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Boulder Junction...

Clerk/treasurer position stays; passes by one vote


Rentals to rise?

Vilas County officials unhappy with proposed zoning change


River Series anglers...

Chain gives up several fish over four pounds


'Anytime anybody wanted...

Co-founder of Military Support Group remembered


In a meeting of electors lasting approximately three and a half hours, voters in the town of Boulder Junction approved a road improvement plan and to keep the current setup of town clerk/treasurer. (subscriber access)


Retired detective sergeant contradicts Hook testimony
The Oneida County law enforcement grievance committee hearing against former detective sergeant Sara Welcenbach had its dramatic high points last week, but none more so than when a retired detective sergeant contradicted the sworn testimony of one of the county sheriff's top officers. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Minocqua broadband committee continues PRAT study
In late May, Minocqua's broadband and business development committee began discussions regarding three possible changes for the area - a premier resort area tax (PRAT), a room tax increase and altering the revenue split. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Arbor Vitae man charged with 11th OWI
A 68-year-old Arbor Vitae man free on a $15,000 cash bond in connection with a pending OWI #10 charge in Oneida County was charged in Vilas County Aug. 16 with an 11th drunk driving charge. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Judge denies Martinson's motion for reduced sentence
The Oneida County circuit court judge who sentenced a 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman to 23 years in prison for killing her mother and stepfather March 7, 2015 in their town of Piehl home has denied a defense motion for a reduced sentence. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Trump to consider reductions in J1 visa program
The Trump administration is considering implementing a reduction or elimination of visas for United States cultural work and exchange programs, specifically for five of the employment-based cultural exchange visas in the J1 visa program, the Wall Street Journal reported. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Minocqua Library requests funds from LdF
The Minocqua Public Library Board met Tuesday to discuss the funding request made to the Lac du Flambeau Town Board. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Ambulance issues continue to vex two Northwoods communities
The question of in-town ambulance services, as well as a joint agreement to share emergency costs with the nearby Plum Lake area, was once again on the minds of St. Germain Town Board members during its Tuesday night meeting. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Opinions
Winds of change are blowing in Boulder Junction
Though it may not feel like it to those who wanted to split the clerk-treasurer's position in Boulder Junction - the attempt narrowly failed at an electors meeting Tuesday night - that meeting and vote was in fact a tremendous victory for grassroots democracy.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Face it: The Trump boom is here
Has anyone noticed - through the fog of Russia, James Comey, Charlottesville and now two monster hurricanes - that the U.S. economy is booming faster than it has since the late Clinton years?

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Seeing alternatives
I just got new glasses - without going to an optometrist.

It's another innovation made possible by the internet.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Reprimand to Trump from Pittsburgh Voters: 'It's Not About You'
On a late summer night, some 230 days into the Trump presidency, a dozen Pennsylvania voters gathered around a conference table in Pittsburgh and were asked by respected Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart to just give "a word or a feeling about Donald Trump."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Trump makes the right move on Dreamers
President Donald Trump pulled the plug this week on the so-called Dreamers' program that gave deportation relief to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, ending the amnesty order created by President Obama.

Friday, September 8, 2017
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Violence next time
Does hatred and violence reside only on the far right, as the media seems to be spinning things? Consider this personal anecdote.

Friday, September 8, 2017
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Online tools show hunters where baiting and feeding is banned
Before taking part in upcoming hunting seasons or placing feed for wildlife, hunters and wildlife watchers should be sure to check which counties currently prohibit wildlife baiting and feeding activities.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Vilas County giving away GoPro camera and getaway in fall promotion
Visitors to Vilas County know, when they are here, they are making memories to cherish forever.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Waterfowl hunters can help stop spread of aquatic invasive species
As Wisconsin's goose and duck seasons get underway, the Department of Natural Resources is asking for help from the state's dedicated hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Fish like a girl
I came in to the office recently to discover a book on my desk called "Heaven on the Headwaters." (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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traveling trails less traveled
Most anglers who visit Whitney Lake for the first time probably do not form a very positive impression of it when viewed from atop the high hill that overlooks the public launch. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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the lake where you live
Before moving to Birch Lake I usually quit fishing for the year after Labor Day and parked my boat in the garage for the winter. September and October weather could be fickle, I reasoned, and with the kids back in school there just wasn't much time for travel to the lakes. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
T-Birds seek revenge
Lakeland Union High School hasn't made an appearance in the WIAA Football Playoffs since 2009. The last two years the Mosinee Indians have kept the Thunderbirds out, winning on the final play, in the final regular season game of the year. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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T-Bird tennis gets blanked by Antigo
Lakeland Union High School's young tennis team continued its growing pains on Tuesday evening as it hosted the Great Northern Conference leader, Antigo. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Losing streak extends to six for LUHS soccer
Lakeland Union High School entered the week looking to snap a five-game losing streak on the soccer pitch by making the drive to Portage County Soccer Complex in Stevens Point to battle Amherst. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Antigo tops T-Birds in three sets
After competing in the Ashland Invitational over the weekend, Lakeland Union High School got back into its Great Northern Conference volleyball schedule Tuesday night by making the trek to Antigo. (subscriber access)
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Friday, September 15, 2017
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Gauntlet race concludes Eagle River Speedway season
The old movie "Animal House" came to life last Friday night for the final race of the 2017 season at Eagle River Speedway.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Sometimes adults ruin it for everyone
With less than seven minutes left in the game last Friday night, Antigo quarterback Matt Winter dropped back to pass and connected with his tight end Hunter Bolson for a 19-yard touchdown.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Letters
Hold your ground
To the Editor:

We are again faced with Tiffany attempting to dig up the state for profit and greed. Remember that our biggest assignment is to protect the earth not exploit it. When do we learn to draw the line?


Friday, September 15, 2017
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Reader responds to Moss Lake issue
To the Editor:

I read with considerable interest the problems the people on Moss Lake are having. I can pretty much assure the people on the lake that they will receive lip service and not much else.


Friday, September 15, 2017
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Tri-County executive director responds to recent coverage
To the Editor:

My name is Shellie Holmes; I am the executive director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.


Friday, September 15, 2017
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'Thank you, Boulder Junction'
To the Editor:

Thank you, Boulder Junction, for attending last night's (Tuesday) special meeting of the electors​ where the binding decision to split the clerk/treasurer's position and make it part-time was on the agenda​. ​


Friday, September 15, 2017
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'The DNR has satisfied their goal'
To the Editor:

On Aug. 31, 2017, the DNR hosted an open house at Arbor Vitae to present their 2017 NHAL Master Plan proposal to the public. It was encompassing and included ATV, bike, campground, etc., changes.


Friday, September 15, 2017
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What the heck is sulfide mining ...and why is Tiffany's new mining law bad for northern Wisconsin?
To the Editor:

A few weeks ago I shared a letter that I had sent to Senator Tiffany pleading for him to not introduce his proposed legislation repealing the 20-year-old moratorium on industrial (sulfide) acid mining.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Cranberry Fest takes place Oct. 7 and 8 in Eagle River
Cranberries take center stage at the 38th annual Cranberry Fest in Eagle River this October. Join in the celebration of Wisconsin's largest fruit crop export by tasting cranberry-inspired foods, drinks and activities at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Local artists receive awards from WRAP
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) has announced the winners of 42 prestigious statewide awards, including residents of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae and Rhinelander.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Fe University offers fall genetics class in Mercer
Heredity and how genes function is the topic of the Fe University class in basic genetics, "Genetics for the Curious." This class, taught by Richard Thiede, a retired science teacher, will be held at the Mercer Library on 4 Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. with an optional third hour for questions and discussion.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Land O' Lakes Historical Society Dinner and Film Festival
Food, films, fun, and fundraising will fill the evening Tuesday, Sept. 26, as the Land O' Lakes Historical Society partners with Bent's Camp to host the annual Fish or Fowl Dinner and Film Festival fundraiser at the popular Mamie Lake Restaurant and Resort on the Cisco Chain of Lakes, Land O' Lakes.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Food For Kidz on Oct. 28 at LUHS
The United Nations World Health Organization reports that, every day, more than 40,000 children die from starvation and diseases caused by hunger.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Free business workshop Sept. 22 at Nicolet College to offer tips to recruit, retain military veterans
Best practices for businesses to recruit and retain military veterans will be the focus of a free Hire Up event from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Lakeside Center at Nicolet College.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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