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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Users of the extensive system of pathways for all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, bicycles and other methods of recreational transportation came together with the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee on Thursday...


Vilas County Social Services committee votes to revisit pharmaceutical lawsuit
Evan J. pretzer/lakeland times

From left, Vilas County Social Services Committee chairman Alden Bauman, member Bob Hanson and member Holly Tomlanovich discuss whether to revisit the area’s proposed legal action against pharmaceutical companies which manufacture opioids and opiates.
Evan J. pretzer/lakeland times

From left, Vilas County Social Services Committee chairman Alden Bauman, member Bob Hanson and member Holly Tomlanovich discuss whether to revisit the area’s proposed legal action against pharmaceutical companies which manufacture opioids and opiates.
The Vilas County board's social services committee took action last week essentially asking for reconsideration of the county's involvement in a class action lawsuit against big pharmaceutical companies that produce opioids, such as Oxycodone. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Minocqua's short term rental ordinance has first reading
The town of Minocqua's proposed new short term rental ordinance went through a first reading and discussion at last week's meeting. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Oneida County zoning to partner with Lakes and Rivers Association
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee voted this past week to have the county's zoning department work with the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association (OCLRA) to develop educational brochures for shoreland property owners. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Doctors Foster & Smith transitioning 'most front office functions' to San Diego
At some point in the first half of 2018, 55 jobs at Doctors Foster & Smith in Rhinelander will be transferred to the San Diego headquarters of the pet supply company's corporate parent Petco, according to an internal memo obtained by The Times' sister paper the Northwoods River News on Jan. 16. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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beer ABLAZE
Firefighters responded late Thursday afternoon to a report of a beer delivery truck belonging to Dean Distributing on fire on State Highway 47 in Lake Tomahawk. The fire was put out relatively quickly and damage was minimal.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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down comes bay view
An excavator with the Rynders Companies was used to demolish the former Bay View Inn on the north end of the causeway in Minocqua on Thursday. Plans for the property where the motel sat on are unknown at this time.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Coordinating assets at a fire scene such as Monday's in Woodruff
The incident commander during the Monday night fire at Dolhun Field not far from Lake Tomahawk was Lake Tomahawk's fire chief, Doug Rehm. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Opinions
'The Post': No way today's newspapers would publish The Pentagon Papers
Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" depicts a newspaper's decision to defy the government, risk its financial health and imprisonment of its editors in order to report a hard truth and defend the press' First Amendment rights by publishing the Pentagon Papers.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Trump tax cut is already working
With the recent announcement of Walmart's increasing starting wages and Fiat Chrysler's opening a new plant (with 2,500 jobs) in Michigan, there are now more than 100 companies that have offered bonuses and benefit hikes to their workers due to the tax cut. An estimated 1 million workers have benefited. This after less than one month.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Selling hate
Who will warn Americans about hate groups? The media know: the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Friday, January 19, 2018
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'Always proud he was my president'
Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, who created the international scholarship program that bears his name and that has produced 59 Nobel Prize winners among its estimated 360,000 alumni, was not, for entirely legitimate reasons, a humble man.

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Michael Wolff's book shows Hillary Clinton was an even worse candidate than we thought
For over a year, I've been saying that Donald Trump is a dog who caught a car: he wanted to run for president, not be president.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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A prophet who deserves a little honor
Anyone who cannot resist the temptation to offer public predictions about public events invites and can expect public ridicule.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Warden Career Day set for March at LUHS
Join the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at the Lakeland Union High School on Saturday, March 3 for Wisconsin DNR Career Day. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Youth hunting brings memorable experiences
Dylan Marose has been hunting for two years, but already has some great stories to tell. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Valhalla Recreation Area open to fat tire bikes and snowshoes
This winter visitors can use fat tire bikes and snowshoes on a portion of the trails at the Valhalla Recreation Area on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Fish like a GIRL
Searching mindlessly through the internet during one of our recent cold snaps, I came across an initiative called Humane Backyards by the Human Society of the United States. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, January 19, 2018
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The lake where you live
When fishing it can be hard to tell from the feel on the line or the bobber's behavior which species is biting.

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Land and Water Department speaking and poster contest open to the public
The Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) will host the Conservation Awareness Speaking Contest at the courthouse in Rhinelander on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m.

Friday, January 19, 2018
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Lakeland hoopers stay hot for third straight win
GREEN BAY - Lakeland Union High School received a wake-up call in its first two games of 2018. The Thunderbirds dropped both games, leaving head coach Rich Fortier with much to be desired. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Lakeland tops Tomahawk on senior night
The final home dual meet already arrived for the Lakeland Union High School boys' swim team on Thursday evening. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Penalties cost LUHS in loss to Waupaca
WAUPACA - Northland Pines appears to be running away with the Great Northern Conference boys' hockey championship, but Lakeland Union High School still has a lot to play for. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Wisconsin Valley Union makes most of its opportunities against T-Birds
Sometimes a few bad bounces can make a close game look like a blowout.

On Thursday evening, Lakeland/Tomahawk hosted Wisconsin Valley Union in non-conference girls' hockey action. It was a close game through three periods, but the Thunderbirds caught a few tough breaks. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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LUHS scores six straight pins to grab first GNC dual win
MOSINEE - Lakeland Union High School has been on the brink of winning its three previous Great Northern Conference wrestling dual meets, but came up empty on each occasion. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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LUHS grinds out a win at Antigo
ANTIGO - Lakeland Union High School boys' basketball got its biggest win of the season to date Friday night against Mosinee, in which it clawed back from an 18-point deficit. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Letters
A wall
To the Editor:

A wall around Mexico. OK but build one around Oprah too.

PS- The Clintons too.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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'Chivalry is alive'
To the Editor:

As we drove home (recently) in blinding snow, our car slid into a drift. We were stuck! A few vehicles passed us by after I activated the "flashers."


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Reader questions Boulder Junction's budgeting
To the Editor:

I read with interest the letters to the editor both criticizing and defending Richard Moore's articles and the question of whether they are thinly disguised opinion pieces.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Mercer blood drive
To the Editor:

The Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Mercer Lioness Club was held Tuesday, Jan. 9. There were 22 registered donors.


Friday, January 19, 2018
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Deer hides help special needs campers
To the Editor:

The 2017 hunting season marked the 24th year of the Lions' Deer Hides Project for the Lions' Camp. The monies collected from the sale of the deer hides are needed to offset the cost of sending children with special needs to the Lions' Camp at Rosholt.


Friday, January 19, 2018
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Sanitation and immigration
To the Editor:

When Mr. Trump used expletive phraseology to depict certain nations as challenged in the art of sanitation, he again armed his enemies with yet another fallacy.
(1 comments)


Friday, January 19, 2018
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
DNR wardens to be on northern Wisconsin snowmobile trails to promote safety
Snowmobilers will see more Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens on the northern Wisconsin trails this month promoting safe, sober and smart driving following a rash of serious injury and fatal snowmobile accidents.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Snowman Shuffle runs through Jan. 27
The Snowman Shuffle event will take place Jan. 12 through 27, 2018, at participating area quilt shops.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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60 Plus Dining Program
The Vilas County Commission on Aging 60 Plus Dining Program, at the St. Germain Community Center, serves meals on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Owls at Night
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the elusive owl?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Candlelight Snowshoe
Enjoy snowshoeing by candlelight on Feb. 3 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., with luminaries lighting your way along the 1-mile Presque Isle Nature Trail Loop with longer/shorter options available.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Library programs
It's never too early to introduce your children to the library! The Minocqua Public Library welcomes babies, toddlers and preschoolers with several weekly programs beginning this month:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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