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Embezzlement becoming a booming business in US
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Call it a growth industry. 

Embezzlement, that is.


Friday, January 23, 2015


Judge keeps Bible camp case alive
A lawsuit over a proposed Bible camp in the town of Woodboro can continue, a judge has ruled.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Winning lottery ticket purchased in Minocqua pays out $40k
You don’t win if you don’t play – that’s the old adage that applies to many when it comes to the state lottery. 
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Board wrangles over pay in wake of Walters hearing

By one vote, the Oneida County Board this week denied marginal pay raises to two top officials. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Republican bills quietly accept Common Core

The education debate dominating the first weeks of the new legislative session in Madison have been all about school accountability, but at the heart of two major legislative initiatives is an underlying acceptance of Common Core education standards. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Special prosecutor defends plea agreement in England case

Forest County District Attorney Charles Simono is rebutting allegations that he acted improperly and breached a plea agreement with former Oneida County Medical Examiner Traci England. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Hazelhurst approves conditional use permit for contractor storage

The Town of Hazelhurst last Thursday signed off on a request for a conditional use permit for a concrete contractor to store equipment and possibly boats and trailers on property on Fuhrman Drive. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Suspect in 2003 homicide case makes court appearance

A 33-year-old Tomahawk woman accused in connection with the 2003 death of a Rhinelander man whose body was pulled from the Wisconsin River made her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon in Oneida County Circuit Court. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

LdF man charged after fight at Green Bay bar

A 30-year-old Lac du Flambeau man is accused of severely injuring a 20-year-old Green Bay area man in a fight at a sports bar across the street from Lambeau Field following the Green Bay Packers win over the Dallas Cowboys Jan. 11. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Lake Tomahawk to have a new town chairman in April

Lake Tomahawk will have a different town board following the spring election in April. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Minocqua man injured in snowmobile accident dies

A Minocqua man injured in a snomwobile accident last week in the town of Newbold has died. 


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No free court records, clerks say

Wisconsin’s attorney general recently opined that clerks of court can let citizens photograph court records for free, but that won’t happen in Oneida and Vilas counties. (Subscriber access)


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Could Abrahamson's days be numbered?

April 7 could be a date to remember.

That’s the date of this year’s spring election, and it could be the day Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice Shirley Abrahamson is effectively deposed. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

St. Germain to get more information on military static display

Marv Anderson of St. Germain has embarked on a mission. 

Anderson, a town supervisor and a veteran of both the Army Reserve and Army National Guard, was looking for input from fellow town board members with regard to adding to and improving the town’s veterans memorial. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Minocqua OKs new vehicle purchases

Minocqua’s police department will get two new police squads this year. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meth suspects appear in court

The five suspects arrested Jan. 14 on a total of 16 felony charges and three misdemeanor counts related to making methamphetamine in Rhinelander and Minocqua made their initial appearances before Oneida County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bloom Friday afternoon. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Town of LdF, casino at odds over ambulance rates for events

The subject of the rates the Lac du Flambeau Volunteer Fire Department charges for standby ambulance service for events at the Lake of the Torches Resort and Casino got a thorough airing at the town meeting Jan. 7. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No more smoking in Plum Lake fire department

Plum Lake supervisors on Tuesday expanded a smoking prohibition to cover all town vehicles, equipment and buildings. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Vilas County to use Oneida County forensic lab

Vilas County police will now have access to a state-of-the-art computer forensic lab inside the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No injuries in two-vehicle collision near Hwy. 51/Hwy. 70 West

Minocqua police issued two citations Jan. 13 as the result of a two-vehicle collision just south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and State Highway 70 West. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Minocqua man in critical condition after snowmobile accident
A Minocqua man is in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield as a result of a snowmobile accident late Wednesday night in the town of Newbold. 
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Monday, January 19, 2015

UPDATED: Five arrested in connection with ongoing drug investigation

UPDATED Friday, Jan. 16: Arrested during the execution of a State Search Warrant at 718 Margaret St. in the City of Rhinelander were Andrea Healy, Jute Handrick, Andi Hansen, Ronald Ross, Jr., and Richard Nitschke.



Friday, January 16, 2015

DOT agreement back on agenda for Arbor Vitae

In the latest round of back and forth between the town of Arbor Vitae and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the town’s board of supervisors will revisit their decision in November to not sign off on a maintenance agreement with the DOT. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

In State of State, Walker moves boldly to the middle

News Analysis

He didn’t mention right to work. He never once called for smaller government. He castigated those who disdain government as much as those who never question its growth. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Severe flu season kills at least 26, two in Wisconsin

In northern Wisconsin and across the state and country, this year’s flu season has become especially severe, landing thousands of patients in the hospital and, as of Jan. 3, killing at least 26 children nationwide. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Flu season makes Northwoods particularly vulnerable

The 2014-15 flu season is widespread across the entire country, and it is dangerous everywhere it appears, but its virulence and persistence may well pose added dangers for the Northwoods. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Boathouse gets OK to bring back on-site gas service

Since The Boathouse in Minocqua opened in 2013, its owners have been working to revive the iconic restaurant, formerly Bosacki’s Boat House. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Snowplowing remains hot issue in Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction’s town board later this month will again examine how to charge property owners for snowplowing private easements. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Proposals reviewed for Heal Creek property

Oneida County has received three proposals to buy 272 acres of county-owned land outside of Rhinelander. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Congress gets ready to re-redefine the full-time work week

It has become something of a rallying cry as Republicans begin to pass legislation as the majority party in both chambers of Congress: a bill to redefine the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time work is likely to be one of the first passed and sent to the president. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Drop in gas prices boosts economy

Multiple gas stations in the Lakeland area advertised regular unleaded fuel for below $2 per gallon on Thursday, a price the state average has not seen since 2009. (Public access)


Thursday, January 15, 2015

State high court declines review in records case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has declined to take up a lawsuit The Lakeland Times filed to obtain public records from Lakeland Union High School.

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Coon to not seek re-election at AV-W

Steve Coon will not seek re-election on the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School Board, according to a notification of non-candidacy filed with the district. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Temporary lane closure Thursday on Hwy. 51 in Minocqua approved

Meeting in special session for nearly an hour Tuesday afternoon, the Minocqua town board approved a temporary lane closure of southbound U.S. Highway 51 through two blocks of the downtown area. (Public access)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Oneida County VSO Walters to keep job after lengthy hearing

Tammy Walters will remain Oneida County’s veterans service officer after the county board last week threw out six of eight charges against her and unanimously rejected a request that she be fired. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fath answers questions from the public in Presque Isle

Approximately 35 people were on hand in the meeting room of the Presque Isle town hall Thursday night to hear an update from Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath regarding the death of 61-year-old Corrine Gerster. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Arbor Vitae town board members might reconsider contract

When representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation conduct a public information meeting tonight at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School, at least a few of the five-member Arbor Vitae town board will be among those attending. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Court of Appeals takes Chagnon case

The state Court of Appeals will consider whether a sex offender who collected hundreds of images of Northwoods girls did anything illegal. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ban aimed at fat-tire bikes on snowmobile trails

Oneida County is considering an ordinance to prohibit fat-tire bikes on snowmobile trails. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Company working with DOT, town of Minocqua to complete work on Gaslight Square
With repair of roof units on top of the Gaslight Square building in Minocqua being scheduled to take place as soon as sometime this week, it was originally reported earlier this week that a helicopter would be brought in to remove the rooftop units from the building. 
Monday, January 12, 2015

Tiffany, Czaja, Swearingen, Mursau to host joint listening sessions

State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) will be holding joint listening sessions for constituents Monday, Jan. 19, 23, 24, and 26 with state representatives Mary Czaja (R-Irma), Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), and Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz).  

 

Monday, January 12, 2015


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