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Two rescued after boat capsizes on Rice Lake
Personnel with the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department, Eagle River Fire Department, Eagle River Ambulance Service and the Eagle River Police Department Friday, June 26, were involved in a lake rescue. 
Friday, June 26, 2015

Vilas board supports repeal of budget bill provision
The Vilas County Board of Supervisors was nearly unanimous Tuesday in its support of an effort to repeal proposed changes at the state level to the state’s shoreland zoning law NR 115.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Tourism continues to rebound in state, region
Tourists trooped to Oneida County in healthy numbers in 2014, spending $207.5 million, or 5.4 percent more than they did in 2013, a state tourism official told the Oneida County Board of Supervisors at its most recent meeting.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

LUHS board continues leadership discussion
The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education met Tuesday to continue developing a long-term administrative leadership model.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Kwik Trip planning to open store in Minocqua
A spokesman for Kwik Trip has confirmed the convenience store chain is interested in putting a store on U.S. Highway 51 in Minocqua and has taken steps to do so. 
Friday, June 26, 2015

Lynch sentenced to 30 days in jail
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A truck driver who struck and killed a bicyclist on U.S. Highway 51 South last October received the minimum jail sentence possible Tuesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor in Oneida County Circuit Court.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

LdF town board repeals ATV ordinance

Following legal pressure from the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the Lac du Flambeau town board on Wednesday rescinded its ATV ordinance. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Senior Center officials moving forward

With three new members on its board of directors, the demolition of the destroyed building completed and some fundraising events scheduled, Lakeland Senior Center Board President Brian Nerdahl said this week that moving forward will continue to be the focus of the organization. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Minocqua town board releases details of land offer

One way or another, the Minocqua Fire Department will have a building that will be able to accommodate newer fire trucks. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arbor Vitae approached about proposed abatement agreement

Vilas County Corporation Counsel Martha Milanowski is looking to help expedite the process for towns in the county to effectively deal with houses that have become health hazards, have been neglected or are in tax delinquent status. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Government agencies spending hundreds of millions on ads

A 2014 government report estimates that federal agencies are spending a minimum of nearly a billion dollars a year to advertise the government’s message — in addition to grants to PBS and various subsidies for things such as Obamacare — and now one lawmaker wants answers about Pentagon spending to major-league sports teams. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Minocqua town board approves street sweeper purchase

The town of Minocqua is purchasing a new street sweeper. The town board authorized the purchase last week after discussing it on a number of occasions.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lakeland Airport seeks funding for variety of projects

The Lakeland Airport Commission has recently addressed issues and submitted a petition for funding needed to complete improvement projects at the Arbor Vitae air strip. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Woodruff Krist station robber sentenced to prison

A Minnesota man convicted of robbing the Krist Gas Station in Woodruff last November was sentenced last week to nine years prison to be followed by six years extended supervision. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Town board OKs Marshfield Clinic CUP

A conditional use permit for a proposed 12-bed addition to the Marshfield Clinic facility in Minocqua will now go to the Oneida County Planning and Zoning Committee for consideration and possible final approval. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 19, 2015

Interim leadership structure proposed at LUHS

Following the resignation last week of superintendent Todd Kleinhans, Lakeland Union High School administration was tasked with crafting a short-term leadership model. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 19, 2015

O.C. board: Drop shoreline zoning changes from budget

In a stinging rebuke to Northwoods state Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst), the Oneida County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday overwhelmingly called upon state lawmakers to drop the senator’s proposed shoreland zoning changes from the state budget. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 19, 2015

Proposed rate hikes put scrutiny on Obamacare costs

Premium cost increases for those receiving health insurance through Obamacare exchanges are likely to run on the moderate-to-uncomfortable side for 2016, new figures show, but nothing like the double-digit increases some were predicting. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 19, 2015

Landfill commission elects new leadership

The commission for the Landfill Venture Group, the consortium of Vilas County towns and the city of Eagle River that owns the County G landfill near the town of Cloverland, has elected new leadership. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 19, 2015

Maulson to be nominated to serve on county board

When the Vilas County Board of Supervisors meets in regular session Tuesday morning in Eagle River, one of the items on the meeting agenda will be the vacancy created by the resignation of Raquel Zortman-Bell. Zortman-Bell, a Lac du Flambeau representative, resigned in April of this year. 


Friday, June 19, 2015

Proposal would axe Legislative Audit Bureau

Two Republican lawmakers are circulating a proposed bill to restructure state accountability mechanisms — a punch of a measure that, if it lands and is enacted, would KO the state’s independent and nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 19, 2015

MHLT board OKs application for police officer grant

The MHLT Board of Education voted Monday to apply for a grant from the Department of Justice which, if received, would cover the full cost of having a school liaison officer for two years. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 19, 2015

Minocqua plan commission approves CUP for Marshfield Clinic addition

A conditional use permit (CUP) for a proposed 12-bed addition to the Marshfield Clinic facility in Minocqua received an initial green light from the plan commission last week. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Woodruff board questions Senior Center appropriations request

The Woodruff Town Board would like to hear from the Lakeland Senior Center Board of Directors regarding the events that led to the center losing its insurance coverage prior to the building that housed the organization being destroyed by fire May 6. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LUHS hosts 'active shooter response' exercises

Lakeland Union High School was the site of law enforcement training sessions last Thursday and Friday conducted by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Minocqua Police Department. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Minocqua Gun Club offers new rifle, pistol range

Sport shooters, hunters and handgun owners in the Lakeland area have a new place to practice their marksmanship as Minocqua Gun Club opened its new rifle and pistol range Monday, June 15. (Subscriber access)

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lake Tomahawk board authorizes funds for fire truck

The Lake Tomahawk town board on Monday authorized the allocation of town funds for the purchase of a new fire department equipment truck. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

St. Germain will form committee to explore schoolhouse options

In recent months, the St. Germain town board has been deliberating over what to do with the town’s vacant red brick schoolhouse, which has fallen into disrepair. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Damage minimal as pickup truck rear ends parked vehicle in Woodruff

There were no injuries late Thursday night on State Highway 47 in Woodruff as the result of an accident that involved four vehicles. 


Monday, June 15, 2015

Fire destroys Cafe Holiday in Hazelhurst

A fire early Monday Fire destroyed Cafe Holiday in Hazelhurst. 


Monday, June 15, 2015

New Minocqua condo project moves to county level
Minocqua’s planning commission and town board met in a special joint session Tuesday morning. (Subscriber access)
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Friday, June 12, 2015

LdF town board to reconsider ATV route

The Lac du Flambeau town board held a special meeting Monday to listen to the Lac du Flambeau tribal council’s concerns regarding the board’s approval of ATV routes on town roads. The chairman of the Vilas County Board of Supervisors, Ron De Bruyne, was also in attendance. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 12, 2015

Round gazillion: Lawmakers fight back on shoreland zoning

On shoreland zoning, lawmakers are finally fighting back. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 12, 2015

Town of Minocqua, WVIC disagree about bridge project

A public information meeting on a proposal to repair Minocqua’s Dam Road bridge was held last Thursday evening. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 12, 2015

Alleged drug dealer taken to hospital for cocaine 'extraction'

A 19-year-old Milwaukee man facing a host of felony charges related to cocaine trafficking picked up another serious charge, along with a hefty increase in his cash bond, after it was discovered June 2 that he had allegedly secreted 6.9 grams of crack cocaine in his rectum before he was arrested May 29. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 12, 2015

NLS plans to enhance Internet connectivity with federal money

When the federal government created the E-Rate Program in 1996 it was seen as a way to help mostly rural schools and libraries connect to broadband and thus the Internet by providing funding to help with the high cost of equipment and service. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 12, 2015

LdF School to change hours for 2015-16 school year

Come fall, the school day for students at Lac du Flambeau Public School will start 45 minutes later. The schedule change was approved by the LdF Board of Eduction June 3. (Subscriber access)


Friday, June 12, 2015

Hospitals closing across the U.S.

Across the country small, rural hospitals have closed for a variety of reasons over the past few years, a trend that isn’t necessarily concerning to Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) leaders at this time, but a reality that hasn’t been lost on them either. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, June 11, 2015

LUHS Superintendent Todd Kleinhans resigns
Dr. Todd Kleinhans, district administrator at Lakeland Union High School, has officially resigned his position.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Howard Young official: Marshfield plans 'saddening, concerning, dismaying'

A senior Howard Young official said last week that Marshfield’s newly submitted plans to build a 12-bed skilled nursing facility — an addition designed for short-term stays after ambulatory surgical procedures — would duplicate already existing services and increase area health-care costs. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 9, 2015


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