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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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The goal of forming a lake district came to an uneventful end for area petitioners during a meeting of the Plum Lake Town Board on Sept. 12. (subscriber access)


Judge explains Martinson sentencing decision
Jamie Taylor/River News

Judge Michael Bloom explains his sentencing decision in the Ashlee Martinson case last Wednesday in Oneida County Circuit Court. After explaining his rationale, Bloom denied a defense motion for post-conviction relief.
Jamie Taylor/River News

Judge Michael Bloom explains his sentencing decision in the Ashlee Martinson case last Wednesday in Oneida County Circuit Court. After explaining his rationale, Bloom denied a defense motion for post-conviction relief.
Oneida County circuit judge Michael Bloom had an opportunity last Wednesday to revisit the decision he made last summer to sentence a 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman to 23 years in prison for killing her mother and stepfather March 7, 2015. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Lightning causes brief outage this morning
Roughly 2,500 Wisconsin Public Service customers in the Minocqua and Woodruff area were without power briefly this morning.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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In wake of firing, former sergeant seeks to amend lawsuit
Following the announcement Monday that the Oneida County Law Enforcement Grievance Committee had heeded the wishes of sheriff Grady Hartman and fired Sara Welcenbach for conduct unbecoming an officer and general inefficiency, the former Oneida County detective sergeant quickly filed a motion to amend her federal lawsuit against both Hartman and the county. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Oneida County highway committee OKs 2018 budget
The Oneida County highway department's 2018 budget received preliminary approval from the county board's public works, highway and solid waste committee on Thursday. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Weight restrictions in Woodruff nearing change
Soon, delivery truck drivers with heavier loads will be able to traverse on more roads in Woodruff. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Airport commission approves critical piece
The Lakeland Airport Commission, meeting in special session for the second time in four days, last week accepted an airport layout plan (ALP) as prepared by consultants over the course of the past several months. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Transparency Budget Act gains steam
Late-night and last-minute budget proposals receiving no public notice and no debate - often dealing with major policies - have long been a staple of the state's joint finance committee, but, if one lawmaker has his way, those days will soon be over. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Opinions
Blame for disaster
"How many once-in-a-lifetime storms will it take," demands "The Daily Show" comic Trevor Noah, "until everyone admits man-made climate change is real?!"

His audience roars its approval.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Happy New Year
Labor Day has already come, and summer is all but over. Autumn - with shorter days, cooler nights and a new school year - is upon us. Now - in beautiful September and not in the dead of winter, overshadowed by Christmas - ought logically to be New Year's Day, which means resolutions and predictions.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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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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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
LUHS demolishes Colby for first win of season
Last season, Lakeland Union High School won just one girls' swimming dual meet in the Great Northern Conference. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Lakeland tennis improves in defeat
The Lakeland Union High School tennis team has had a rough go of it in recent weeks when it comes to wins and losses. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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LUHS soccer has new life after snapping skid
Lakeland Union High School hasn't had the type of soccer season it expected coming into the fall thanks to a variety of key injuries. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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LUHS drops a pair at GNC volleyball meet
After a pair of back-to-back losses to Medford and Antigo, Lakeland Union High School headed into the first Great Northern Conference meet of the season at Mosinee looking to bounce back. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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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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Letters
It's nice of us
To the Editor:

A tax surcharge to help cover the costs of hurricanes Harvey and Irma is a decent and fiscally smart idea, seemingly.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Response to Gaulke letter
To the Editor:

In reference to Mr. Gaulke's response to my editorial, if he and the Town of Lac du Flambeau would like a reply from me, I am willing to offer up the following:

The Town of Lac du Flambeau does not own/nor manage, the water treatment lagoon near Moss Lake.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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'Political mischief'
To the Editor:

Political mischief is afoot in Wisconsin, especially in the person of state senator Tom Tiffany. Nicknamed Toxic Tom, Tiffany's raked in over a million dollars, 70 percent from out-of-state donors (wisdc.org). Yup.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Baffled in Boulder
To the Editor:

This past Tuesday (Sept. 12) I was privileged to be a part of the Boulder Junction Electors meeting which addressed two important issues in our town.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Exercise equipment in parks
To the Editor:

I just received the latest issue of AARP and in it they had an article on exercise equipment in parks.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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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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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Pumpkin/Poker Run
The Annual Pumpkin/Poker Run will take place Oct. 5 through 7.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Plum Lake Woman's Club
The first meeting of the year will be on Monday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Plum Lake Town Hall.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Create Art
Sept. 26, at the MW Community Center on the first and third Tuesday each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Fish & Lure
On Saturday, Oct. 21 the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce will host the first Fish & Lure Fall Rally and Scavenger Hunt, beginning at the Presque Isle Community Center at noon.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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American Indian Inculturated Service at St. Matthias on Sept. 24
At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua will celebate the quarterly American Indian inculturated service. People of all faiths, cultures, and races are encouraged attend.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Hospice volunteers needed
Dr. Kate Hospice, part of Ascension at Home, has been providing care to patients and families at end of life since 1985.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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