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Saturday, November 18, 2017
A 21-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after refusing to leave a residence in the town of Crescent for more than six hours. (subscriber access)


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Details emerge in fatal Tomahawk shooting
Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins answers questions about Thursday’s fatal shooting on West Mohawk Drive. A 32-year-old Wausau man, Eric Lee Moen, is in custody in connection with the shooting, Elvins told reporters Friday morning.
Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins answers questions about Thursday’s fatal shooting on West Mohawk Drive. A 32-year-old Wausau man, Eric Lee Moen, is in custody in connection with the shooting, Elvins told reporters Friday morning.
A 32-year-old Wausau man is being held in the Lincoln County jail in connection with the fatal shooting of a Tomahawk man Thursday evening, Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins reported in a Friday morning news conference. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Confirmed: One dead in Tomahawk shooting; suspect in custody
A 52-year-old Tomahawk man was fatally shot while standing in his Mohawk Drive driveway Thursday evening, Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins confirmed in a Friday morning press conference.

The suspect, a 32-year-old Wausau man, is in custody, the chief confirmed.

According to Elvin, a call came in at approximately 5:47 reporting Charles K. Ramp, 52, had been shot at his residence.

Ramp was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk where he later died.



Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Crescent Elementary locked down Wednesday due to potential threat
Crescent Elementary School was locked down for less than two hours Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure after the Oneida County Sheriff's Dispatch Center received a report of a potential threat.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Oneida County adopts $16.3 million tax levy
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors adopted its 2018 budget Tuesday, passing a $16.33 million general property tax levy. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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City Council approves $8.9 million budget, insurance carrier
The Rhinelander Common Council approved the city's 2018 budget Monday evening and opted to keep Security Health Plan as the city's health insurance carrier after receiving a final offer of a minus 4 percent rate increase. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Former sheriff's deputy bound over for trial in sexual assault case
Former Oneida County sheriff's deputy Lee Lech was bound over for trial on sexual assault charges Monday after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing during an appearance in Dane County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Welsh conviction vacated due to procedural error
Due to a procedural error, a 61-year-old Tripoli man's conviction on attempted first-degree recklessly endangering safety and operating a firearm while intoxicated charges has been vacated. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Freedom man draws delayed entry of judgment in Minocqua beating case
A 46-year-old Freedom man charged with a felony in connection with an incident in downtown Minocqua July 1 that left a man in a medically induced coma pled no contest to a reduced charge Nov. 7 and received a delayed entry of judgment (DEJ). (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Community
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Winter Wonderland Weekend to include holiday open house, fashion show
Downtown Rhinelander is the place to be this weekend as Downtown Rhinelander Inc. is sponsoring an open house and fashion show in celebration of the beginning of the holiday season.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Immanuel invites parents to drop off kids Dec. 8
Do you need to get some last minute shopping or Christmas decorating done or maybe some holiday baking and the kids are just getting in the way?

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Local clergy to join together for Thanksgiving worship service
All area residents are invited to attend a special Thanksgiving worship service at Rhinelander's First United Methodist Church.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new executive director
Sarah Flashing has been hired as the new executive director of the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the organization's board of directors announced in a press release.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Park City receives Herring Award for Philosophy in Action
Park City Credit Union has been named the first-place recipient of the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action. The award was given by the Wisconsin Credit Union League and is sponsored by the Credit Union National Association, according to a PCCU press release.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Museum to host holiday open house
The Rhinelander Historical Society will host a holiday open house from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. The event will be held at the museum, 9 S. Pelham St., Rhinelander.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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'Night of the Radishes' carving contest announced
The Rhinelander District Library is capping off its Festival of Nations theme with one final contest.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Opinions
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Hail Mary ... for the Democrats
Twice this week - at least twice this week - Democrats criticizing the state's $3-billion deal with Foxconn referred to the whole thing as Gov. Scott Walker's Hail Mary re-election scheme.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Reader: Global warming is a threat to national security
To the Editor:

November 11 is Veterans' Day, a time to reflect on those who have served this country. But it also is a time to look to the future concerning our national security and learn from what our military is telling us.


Friday, November 10, 2017
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Support our veterans
To the Editor:

This Saturday is Veterans Day when we honor all of those who have served and are still serving.


Friday, November 10, 2017
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How to help veterans in need
On Veterans Day we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of over 21 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform so that we may enjoy the freedoms we cherish so much.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Enterprise land deal should be rejected
Some people are on the right side of history and some people are on the wrong side of history, and pretty soon we'll find out whether members of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors are racing back to the bygone days of government land grabs or are forging ahead in a new world of expanding property rights.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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DRI addresses misconceptions
It appears that some City Council members are a bit misinformed regarding the organization of DRI (Downtown Rhinelander Inc.) and the city parking lots. This letter is in reference to an article in the Thursday, Oct. 12 edition of the Northwoods River News "Future of downtown parking lots uncertain."

Saturday, November 4, 2017
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An old GOP learns new tricks to close state government
You can always count on Republicans to promote efficiency.

For instance, take the old saying, "one step forward and two steps back." Well, when it comes to open government in Wisconsin, the Republicans decided that such a fitful march to the rear was too inefficient.


Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Sports
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Winter practice notebook
A common theme was apparent Monday among several Rhinelander High School coaches whose seasons were just beginning - experience is a good thing. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Sabani, Lowry and Von Oepen voted RHS soccer MVPs
Three of the key leaders of the 2017 Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team earned most valuable player honors during a banquet Monday at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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At full strength, boys' bowlers pick up win
The Rhinelander/Eagle River/Elcho high school club bowling team picked up another member over the past week, which helped propel its boys' team to a victory.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Photo: Nordic skiers put in the time
The Rhinelander High School Nordic ski team recognized members of the team who went the extra mile during the offseason.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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White, Comer follow older siblings into D-II athletics
White will play men's basketball at Michigan Tech University while Comer will play baseball at Winona State University. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Photos: RHS girls' basketball team scrimmages in the Dells
The Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team took part in a 12-team scrimmage at JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Shoutouts & Callouts
For all of the Packers fans who clamor for general manager Ted Thompson to make a bigger splash in free agency, let the Martellus Bennett saga be a cautionary tale. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Outdoors
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Courthouse pollinator garden part of Bayer grant
The plight of the pollinators is becoming more widely known and pollinator gardens are cropping up across the landscape. But still more can be done to help this critically important part of the ecosystem. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Fish like a girl
The thought of having small children in the woods with weapons strikes fear into the hearts of some. For others, the ability to bring their younger children out in the woods for a chance to harvest an animal of their own is exciting. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Deer baiting/feeding still banned in northern counties
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and law enforcement officials are reminding hunters and wildlife observers in three northern Wisconsin counties - Forest, Vilas and Oneida - that deer baiting and feeding activities remain prohibited.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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The lake where you live
For most of us, fishing isn't top of mind during these in-between days before the ice firms up. Meanwhile, the fish in our lakes are half a year from spawning, but let's explore one interesting facet of that behavior, anyway. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Rhinelander Lions Club collecting deer hides
Members of the Rhinelander Lions Club are once again collecting deer hides. The hides will be sold and money raised will be used for camper scholarships at the Wisconsin Camp in Rosholt.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Natural Resources Board approves changes to NHAL master plan, asks for economic impact report
One of the agenda items for last week's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting was to discuss and vote on whether to approve some changes to the types of recreation allowed in the Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Fish like a girl
After last week's Iron County Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) meeting in Mercer, members and the public were invited to stay to hear presentations from Keith McCaffrey and Adrian Wydeven regarding wolf and deer population dynamics. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Pelican students enjoy lesson on Rhinelander
"It'll be fun," said Nicholas Mathewson, a second grader, awaiting his first destination on a field trip around Rhinelander.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Reps from 15 four-year campuses slated for Nicolet College Visit Night and Transfer Fair Nov. 14
Nicolet College will hold a College Visit Night and Transfer Fair Tuesday, Nov. 14, for anyone interested in learning more about attending Nicolet as well as transferring Nicolet credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation elects new officers
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation (RASF) elected new leadership at its September board meeting following the resignation of president Kathy Richards-Bess and vice president Harlan Larson, both of whom have served the board since its inception 27 years ago.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Community Closet: Hodags helping Hodags
As a district, we were becoming aware of a need that existed for our families. As the school social worker and McKinney Vento Liaison, I am the person who was contacted by or reached out to families who were new to our district or had been in transition with housing but then found permanent housing but had nothing to put in the house.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
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