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September 24, 2017

Trump wins Wisconsin, presidency
Republican billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump stunned the nation and the world with a historic victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton Tuesday, winning Wisconsin and other traditionally Democratic states in a historic triumph.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Courtquake: Gableman won't run for re-election
In a political stunner, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman announced late last week he would not run for a second 10-year term on the court. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Walker readies for a third-term run
The most exciting thing so far about the 2018 gubernatorial race in Wisconsin could be the lack of excitement - more specifically, the lack of an exciting candidate to take on incumbent Gov. Scott Walker. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

LdF Town Board candidates meet in public forum
All three seats on the Lac du Flambeau Town Board are up for reelection come April 4. The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) and Citizens for Education in Town Governance (CETG) sponsored a public forum Tuesday, allowing citizens to meet the candidates running and ask questions relevant to town governance. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 10, 2017

Heil, Fricke move on to general election April 4
There wasn't much for Lakeland area voters to rush to the voting booth for in Tuesday's state and local primary.

And so, many didn't. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau candidates in primary on Tuesday
There are only two towns in The Lakeland Times coverage area that have primaries Tuesday.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Town of Lac du Flambeau's primary
Lac du Flambeau this year has the most candidates for town board of any of the towns in The Lakeland Times coverage area and a primary will be needed to reduce from six to four the field of town supervisor candidates.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Elections commission approves presidential recount timeline
Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, and she's going to get one - though not the one she wanted - after paying almost $3.5 million to the state. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

Czaja stresses efficiency in state spending
During her tenure in the Legislature, Republican incumbent Mary Czaja (R-Irma), who is running for re-election to the 35th Assembly district, says she is proud of her and her GOP colleagues' accomplishments on an array of fronts, but she says there's a lot more to do, especially when it comes to efficiency and spending the dollars we have in the proper way.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Michalsen hopes to transcend party politics in Legislature
Democrat Matthew Michalsen, who is challenging incumbent Republican Robb Swearingen in the 34th Assembly district, says one of his top missions as a lawmaker will be to rise above pure partisan politics to provide real representation for all the people of the district.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Swearingen puts focus on broadband, education in the Northwoods
State Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), who is seeking a third term in the 34th Assembly district, says he is still learning a lot after four years in the Assembly, but one thing he says he already knows is that economic development and the future of the Northwoods is very dependent on education and technology infrastructure.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Van Stippen wants to restore normalcy to Legislature
Bryan Van Stippen, the Democratic nominee for the 12th Senate district, grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, where he says he learned core Wisconsin values such as common sense, hard work, and integrity, but those values have gone missing in recent years in state politics, he says, and that's one of the main reasons he is running. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 28, 2016

Hoeft takes aim at the nation's 1 percent
Democratic nominee Mary Hoeft has two main goals in her bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sean Duffy in the 7th congressional district of Wisconsin: She wants to end the game-playing and gridlock she says dominates the Washington scene, and in the process unlock and push forward an agenda that helps average citizens rather than the nation's 1 percent. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 28, 2016

Duffy: Limited government will kickstart the economy
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy says he will continue to fight for the families of Wisconsin's 7th congressional district if he is re-elected - for economic growth, for higher wages, for secure borders - and controlling the overreach of the federal government is one of the top ways he says he's going to do so. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 28, 2016

Field of candidates for area Spring General Election nearly final
An incumbent school board member on both the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff and Minocqua, Hazelhurst and Lake Tomahawk boards of education failed to file declaration of non-candidacy or nomination papers by the state’s Jan. 2 deadline so both school districts decided to extend the deadline for accepting completed nomination papers until 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Candidates in spring elections can circulate papers starting Dec. 1
Candidates in the upcoming spring local elections were allowed to begin circulating their nomination papers as of Dec. 1.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

G.A.B. Certifies Fall 2012 Election Results
Wisconsin set a voter turnout record in the Fall 2012 General Election, according to official results certified today by the Government Accountability Board.
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Obama soars to easy victory in presidential contest
President Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama
President Barack Obama sprinted easily to re-election Tuesday, largely by holding his firewall in the Midwest and securing the majority of late-deciding voters over the last weekend of the campaign.
Friday, November 9, 2012

Schiek is new O.C. DA; Tiffany helps tip Senate to GOP
Rob Swearingen won election in the 34th Assembly DistrictRob Swearingen won election in the 34th Assembly District
While the nation leaned forward with interest about who would win the Presidency, there were also some key races that should interest Northwoods electors.
Friday, November 9, 2012

Turnout in the Northwoods 'heavy' as of the noon hour
The scene in Boulder Junction is being played out across the country Tuesday.The scene in Boulder Junction is being played out across the country Tuesday.
A number of hotly-contested election races are apparently driving voters to the polls today across the nation and in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

Area election clerks and town officials reported as of shortly before 1 p.m. today voter turnout was heavy and in some cases the number of absentee ballots being cast were nearly twice the usual number.

Minocqua Town Clerk Roben Haggart reported shortly before 1 p.m. the town had already had 1,389 people cast their ballots.



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election 2012: U.S. Senate race features Thompson, Baldwin
Former governor and Republican Tommy Thompson will face Democrat Congresswoman Tammy BaldwinFormer governor and Republican Tommy Thompson will face Democrat Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin
Former Governor Tommy Thompson and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-2nd District) have gone toe-to-toe in a long campaign that will conclude on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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Friday, November 2, 2012


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