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Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Oneida County officials...

Cushing: 'If this was a private company, it'd be bankrupt'


Walker signs mining bill...

Tiffany: 'Economics, environment not mutually exclusive'


CAUTION

Early ice poses safety concerns


Cardiac kids

T-Birds overcome 23-point deficit to top Pines


Members of the Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission (VOTC), which oversees Northwoods Transit Connections (NTC), met Monday with the Oneida County board's administration and labor relations committees. (subscriber access)


Zoning committee approves substantial fee hikes
The economy has been picking up steam, and more zoning regulations have come down the pike in recent years, and in Oneida County those intersecting trends mean two things are almost as certain as death and taxes. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
What to do with Brandy Park
The Wisconsin Towns Association will be consulted about some questions members of the Woodruff and Arbor Vitae town boards have with regard to membership on the Brandy Park Commission. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Woodruff discusses Brandy Park agreement
At a relatively empty town board meeting, mostly due to a fire in Woodruff, the Woodruff Town Board revisited Brandy Park agreement. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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AV-W hears autism school update
The Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School Board heard an update and request for support on the proposed charter school with a focus on autistic students at their meeting Monday night. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Manitowish Waters begins building talks
Approximately 20 people met with the Manitowish Waters Town Board on Tuesday evening in the Manitowish Waters Community Center for the first meeting of what Manitowish Waters town chairman John Hanson said he hopes "will be the first of series of these types of meetings we'll have through the winter." (subscriber access)
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Friday, December 15, 2017
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Former Woodruff doctor has felony convictions vacated
A Northwoods physician who pled guilty in January 2016 to three felonies related to illegally obtaining prescription drugs had his felony convictions modified to misdemeanors Dec. 6 in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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George's Pub Opening in Downtown Boulder Junction
Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce welcomes newest member, George's Pub. Located in the middle of Main Street, new owners Mike and Sandi DeBauche will be holding a grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 16 beginning 11 a.m.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Opinions
Liberate food trucks
Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck. Her truck provided a great opportunity, letting her open a business without having to spend big to hire a staff and rent space in a building.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Francisco Franco and the 2018 Republicans
To understand the discouraging plight for Republicans heading into the 2018 midterm elections, it might help to recall a joke popular in Spain in 1975, when Generalissimo Francisco Franco, that nation's long-ruling and ruthless dictator, lingered for endless weeks on his deathbed.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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No 'privilege' for Trump Jr.
Long before Donald Trump Jr. claimed "attorney-client privilege" last week to avoid answering Congressional inquiries, that same claim was tested and wisely rejected by Congress. Junior isn't even the first real estate executive asked to testify about suspected connections to a foreign dictator who tried that gambit to avoid questions in a Capitol Hill hot seat.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Wisconsin legislature delivers big wins to close out year
We know Wisconsin is already a great place to live, work, and raise a family. And now, thanks to principled leadership from Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers in Madison, the future for the Badger State looks even brighter.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Forget physical fitness
In recent reports - and at times, during the course of the 2016 election - greater public scrutiny has been drawn towards the diet of President Donald Trump.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Tax plan is a cut for everyone
Whenever I'm asked if the Trump tax cut is for the rich, I say yes. It is a tax cut for the rich. It is a tax cut for the middle class. It is a tax cut for small businesses. It is a tax cut for the Fortune 100. If you pay federal income taxes, you will, in almost all cases, be getting more take-home pay come Jan. 1.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
WIFA state championship to be held on Minocqua Chain
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association (WIFA) Championship Tournament is set for Feb. 16-17, 2018. WIFA, according to its website's mission statement is "committed to the education, conservation, and management of our natural resources while building an understanding of our aquatic ecosystems and sciences. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Invasive species still a concern during ice fishing season
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 trailers and boats. But in the winter, anglers seldom think about plants, thinking they are all dead through the winter months. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Start planning now for your Healthy Lakes project before the snow flies
There is still time for eligible sponsors to start planning a Healthy Lakes project before snow begins to cover the lakeshores and to submit grant applications to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to fund projects that encourage private sector innovation in caring for Wisconsin's lakes.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Last year I downsized a bit and decided to chase some trout in smaller streams and rivers from time to time rather than always searching for four-plus-pound bass. I thought that was going small. Turns out I set my sights too high. (Subscriber access)

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traveling trails less traveled
For folks living in rural areas, getting out and hunting for the so-called perfect Christmas tree is a long standing tradition across much of America. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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the lake where you live
Fishing in the lake isn't what it once was. Some favorite species have declined in numbers. Those species still abundant are smaller. Is it time to consider stocking the lake? (Subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Lakeland/Tomahawk registers first ever conference win over Pines
EAGLE RIVER - Lakeland/Tomahawk secured its first ever girls' hockey win at Northland Pines earlier in the season, but that was a non-conference game. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Big third period gives LUHS a third straight win
TOMAHAWK - One of the uncertainties surrounding the Lakeland Union High School boys' hockey team this season was whether or not it would be able to find a spark for an offense that finished last in the Great Northern Conference in scoring last season. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Lakeland gets good competition in win over Tomahawk
TOMAHAWK - There haven't been many close calls in Great Northern Conference dual meets for Lakeland Union High School, but on Tuesday, the Thunderbirds got some competition against Tomahawk. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Lakeland gymnasts nipped by Wisconsin Rapids
Lakeland Union High School competed in its first gymnastics invitational on Saturday, and on Tuesday, the Thunderbirds made a trip to Wisconsin Rapids for their first dual meet of the season. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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When it comes to head injuries, it's time for players to stop being hypocritical
One of the big topics in the world of sports last week was discipline and illegal hits in the NFL. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Northwoods Gymnastics competes at Bear-A-Boo Invite
The Northwoods Gymnastics team competed in the Bear-A-Boo Invite on Oct. 20, with the Level 2 and Level 3 teams each taking second out of four teams.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Letters
'My most valuable resource'
To the Editor:

The Federal tax bill could grow the economy, but it's unlikely. The GOP argues that if the wealthy get a tax break corporations will create jobs.


Friday, December 15, 2017
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'Entirely grateful'
To the Editor:

I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, Pastor Steve, Ray and Pat Kirchmeyer, Caritas, and the entire Eagle Brook Church family for the kindness, understanding and generosity they have shown me and my family.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Thank you
To the Editor:

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the Manitowish Waters Volunteer Fire Dept., the Vilas County Sheriff's Dept., Little Star Garage, State Farm and the Mercer and Winchester Fire Dept.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Let freedom rein
To the Editor:

"A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." George Washington, President of the United States.
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Friday, December 8, 2017
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'Merry Christmas and thank you'
To the Editor:

How beautiful and festive is our little town of Minocqua! From all of the local businesses with their Christmas lights, the decorations on the street and bridge, and the Christmas tree, all adding to making a Christmas-card lovely scene.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Vets and flights
To the Editor:

Everyone has a right to their opinion and no two people see things the same, and so it is for me with Mr. Corrigan's letter, and so here is my opinion for the little it is worth.


Friday, December 1, 2017
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Aging gracefully - optimal health in our golden years
It is undeniable - we would have better luck finding a unicorn in a four-leaf clover patch than to come across a cure for aging. There seems to be no "magic potion" that will stop the passage of time and its effect on the body. Clues that reveal physical decline are not hard to miss.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Minocqua Dance presents 'A Nutcracker Wonderland' on Dec. 16
Minocqua Dance presents "A Nutcracker Wonderland" a fun, family holiday performance of ballet and jazz.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Final 'Handmade Holiday' classes at The Warehouse this weekend
The Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River wraps up its "Handmade Holiday" classes this upcoming weekend.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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manitowish waters: open art studio
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Manitowish Waters Community Center.

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Capturing the Packers
Local Green Bay Packers fans can visit the ArtStart gallery in Rhinelander for a look at a photography exhibit featuring some of the best moments in the club's storied history. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Rhinelander: ArtStart Exhibition
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., ArtStart (68 S. Stevens St.). Photographs of iconic Packer moments taken by the three Biever family members, Vernon and son Jim, official photographers for the Green Bay Packers and son John a photographer for Sports Illustrated. Photographs in the exhibition will be sold via silent auction. Info: 715-362-4328, www.artstartrhinelander.org.



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