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Last weekend the Wisconsin Bass Federation Nation held their State Championship on the Minocqua Chain. Each B.A.S.S. Nation club in Wisconsin could send as many anglers to the State Championship tournament, as long as they sent...


It's all about the meat
The ever-popular Beef-A-Rama is set for its return to Minocqua with events beginning on Friday, Sept. 23 and running through Saturday, Sept. 24. Between 12,000 and 16,000 people are expected to attend as the Northwoods celebrates all things beef. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Fatal crash on State Highway 70 Thursday
One person is dead following a one vehicle crash Thursday evening in Oneida County near the Price County line.

Friday, September 23, 2016
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RHS students accused of taunting LUHS student at football game
An incident involving the alleged bullying of a Lakeland Union High School student by a group of Rhinelander High School students during the football contest between the two schools last Friday at Minocqua drew a swift rebuke Monday from School District of Rhinelander school board president Ron Counter. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Minocqua Town Board ponders speed limit changes on town's south side
The Minocqua Town Board voted 3-1 to move forward with speed limit changes for the town's south side, although at its next meeting, the public will be allowed to speak on the matter before a final decision is made.

The board heard a presentation from Brent Matthews, a traffic supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. (subscriber access)


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Committee finally agrees on squad car recommendation for sheriff's budget
The Vilas County Budget and Finance Committee finally came to some form of consensus for their recommendation of a sheriff's department budget to submit to the county board next month. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Lakeland Sanitary District addresses sewer line and manhole issues
Manholes and sewer lines.

Nothing at all sexy about either but items of everyday infrastructure people take for granted but need to be maintained.

At the intersection of Front and Oneida Streets in Minocqua, the Lakeland Sanitary District has been dealing with manhole repairs there for several weeks. (subscriber access)


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Northwoods Transit Connections considers options for adding routes
The executive committee of the Oneida and Vilas Transit Commission met Monday afternoon to discuss the possibility of Northwoods Transit Connections leasing two buses from Kalmar Community and Senior Center in Eagle River. This move would allow the transit commission to offer additional routes open to the public throughout Oneida and Vilas counties. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Opinions
No conspiracy theory, Billy Fried, just the facts
As reported by The Times, when Lakeland Times publisher Gregg Walker addressed Oneida County's public safety committee last week, supervisor Billy Fried made several assertions about both the nature of Walker's invitation and the content of Walker's remarks.

We feel Mr. Fried's comments demand a straightforward and public response, both to factually set the record straight and to warn against the dangers of elitism.


Friday, September 23, 2016
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northwoods political digest
Walker seeks federal aid for northern Wisconsin farmers

Gov. Scott Walker has asked for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretarial Disaster Designation to help farmers in Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron counties who suffered crop losses as a result of heavy rains and flooding in July.


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Want prosperity? Follow the Red State Model
What makes America an economically ingenious place is the competitive federalism model set forth by our Founding Fathers. They established our nation as the world's largest ever free trade zone, in which 50 states use varying economic and fiscal policies to compete for jobs and people.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Free speech
Donald Trump tells reporters, "We're going to have people sue you like you never got sued before."

Hillary Clinton doesn't like her opponents funding documentaries that criticize her, so she demands Congress overturn the Supreme Court decision that allows it.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Road rats
State Sen. Jon Erpenbach came to town the other week, and, no surprise, he was whistling and singing a familiar Democratic tune: "Happy days are here again. Let's raise taxes and spend, spend, spend."
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Friday, September 16, 2016
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Death tax is the unfairest tax of all
It was in 1916 - 100 years ago this year - that America made a big, big mistake, one that has done significant damage to our economy and the fairness of our tax system for an entire century. We are talking about the estate tax, more popularly known as the death tax.

Friday, September 16, 2016
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Northwoods Wildlife Center releases several animals near Land O' Lakes
The Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) is responsible for rehabilitating hundreds of animals per year. The best part of their jobs, they said, is when they get to release animals back out into the wild, healthy and able to fend for themselves. They were recently lucky enough to have the satisfaction of releasing several animals in Land O' Lakes. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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World Championship Musky Classic is in the books
The 40th annual World Musky Championship was held last weekend. In Presque Isle, fishable lakes included Crab, Presque Isle, Van Vliet, Averill, Oxbow and Horsehead. In Boulder Junction, lakes included in the tournament waters were North and South Trout, Escanaba, Big, Boulder, High and Fishtrap. Anglers choosing to fish in Manitowish Waters were allowed to fish all of the Manitowish Chain above the Rest Lake Dam. In Winchester, eligible lakes were North and South Turtle, Rock, Harris, Birch and Papoose. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Salzmann bags first bear
Janice Salzmann had been mulling over bear hunting this year. She got a bear tag, but still was not completely sure she wanted to hunt. Having never killed anything before, it was not a decision Salzmann took lightly. Al Nyberg, who worked with Salzmann, told her she really should just get out there and do it. Give it a try, he told her. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Let's Go Fishing partners with Culvers for fundraiser
Let's Go Fishing Northwoods Chapter received a check for $475 at their regular board meeting last week from Culvers in Rhinelander. The group held a fundraising night and served guests in the restaurant and at the drive thru. In return, Culvers donated a portion of their proceeds from that night to the group. Not only did it allow Let's Go Fishing to raise money, but it helped the group get the word out about their pontoon boat, which they keep on Boom Lake. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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The youth perspective: JJ Albee has a positive outlook for the deer season ahead
Youth hunter JJ Albee is looking forward to deer season this year. This will be his third hunting season with his dad, and he thinks the prospects are good.

"The best part is spending time with my dad, and just spending the day in nature," Albee said. "There is no better way to spend a day than spending it in nature. And it is quality time with my dad." (subscriber access)


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Fish like a girl: The new generation of angler is often missing the basics
Older anglers often talk about how easy kids have it, and by kids I mean the 20-somethings who are just starting out in our sport. In years gone by, there was no YouTube. We could not see hundreds of videos of how to tie a specific knot, rig a bait, or the intricacies of every technique used on the water. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
T-Birds look to ride win
Coming off their first win of the season over Rhinelander, the Lakeland Thunderbirds look to carry the momentum into their Week 6 matchup against Medford Friday night at Raider Field. It will not be an easy task against the Raiders, however, who lead the Great Northern Conference with a 3-0 league mark. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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T-bird volleyball falls in Mosinee
MOSINEE - Traveling to Mosinee Tuesday night, the Lakeland Union High School volleyball team went searching for its first conference win. Unfortunately for the Thunderbirds, their best game didn't come through on court as they suffered a three-set sweep at the hands of the Indians. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Buck Rut Run registration open
Registration is now open for the 25th annual Buck Rut Run to be held Oct. 1, at Minocqua Winter Park.

"This challenging 5K trail run is open to all," race organizers stated in a press release. "This year the first 100 registrants will receive custom race bibs.


Friday, September 23, 2016
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T-Bird netters fifth in Rapids invite
On Saturday the Thunderbirds traveled to Wisconsin Rapids for an invitational tournament, securing medals for three of the four singles flights, and earning a fifth-place finish overall.

Friday, September 23, 2016
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13th annual Lakeland Rotary Rump Roast Run set for tomorrow
Saturday, Sept. 24 will bring back the 13th annual Lakeland Rotary's Rump Roast Run to Minocqua. Traditionally, the event serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for the two Lakeland area Rotary Clubs and their service.

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Co-ops, seasonal placement discussed at WIAA area meeting
ANTIGO - The WIAA on Monday sought input from schools in the northern part of the state regarding a number of issues that are, or could become, concerns for the high school sports sanctioning body. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Letters
'They have earned our votes'
To the Editor:

As a past Iron County representative to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, I've had the honor of representing our area. And, as a former Northwoods high school history and economics teacher for three decades, I am keenly aware of the challenge for voting for those candidates who will best represent, protect, and sustain our Northwoods culture and economy.


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Thanks to Air Choice One
To the Editor:

On a recent trip to/from Colorado, I experienced quite the scare followed by wonderful customer service. Flying back from Denver, my Frontier Airlines plane experienced an issue with its landing gear causing us to make an emergency landing back in Denver. This included shutting down air traffic at DEN so we could do a fly-by the air tower to make sure the gear was indeed down, followed by an unnerving landing met by firetrucks and ambulances.


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Praise for new dog park
To the Editor:

Congratulations to all the enthusiastic committee members and volunteers on the successful grand opening of the Lakeland Area Dog Park on Saturday, Sept. 17. What a wonderful group of thoughtful, kindhearted animal lovers!


Friday, September 23, 2016
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'We can do better'
To the Editor:

A reader wrote in extolling the virtuousness of Senator Ron Johnson and caught me by surprise. The writer pointed out that the "Main Stream Media" had failed to cover Johnson's involvement in the "Joseph Project." First, they had (see articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sheboygan Press and extensive TV coverage). Second, his involvement which consisted of lending of his name to the enterprise...


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Lakeland Sanitary District addresses sewer line and manhole issues
Manholes and sewer lines.

Nothing at all sexy about either but items of everyday infrastructure people take for granted but need to be maintained.

At the intersection of Front and Oneida Streets in Minocqua, the Lakeland Sanitary District has been dealing with manhole repairs there for several weeks. (subscriber access)


Friday, September 23, 2016
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Predatory policing?
To the Editor:

At my advanced age I have the privilege of having lived in 10 towns and four states. I have also been privileged to spend significant amounts of time in many other communities that were not my primary residence.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
LPAA continues workshop series
The Lakeland Performing Arts Association has kicked off their 35th season of bringing superb musical acts to the Northwoods. LPAA takes the opportunity to the next level as they continue their workshop series which always has an instructional opportunity for Lakeland Union High School students in an informal, intimate environment. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Finding new life through yoga
Altering your life path can come with a set of challenges from fear of the unknown to an unawareness of where to start. After leaving the corporate world behind, Tara Nolan found her peace through yoga and sent herself down a new road towards mindfulness and enlightenment. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Bridging community efforts to support LUHS students
As the tuition of post-secondary schooling rapidly rises, students are relying more and more on scholarships in effort to continue their educational path. Lakeland area financial planning advisor and LUHS alumni Mike Handrick has created the Lakeland Union High School District Foundation, Inc. to streamline the process for those interested in providing a scholarship to an aspiring student. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Lakeland Area Dog Park is officially open
The William E. Gardner Lakeland Area Dog Park is officially open for use. Together with the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce and various contributors and volunteers, the park's board of directors cut the ribbon to the area's newest attraction this past Saturday. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016
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'Blair Witch' surprises, but might not scare
Coming in 17 years after "The Blair Witch Project" surprised viewers with an extremely-low budget found-footage horror flick, becoming the highest grossing independent release ever ($240 million of a $60k budget), its true sequel (ignoring "Book of Shadows"), "Blair Witch," surprises us all.

Friday, September 23, 2016
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On a roll
Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Lake Tomahawk School sixth-graders Julianna Ouimette, Madison Moore and Tiearney Beltz see who can balance the longest on the "log roll" log during the Northwoods Renaissance Festival on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Tommy O's Playhouse in Hazelhurst.

Friday, September 23, 2016
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