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Two arrested in Norwood Pines burglary
Two men have been charged in connection with a break-in last week at Minocqua’s Norwood Pines restaurant. (Public access)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woman dies after helping save three children

A 47-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon after helping save three juveniles on Star Lake in Plum Lake township in Vilas County. (public access)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WPS again the target of scams
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two transported after near drowning incident in Star Lake
A 47-year-old woman was flown to Asprirus Hospital in Wausau for immediate medical treatent for a near-drowning incident Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Walker changes course, calls for repeal of Common Core

It was a short and simple statement, but it took everyone by surprise and will likely shake up Wisconsin’s education debate, not to mention this year’s gubernatorial race: Gov. Scott Walker has formally called for the state to abandon Common Core standards. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Closure sought in Moustakis lawsuit

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has asked a judge to throw out the remaining claims of a lawsuit filed by Vilas County District Attorney Albert Moustakis. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Minocqua moves forward with broadband proposal

The town of Minocqua is one step closer to strengthening broadband Internet service. (Public access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ruling near in bid case

A judge is likely to rule soon in a lawsuit over whether Oneida County improperly awarded a bid for roadwork. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Driver taken to hospital after hitting tree
A man was hospitalized Tuesday after hitting a tree at the corner of U.S. Highway 51 and Blue Lake Road. (Public access)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Woman hit, injured in accident on Hwy. 51 in Minocqua
At approximately 3:03 p.m., today, Monday July 21, the Minocqua Police Department responded to a single-vehicle versus pedestrian traffic accident on U.S. Hwy. 51 approximately 500 feet north of the North Loop in Minocqua.  
Monday, July 21, 2014

Amid lawsuit, county changes bid procedures

Oneida County’s highway department will no longer use its own trucks and drivers to haul asphalt on road projects. (Subscriber access)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Walker aide tours Oneida County

A high-ranking aide to Gov. Scott Walker toured Oneida County last week to get a first-hand look at the issues local officials are most concerned about. (Subscriber access)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Budget work for 2015 begins in Vilas County

In a press release last week, Vilas County Finance Committee chairman Mark Rogacki had good news for Vilas County residents. (Public access)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weston man injured in Saturday motorcycle accident
Jed M. Travis, 33, Weston, was injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday, July 19, on Highway 8 in the town of Woodboro.
Sunday, July 20, 2014

DNR surveilled Sowinskis since the early 1990s

In the eyes of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, its wardens and special agents were carrying out a ticklish and precarious mission when they raided the Sugar Camp property of Paul and Alvin Sowinski with the assistance of 50 agents in May 2010. (Public access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Vilas County board to revisit ATV issue

There very well could be a standing room only crowd Tuesday evening at the Arbor Vitae town hall. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Way appointed to Joint Legislative Council

During his final administrative report at the Minocqua J1 School District board meeting on July 14, outgoing MHLT principle Rob Way announced that he has been invited to the capitol to assist the Wisconsin Legislative Council in their study process. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

LUHS board members irked about hiring process

At least two members of the Lakeland Union High School Board have expressed irritation they were kept out of the loop about a conditional job offer made for a senior administrative position. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jail supervisor resigns after investigation

A corrections officer in the Oneida County Jail has resigned after an internal investigation found he violated multiple workplace policies. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Effort to recall Plum Lake Chairperson Dianne Briggs is halted

On June 24, Plum Lake area resident Craig La Marre filed a the paperwork for a recall of Plum Lake Town Chairperson Dianne Briggs. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Oneida, Vilas counties well represented in first round of state broadband grants

After two years of planning and study, the State of Wisconsin began awarding the first Broadband Expansion Grant Program totalling half a million dollars Monday, and Oneida and Vilas county projects were awarded $223,000 of that money. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Oxycodone distributor on Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Lands sentenced to federal prison
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Derek Armstrong, 28, Lac du Flambeau, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to two years in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for distributing Oxycodone. (Public access)
Friday, July 18, 2014

Input sought on shoreland zoning rules

Should flat-roof boathouses be allowed in Oneida County? How should pier regulations be enforced? (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lawsuits mire Pelican Lake neighbors

A Pelican Lake husband and wife have sued their neighbors, claiming they intentionally caused emotional distress that was so extreme and disabling as to cause cancer. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Norwood Pines burglary suspect makes court appearance

One of two men charged in the July 2 burglary of Norwood Pines Supper Club made an appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court Friday morning. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deer injures three after Mercer fireworks

A deer injured several people shortly after Mercer’s July 4 fireworks celebration, according to authorities, victims and witnesses. (Public access)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fees could be issue in Mercer open records case

Attorney’s fees could be the latest point of contention in a lawsuit between a Northwoods blogger and the Mercer School District. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Arbor Vitae town board approves new plow truck purchase

The Arbor Vitae town board at a special meeting July 9 approved the purchase of a new truck to be used as the town’s plow truck. (Public access)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AG says audit bureau can't see GAB files

Lawmakers of both parties roundly criticized an opinion by the attorney general late last week, in which the state’s top cop said the Legislative Audit Bureau isn’t privy to the investigative files of the Government Accountability Board. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fire damages Mercer restaurant

A fire last week damaged a Mercer restaurant. (Public access)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rhinelander man prevails in concealed carry lawsuit

A judge has ordered the state to issue a concealed carry license to a Rhinelander man, finding that his license application was improperly denied. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Conservative, retailer groups spar over Internet tax
A conservative taxpayer group said this week a poll it commissioned in Wisconsin shows voters overwhelmingly disapproving of a proposed Internet sales tax, but at least one retailer association says the poll is bogus. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Parties seek ruling in Hwy. Y lawsuit
Litigants in a lawsuit over whether Oneida County illegally awarded a bid for road construction have requested a ruling in the case by the end of this month. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Documents detail LUHS pay dispute
Newly released records show Lakeland Union High School officials agreed to settle a pay dispute with a former employee after she raised the prospect of filing a formal complaint with labor authorities. (Subscriber access)
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two children injured in Manitowish Waters boating accident
Two children were transported to the hospital following an incident on Little Star Lake in Manitowish Waters, according to a press release from the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department. (Public access)
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Law enforcement amassed 50 agents for Sowinski onslaught
Its efforts had sputtered on and off for several years, and had only intensified in the early months of the fateful year, but by May 12, 2010, law enforcement was finally ready to strike, amassing approximately 50 federal and state agents to assist in a raid of property owned by Paul and Alvin Sowinski of Sugar Camp. (Public access)
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Woodruff tank dedication Saturday

A ceremony scheduled for Saturday in Woodruff will mark the formal dedication of an army tank recently acquired by the town’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post. (Public access)


Thursday, July 10, 2014

State: Man accused of child sex assault may have been illegally fired
The town of Minocqua might have discriminated against a former town employee who was fired after being charged with sexual assault of a child, according to state employment authorities. (Subscriber access)
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Man accused of Minocqua strangulation bound over for trial

A Texas man accused of strangulation in the town of Minocqua has been bound over for trial. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Man accused of child abuse sues county
A Rhinelander man accused of sexually abusing a child has sued Oneida County’s Department of Social Services in an effort to clear his name. (Subscriber access)
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Concerns over logging road yield action
Oneida County will pursue a traffic count of an important logging road in the town of Lynne, officials decided this week. (Subscriber access)
Thursday, July 10, 2014

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