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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, November 8, 2019 7:20 AM
Slippery roads Monday morning are considered a factor in a two-car fatal crash near Mercer, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. (subscriber access)
  • Slippery roads Monday morning are considered a factor in a two-car fatal crash near Mercer, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. (subscriber access)
  • Prison expected for Wolfe after 11th hour plea deal in Iron Co. murder
    A Lac du Flambeau man will likely spend the next couple of decades in prison after pleading no contest to homicide charges in the brutal death of Wayne Valliere, Jr., in Iron County Circuit Court last week. (subscriber access)
  • A Mercer woman altered a check for nearly $12,000, according to allegations in Iron County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • The Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (NHAL) is 232,000 acres of pristine northern Wisconsin wilderness. It enables thousands of visitors every year to experience the sights, sounds, and serenity of the wild Northwoods. It is truly a public treasure. 

    Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates it as such. (subscriber access)
  • There was no resolution for a Lac du Flambeau man housed in Oneida County Jail after being accused of involvement in a burglary which included a gun later used to murder a man, and also later accused of battering another jail inmate thereafter. (subscriber access)
  • A Mercer man who caused bodily and mental harm to his girlfriend’s child, according to charges filed in Iron County Circuit Court, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Meanwhile, all charges against the mother have been dismissed. (subscriber access)
  • Wolfe rejects plea deal in Iron County homicide
    The final defendant accused of having a hand in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in December 2017 will have his case heard by a 14-person jury trial this November in Iron County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • The Iron County Historical Museum will host its fourth annual Haunted History Flashlight Tour on Saturday, Oct. 12. 
  • With more than 800 cases of vape-related lung injuries and sicknesses reported in the United States — including 12 deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control — local communities are taking steps to support new laws and warnings on vaping and e-cigarette products. (subscriber access)
  • The 17th annual Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally kicks off Columbus Day weekend in Mercer. The event, held Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12, promotes riding in Iron County. 
  • Broadband, employment, and housing — heavy hitters at Northwoods Economic Development Summit
    “Lack of” was the main phrase when it came to housing, broadband, workforce and entrepreneurship — sparking lively discussion on how to drive positive change at the recent Northwoods Economic Development Summit at Nicolet College in Rhinelander on Sept. 23. (subscriber access)
  • Barring settlement of a federal lawsuit with the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, an energy company is beginning to explore options to relocate a crude oil and gas pipeline through portions of the Northwoods, including Iron County. (subscriber access)
  • Gov. Tony Evers announced his appointment of Tony Stella to the Iron County Circuit Court. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the unexpected passing of Judge Patrick Madden.
  • A motion to have a felony case of causing explosions at an Iron County asphalt plant has been shot down in Iron County Circuit Court.  (subscriber access)
  • Prosecutors in pursuit of the last conviction of one of the five accused men in the killing of a Lac du Flambeau man just before Christmas 2017 are seeking a reconsideration of a hearing which would allow more time for a plea agreement. (subscriber access)
  • One of two men accused of creating and setting off bombs at an Iron County asphalt plant is attempting to have all charges against him dismissed. (subscriber access)
  • Pending proper signage and publication in a newspaper, all Iron County county roads will be open to all-terrain vehicles (ATV), the full Iron County Board approved unanimously without much comment on Aug. 27. (subscriber access)
  • A demand for a speedy trial Monday in Iron County Circuit Court has pushed up the expected final jury to be called to determine the fate of a man allegedly involved in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in 2017.  (Subscriber Access)
  • Appeals attorney finds ‘no merit’ in Allen murder defense
    Following the request of Richard Allen — convicted last year in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man — an appeals attorney has withdrawn from the case, a judge approved Monday morning in Iron County. (Subscriber Access)
  • A presiding judge has dismissed one felony charge against the Iron County Board chair in an ongoing case involving false swearing and a city credit card.

    Joseph Pinardi, 69, Hurley, county board chair and past Hurley mayor, was charged earlier this year with felony identify theft as party to a crime as well as misdemeanor false swearing and resisting/obstructing an officer.  (Subscriber Access)
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