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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Growing together

Tyler-Lawrence family loves the generational ties gardening provides


After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, the Minocqua Town Board voted to deny The Cove's liquor license application. (subscriber access)


Times sues DOJ over redacted records
The Lakeland Times has filed an open-records complaint against the Wisconsin Department of Justice after the law-enforcement agency redacted the names of employees and law-enforcement officers disciplined for various infractions. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 21, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Presque Isle Town Board urged to actively acquire better broadband
For the past few years, there have been efforts to improve internet broadband in rural areas such as Presque Isle. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Man suspected of setting vehicle on fire apprehended
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has in custody a man suspected of setting a vehicle on fire last week.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Missing woman found early Friday morning in the town of Washington
Authorities in Vilas County used a drone to help find a woman who had been reported missing Thursday evening.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Presque Isle EDC letter to Tiffany is a go
Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) will be getting a letter from the Presque Isle Economic Development Committee (EDC). (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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LdF School Board hears construction updates
The Lac du Flambeau Public School Board met Wednesday for a quick meeting to accept bid proposals and hear construction updates. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Boulder Junction hears from General Code
Two members of the Boulder Junction Town Board heard a presentation Thursday from a representative with General Code, the New York-based firm that will be codifying the town's ordinances. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Opinions
Wisconsin will lead a property rights revolution
The Murr family owns two adjacent lots along the Lower St. Croix River. The lots were originally purchased as two separate and distinct lots (Lot F and Lot E) in 1960 and 1963, respectively.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Why Trump Jr. should release more emails
For many months, Donald J. Trump and his closest associates have assured Americans their presidential campaign had "absolutely no contact" with any Russians seeking to influence the course of the 2016 presidential election.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Loving animals to death
We need to sell more rhino horns, quickly.

That may be the only way to save rhinos from extinction. Today, rhinos vanish because poachers kill them for their horns. Businesses turn their horns into ornaments or quack health potions.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Cruz rescues Republicans on Obamacare
Republicans are finally getting smart on Obamacare. It took one of the savviest Republican senators - Ted Cruz of Texas, with an assist from Mike Lee of Utah - to get the GOP to figure out how to replace Obamacare, reduce premiums and save money for the government, all without alienating millions of voters. He's pulled the Republicans' fannies out of the fire, flipping a losing strategy into a big-time winner.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Unanswered questions of 2017
In the nervous Washington summer of 2017, with Republicans reeling from embarrassing disclosure after embarrassing disclosure, opposition Democrats, even before President Trump recently announced in Paris: "France is America's first and oldest ally. A lot of people don't know that," have already been following the strategy first recommended by a great Gallic leader, Napoleon Bonaparte: "Never interfere with an opponent while he's in the process of destroying himself."

Friday, July 21, 2017
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The time to act on health care is now
There is apparently only one thing worse than having Democrats in complete control of the federal government, and that is having Republicans in control of it.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Anglers take on Lake Tomahawk for Northern Lakes Bassmasters Open
Saturday marked the 13th annual Northern Lakes Bassmasters Lake Tomahawk Open. While the sun was shining, making it a warm day on the water, the wind was also blowing, making certain places, especially on Lake Tomahawk itself, difficult to fish. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 21, 2017
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National Championship Musky Open Tournament in Eagle River, Aug. 18-20
The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, will be hosting the 32nd annual National Championship Musky Open Tournament on Aug. 18, 19 and 20. Tournament headquarters are at the Vilas County Fairgrounds on Hwy 70 West, just blocks from downtown Eagle River.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Trout Unlimited and Forest Service team up for stream work
In the coming weeks, Trout Unlimited, in partnership with the United States Forest Service and local townships, will be removing 10 barriers to fish passage to reconnect more than 30 miles of trout habitat in the headwaters of the Peshtigo River watershed.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Last week there was this little get-together down in Florida called ICAST. ICAST stands for the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Traveling trails less traveled
If we could revisit northern Wisconsin, let's say about 1880 when the first trickle of tourism began, we'd see very few females out on the water trying to secure the main course for a shore lunch. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 21, 2017
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the lake where you live
Just across the road from Birch Lake where I live lies Sand Lake, less than 1/4 the size of Birch at 40 acres, much clearer and, unlike Birch, free of autumn algae blooms. On the other hand, Sand Lake contains mainly largemouth bass and bluegills, while Birch Lake hosts bluegills, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, walleyes, northern pike and muskies. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 21, 2017
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Errors bring season to an end in Class AA tournament for Post 89
RHINELANDER - Minocqua Post 89 didn't compete in last year's District 2 Class AA Regionals due to a lack of players. This year Minocqua was there, but whether the effort was or not is up for debate. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk on July 28
Participate in the first Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Glow Run for Kids. The event will take place as part of the Relay for Life event in Minocqua on July 28. The 1-mile Kids Fun Run will begin at 8 p.m. and is open to kids 10 and under. The 5K Run/Walk is timed and begins at 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Aquarama Revival Run on July 29
The Aquarama Revival Run 2017 (formally the Mike Ross Run), a 5K and 1-mile Kids Fun Run event, is a new take on a historic event in the Minocqua area for more than 20 years. The run will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 29, beginning at the Minocqua American Legion.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Lakeland 14U crowned Smalltown Baseball champs
The Lakeland 14U baseball team was crowned 2017 Smalltown Baseball World Series champions Sunday following a 10-5 championship game win over Rockridge, Ill.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Slumping Snowhawks drop third straight game
LAKE TOMAHAWK - The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks have a reputation in the Northwoods. The town is the home of Snowshoe Baseball. The Snowhawks don't lose often. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Zdroik wins again; Koga gets first win at Eagle River Speedway
While Eagle River's Austin Zdroik celebrated his second career win last Friday night at Eagle River Speedway, James Koga notched his first feature win as did Tom Lannet.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Letters
Biggest issue is safety!
To the Editor:

I am responding to your Lakeland Times/Our View article Time to deep-six misinformation about Carlin Club.


Friday, July 21, 2017
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Thank you
To the Editor:

Thank you for the wonderful people who came to donate the gift of life at the Mercer Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the Mercer Lioness Club, held (earlier this month).


Friday, July 21, 2017
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Democrats and Republicans unite
To the Editor:

Democrats are united in their belief that health care is a basic human right. Americans should not die because they can't afford insurance.


Friday, July 21, 2017
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Barnhill, you remain wrong
To the Editor:

David Barnhill, climate alarmist and propagandist, is back (The Lakeland Times, June 30, 2017).
(4 comments)


Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Reader responds to Gullan letter
To the Editor:

A recent letter by Mr. Gullan listed a litany of points he apparently believes show that the Democrats are having a bad month. In checking just a few of his claims you find, as usual, they don't paint a complete picture:


Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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'What a hypocrite'
To the Editor:

Wisconsin's gem, the wild and scenic St. Croix River, is under attack by Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and Rep. Adam Jarchow. They have introduced legislation that erodes river protections that have stood us in good stead for 50 years. Why?
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Friday, July 14, 2017
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
2017 Mercer Garden Tour on July 29
The height of the summer growing season in the north signals the opportunity for gardeners to share planted spaces and produce. The Woods and Blooms Garden Club, Mercer, invites all to the 11th annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 29.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Lac du Flambeau Veterans Cookout on July 28
The Lac du Flambeau American Legion Post #374 will host a cookout fundraiser starting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at the Thunderbird Park (corner of Was-Wa-Gon St. and Simpson Ave) until food is sold out.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Dr. Kate Hospice Pro-Am Golf Tournament Aug. 28
The 32nd annual Dr. Kate Hospice Pro-Am Golf Tournament is a part of golfing and hospice history in the Lakeland area. The first year, 1985, laid the foundation for a unique event among all golf tournaments with each team consisting of four amateurs led by a golf professional associated with the Wisconsin PGA. This was a winning combination of Hospice and Pro-Am that has set this tournament apart from the rest.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Sayner-Star Lake Street Fair on Aug. 6
The 2017 Sayner-Star Lake Street Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Madrigal Court Singers at Ascension Lutheran Church on July 30
Ascension Lutheran Church will host the "Madrigal Court Singers" in concert at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Iron County Historical Society hosts living history museum July 28
The Iron County Historical Society will host a living history museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 28. Step back in time and visit with over a dozen actors portraying people from Iron County's past.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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