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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Out in the wild

Minocqua native Erin Bolger graces National Geographic cover


SkyWest Airlines and their Delta Connection partner service will officially continue to serve the Rhinelander/Oneida County for the next two years. Beginning Feb. 1, the service, which connects Minneapolis/St. Paul International...


Some of Minocqua's police protocol examined
In the law enforcement realm, it's important for people, just as with any other job and sometimes, even more so depending on the circumstances, to have days off. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
County releases disciplined employee's name after complaint
Oneida County failed for a week to release the name of a suspended employee whose records The Lakeland Times had requested in December, even though the county was preparing to notify the employee of his right to challenge in court the newspaper's access to them. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Rhinelander man found dead at vehicle rollover scene
A 60 year-old Rhinelander man was found dead Saturday night at the scene of a one vehicle accident in the town of Stella. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Kwik Trip coming to Arbor Vitae
There will be a new Kwik Trip coming to Arbor Vitae after the company bought The Store on Highway 51 in December. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Finance committee to recommend most conservative LUHS outdoor renovation plan
Despite not meeting the necessary numbers for a quorum, the Lakeland Union High School Finance Committee discussed the financial plan for their outdoor renovation project on Jan. 11. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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More hunters wonder at deer harvest numbers
The Lakeland Times has previously reported hunters in the Minocqua area hearing of nefarious goings-on in regards to deer registrations. The problem does not seem to be isolated to that area, however. Now hunters in the town of Stella are coming forward to say they have heard the same types of things. (subscriber access)



Friday, January 13, 2017
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Vilas County board to consider increased general fund use for project
The Vilas County board's public property committee has signed off on a resolution to use another $650,000 from the county's general fund for the ongoing courthouse expansion project. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Opinions
Good chief, bad policy
We've all seen the routine in movies where there is a friendly cop and a badgering cop, but in Minocqua this routine is called something else. Here, we don't say, 'Good cop, bad cop,' we call it 'good chief, bad policy.'

Friday, January 13, 2017
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When government suppresses science we all lose
It was reported last week in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had substantially edited a web page about climate change in the Great Lakes region by deleting long-standing references to climate change and its relationship to human activity.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
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2016's biggest loser: Big Green
The day after the presidential elections, Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, glumly called the Donald Trump victory "devastating for our climate and our future." Well, yes, if you're a climate-change alarmist who hates fossil fuels, you're in for a bad four and maybe eight years.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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The Trump years
Two more weeks until the new administration begins!

I wonder if President Donald Trump will stick to his campaign promises - like reducing immigration and slamming consumers by imposing a 35 percent tariff.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Two cheers for Michael Schiek
We're never shy about telling things like they are, nor do we hesitate to admit when we're wrong, and it's the latter we are doing this week.

Friday, January 6, 2017
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Natural resources policy needs bold change
Have you ever met someone who wants to destroy air and water? We haven't.
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Friday, January 6, 2017
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Can CWD be transmitted to humans?
The short answer is - it is unknown. The long answer involved a myriad of research that has looked to answer this very question over the past decade. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Mann Lake aeration system causes open water hazards
Last summer, the Friends of Mann Lake, Inc. were able to install an aeration system on their lake to prevent the winter fish kills that had plagued the lake for years. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Aquatic invasive species a concern for ice anglers
Once the lakes freeze over and anglers hit the ice, most give little thought to aquatic invasive species. In the summer, it is top of mind, with volunteers manning the launch ramps and reminding boaters to remove weeds from their trailers and boats. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Fish like a girl
I suppose it is like most diseases - will we every truly know from where it came? And, does it really matter? Knowing its origins may help us to better understand it, true. But, I do not think it is an imperative matter. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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traveling trails less traveled
Throughout history most every human invention has evolved into something much more efficient than the original models, and the equipment fishermen use for ice fishing is a classic example. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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the lake where you live
Years ago a friend took me to his favorite little bluegill lake. I brought nightcrawlers; he brought some odd-looking green bugs in a coffee can one-third full of water. Long story short, the big bull 'gills in this lake ignored my worms and went crazy for his bugs. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Nordic Ski finishes Hodag Challenge
Taking part in the second day of the Hodag Challenge, the Lakeland Nordic Ski team returned to the trails at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom in Rhinelander, where slightly warmer conditions greeted the team for a roughly six-kilometer classic-technique pursuit race on Sunday, Jan. 8. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Lakeland's FitzPatrick named WCCCA coach of the year
Several member of the WIAA Division 2 state champion Lakeland Union High School boys' cross country team were honored at the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Clinic in Brookfield this past weekend. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Tiger hoops teams fall in Monday night action
It was an unsuccessful night for Mercer basketball Monday night. Both the boys' and girls' squads dropped their games by double-digits. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Kevin Bolger wins US Cross Country Ski Championships
Former Lakeland Union High School cross country skier Kevin Bolger has soared to new heights. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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T-Bird boys sneak past Mosinee in final seconds
Continuing their trend of playing close-knit games all season, the Lakeland boys' basketball team had another one Friday night against Mosinee. The Thunderbirds were on the winning side of the contest, taking a 66-64 victory with Tavian RisingSun-Doud making the game winning free throws with five seconds left the game. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Mercer boys take roller coaster win
MERCER - If a roller coaster defines the Mercer boys' basketball season so far, it definitely described their victory over Drummond Thursday night. The Lumberjacks came in undefeated on the season, but Mercer overcame, dropping a 10 point lead to score with less than five seconds to get the 62-60 win. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Letters
Enforcement of the state's open government laws
To the Editor:

In an editorial in the Dec. 8 edition of The Lakeland Times, Gregg Walker and Richard Moore characterized Oneida County District Attorney, Michael Schiek, as a buffoon.


Friday, January 13, 2017
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Response to Senator Tiffany and Rep. Jarchow
To the Editor:

Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Adam Jarchow have sent a commentary to state newspapers claiming to be champions of the public good and labeling those who advocate for the environment as "dogmatic."


Friday, January 13, 2017
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'Tim Cullen's quest for Wisconsin governor'
To the Editor:

Thought I had put the final nail in Tim Cullen's quest for Wisconsin governor coffin back in 1987-88. Guess not.


Friday, January 13, 2017
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Hindman responds to student's letter
To the Editor:

Hello Rhinelander

Mr. Millot, you wrote a nice response. I respect your letter using nice words and good feelings about your school and staff but obviously my letter was not ridiculous and or insulting. Don't attack the messenger, help fix the problems.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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'The Buffoonery Factory'
To the Editor:

This title is from the Lakeland Times, Dec. 9, 2016, on, the opinion page, Our View. With the notice that, "Our views represent the institutional voice of The Lakeland Times. They are researched and written independent of the newsroom." Greg Walker, publisher/Richard Moore, columnist.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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'Spoiled children'
To the Editor:

"There is something rotten in the State of Denmark" (Shakespeare). Or in this case, in Washington, D.C. Is there any real proof that Russia hacked into our election system? If so, where is the proof? Sounds to me like the whole thing was manufactured by Obama and the Clinton mafia to undermine (read that sabotage) the Trump transition.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Alzheimer's support groups available to assist caregivers
The Alzheimer's Association collaborates with a number of different organizations to offer monthly Alzheimer's support groups in communities across Northern Wisconsin.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Lecia Brooks to speak at Nicolet College on Jan. 15
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (NUUF) is sponsoring a presentation by Lecia Brooks from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Ala. Brooks will be speaking at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Nicolet College Theater on the Rhinelander Campus.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Cheryl Dixon the guest speaker at January's Aglow meeting
Welcome the New Year at Minocqua Aglow with a favorite guest speakers, Cheryl Dixon.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Free Family Ice Fishing event to be held Jan. 21 on Perch Lake
Oneida County 4-H, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is hosting its annual "Ice Fishing is Fun!" event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, on Perch Lake (located eight miles west of Rhinelander).

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Master Gardeners to host local experts
The Master Gardeners of the North will be hosting two local experts in their next two monthly meetings. The public is welcome to attend these presentations free of charge. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2017
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St. Germain Women's Service Club meets Jan. 17
The St. Germain Women's Service Club will hold its January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the St. Germain Town Hall, at the intersection of Hwys. 70 and 155 in St. Germain.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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