury dentist allegedly sets fire to Wisconsin boathouse, leaves trail of bootprints

About two-and-a-half weeks ago, Wallace Cudd of rural New Richmond, Wisconsin was awakened in the wee hours of the morning by his wife, who informed him his boathouse was on fire.


Gov. Evers: Wisconsin will join lawsuit challenging border declaration if it ‘makes a difference’

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will join a multistate lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall if doing so “makes a difference.” The Democratic Evers told reporters Wednesday that he was discussing Wisconsin’s potential involve


Ewen man receives more jail time for drug charges in Wisconsin

IRON COUNTY, WI (WLUC) - A man already serving time in prison for an Ironwood drug bust was sentenced again last week, but this time in Iron County, Wisconsin. Jakob Applekamp pleaded no contest to one count of possess with intent –THC less than or equal to 200 grams. Since March 2018, Applekamp has


Treacherous roads again for morning commute, many Wisconsin schools closed

The wicked winter of 2019 just doesn't want to quit. An early morning snowstorm dumped just enough snow on south-central Wisconsin to make roads and highways treacherous, forcing dozens of schools to close once again for the safety of students.


Oneida County crash kills two

TOWN OF PIEL, WI (WSAU) -- Officials in Oneida County are investigating a deadly head-on collision in the Town of Piel. The crash occurred Monday evening along Highway 45 near the intersection with Hiles Junction Road. Sheriff's officials say a Chrysler minivan driven by 53-year-old Judie Miller of


Rhinelander Area Food Pantry cancels Wednesday distribution due to snow

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry canceled its distribution for Wednesday, Feb. 20. Executive Director Guy Hansen told Newswatch 12 the snowfall concerns the staff about safety for patrons and others. The normal distribution on Wednesdays is from 4-7 p.m.


Onidea Co. Resident Wins Badger 5 Jackpot

WOODRUFF, WI (WSAU) -- An Arbor Vitae woman won the Badger 5 jackpot on Monday. Sheri Blevins, an Oneida County resident claimed an $88,000 Badger 5 jackpot from February 7th. The ticket was sold at an R-Store in Woodruff with the winning numbers 3, 8, 13, 23, 30. The retailer will receive 2% of the


2 dead in 2-vehicle crash on Highway 45 in Oneida Co.

ONEIDA COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 45 in Oneida County Monday night. According to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation alert, the crash happened at 4:45 p.m. The alert said it happened on Highway 45 at Hiles Junction Road.


Slippery stretches reported across southern Wisconsin roads

MADISON (WKOW) – Wisconsin 511 reports slippery stretches and snow-covered roads on most main routes. Make sure to allow extra time and space on the roads. Freezing drizzle is mixing in with the light snow and is causing a light glaze on untreated surfaces.


Update: Names Released In Fatal Oneida Co. Traffic Crash

Two women died in a crash Monday evening between Monico and Three Lakes. The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on highway 45 and Hiles Junction Road, between Monico and Three Lakes.