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Northwoods River News files open records lawsuit against city
The Lakeland Times' sister paper The Northwoods River News filed a public records lawsuit Thursday against the city of Rhinelander asserting the city wrongfully redacted and withheld records the newspaper requested relating to complaints and disciplinary actions against certain city employees. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Tiffany cosponsors legislation to eliminate mining moratorium
State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and State Representative Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) introduced a bill Thursday to eliminate the moratorium on nonferrous metallic mining in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Plum Lake looks for answers from St. Germain
The Plum Lake Town Board is curious to know what the town of St. Germain plans to do regarding ambulance service. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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St. Germain's golf course paid in full
St. Germain's golf course is one of those courses people from all over can't wait to play on. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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BOA schedules Marshfield hearing
The Oneida County Board of Adjustment has set the week of Oct. 9 for a public hearing on Marshfield Clinic's proposed hospital for Minocqua.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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LdF accepts road bids
The Lac du Flambeau Town Board opened two sets of bids at the most recent meeting Wednesday, the first for a crack seal project and the second for road reconstruction. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Minocqua discusses illegal buoys
One of the largest items the Minocqua Town Board discussed at its meeting Tuesday was the increasingly prominent personal buoys lake front owners are placing in front of their properties. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Opinions
Trump's deadly ego trip
Even before the embarrassing demise of his health care legislation, Donald Trump could no longer claim he would "take care of everybody" with a "beautiful" new system that insures all Americans, regardless of their ability to pay.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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The President is also a moral leader
It was obviously an earlier, less cynical time when the president of the United States could explain an unscheduled drive from the White House he had once taken.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Google Women
Why aren't there more women criminals?! Men in jail outnumber women by a ratio of 14-to-1. We male stutterers outnumber women, too.



Friday, August 18, 2017
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Where's the Benjamins?
As we report in today's edition, this newspaper has filed yet another open-meetings complaint against the town board of Boulder Junction.

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Beware the Obamacare-industrial complex
The danger of a Republican bailout of Obamacare is mounting with every passing day. Moderate Republicans calling themselves the Problem Solvers Caucus are quietly negotiating with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to throw a multibillion-dollar lifeline to the Obamacare insurance exchanges.

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Regulating guns
Have a gun license? Plan to bring your gun to my hometown? Don't.

Mean New York authorities will make your life miserable.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Sugarbush Lakes Association raises 'Money for Minnows'
Last Wednesday, members of the Sugarbush Lakes Association visited the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Hatchery and received a tour of the ponds at the facility. Tribal natural resources director Larry Wawronowicz gave the tour, offered a history of the hatchery and answered questions of lake association members. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Trout Lake Station open house highlights research
Trout Lake Research Station recently held its seventh annual open house, during which the public is invited to come and look at the different types of research taking place and to meet the staff and graduate students who are conducting the research. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017
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August is inaugural National Shooting Sports Month
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is joining a national foundation in marking August as National Shooting Sports Month to promote the activity and its dedication to safety and skill-building as fun and appropriate for youth to adult and open to persons with varying physical abilities.

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Fish like a girl
As an avid bass angler, I do not often pay terribly close attention to other species of fish - other than how bass relate to them, or they to bass. But, when I heard about the "Learn to Fish Musky" class being held in Boulder Junction in conjunction with Musky Daze, I thought it would be interesting to attend and fun to learn more about musky fishing. I was not disappointed. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017
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traveling trails less traveled
Oberlin Lake is one of numerous small, remote, uninhabited treasured jewels scattered across Northern Wisconsin. It is in Arbor Vitae township, in south central Vilas County and its surface area is listed as 46 acres. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017
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the lake where you live
A poster in my doctor's office shows a boy looking down at his hands, which are infested with all sorts of big, ugly, wormlike green, purple and pink creatures. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Lakeland girls' tennis opens season at DC Everest
WAUSAU - After the first two games of the week were canceled, Lakeland Union High School finally opened its girls' tennis season on Saturday at an invitational at D.C. Everest.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Lakeland has big expectations on the cross country course
Even without winning the WIAA Division 2 championship last season, expectations for the Lakeland Union High School cross country program will be sky-high.

After all, the Thunderbirds have won eight consecutive boys' Great Northern Conference titles and three of the last four on the girls' side. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Lakeland netters aim to put program back on the map
Lakeland Union High School once featured a powerhouse volleyball program. The Thunderbirds reached the state tournament consistently in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including two trips to the finals in 1991 and 1993. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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LUHS inducts four into Wall of Fame
Lakeland Union High School started the fall sports season with a bang on Friday night.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Mercer Lions Club Joe Manzanares Fundraiser Golf Scramble wrap up
The annual Lions Club Joe Manzanares Fundraiser golf scramble was held at Tahoe Lynx Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 11 with a 3 p.m. shotgun start.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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T-Bird harriers begin quest to maintain dominance
It might be hard for Lakeland Union High School to top its 2016 cross country season, but the Thunderbirds are going to give it a try this fall. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Letters
I'm vouching for Gary Meinert
To the Editor:

As a rule, I do not suffer fools gladly. Most often, they know not what they say and, generally, they are uninformed/misinformed and disingenuous. In this case I am making an exception by responding.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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The third mob
To the Editor:

For days following the Charlottesville violence, a hysterical media screamed Donald Trump is a bigot, a racist and a Nazi sympathizer.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Hartzheim, hold the line!
To the Editor:

The arrogance of Mr. Hanson of Wisconsin Valley Improvement is astounding. He is suing the town of Minocqua over repairs already done and to be done to HIS dam.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Kudos to The Times
To the Editor:

During the summer months area musicians perform concerts every Thursday evening at Torpy Park in Minocqua. We are always looking at ways to get the word out to the general public about who, what, where, and when these concerts are happening.


Friday, August 18, 2017
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Our Capitalist way of life is working against us
To the Editor:

When it started the idea was to improve and enhance the everyday life of Americans. Innovation was combined with quality made products to make life easier.
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Friday, August 18, 2017
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'For the greater good'
To the Editor:

Why does Marshfield clinic so desperately want to build a second hospital only minutes from an already existing one, to be a fifth hospital in an area that already has four hospitals within 30 to 90 min distance of each other?


Friday, August 18, 2017
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Vintage Vilas Rummage Sale
The Vilas Co. Chamber is coordinating a county wide rummage sale Sept. 8, 9 and 10.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Friday Farmers Market
Stop uptown on Fridays to meet Green Bean Gene Munson, the Cheese Guy, and other friendly vendors at our Friday Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday, located across from the post office.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Fall Harvest Festival/Antique car show
The Lake Tomahawk Lions Club will hold the annual Fall Harvest Festival and Antique Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Bad Dash
Sept. 2. Don't forget to register for the Bad Dash, the Northwoods' only 4-mile "Adventure Run!"

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Vilas County Amateur Radio Club offers September class
The Vilas County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will offer its very popular licensing class Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17 in Eagle River.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Grand Opening
River Valley Bank vice chairman Greg Nicklaus and wife, Darcey, who serve as co-presidents of the Lakeland Union High School sports booster club, cut the ribbon, officially opening River Valley Bank Field prior to Lakeland's opening game against Hayward on Friday, Aug. 18.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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