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Wood County newspaper files lawsuit against WI Rapids School District


WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) - A Wood County newspaper filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Rapids School District claiming the district violated the state's open records law.

  Jeff Williams is the editor of the Voice of Wisconsin Rapids newspaper.

 In the suit, Williams says he requested documents relating to the school's investigation into misconduct by members of the wrestling team.

 The lawsuit filed Tuesday, names Superintendent Colleen Dickmann and the Wisconsin Rapids Public School District as defendants.

  Dickmann tells Newsline 9 in an email, "I have no response at this time as we have no paperwork yet regarding this matter."

  The newspaper is seeking the requested documents, attorney's fees and damages.

  The document requests a response within 45 days.

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