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New arguments raised in Bible camp case

The U.S. Supreme Court, it turns out, might not be the court of last resort – at least for one dispute involving an Oneida County property. (Subscriber access)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Court reinstates state voter ID law

A federal appeals court last week reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law for the upcoming general election, marking a victory for the law’s proponents and prompting elections officials to swiftly adjust course. (Public access)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Timber money to towns could increase

An Oneida County supervisor is proposing that the county share more of its revenue from timber sales to towns. (Subscriber access)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Survey: Majority favor evening county board meetings

New research indicates many people think the Oneida County Board should hold its meetings in the evening, but whether supervisors will actually do that is not clear. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Town of Little Rice holds meeting on victim's rights paperwork

Usually when the victim of a crime receives a packet of Victim’s Rights Information forms from the county district attorney’s office, the matter is a private affair. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Interest in Lynne mineral deposits goes unrequited

An Oneida County committee this week decided to not hear from a mining prospector who expressed interest in mineral exploration in the town of Lynne. (Subscriber access)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Public hearing scheduled on horse ordinance

A public hearing has been scheduled for citizens to weigh in on a proposed Oneida County ordinance that would specify standards for keeping domesticated horses on a non-commercial basis. (Public access)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Storm update: Oneida County
The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Oneida County earlier today.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bottoming out?

Is the economy improving?

At least one metric indicates the answer is more positive than negative: equalized values, the state’s estimated worth of taxable property. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Study: New EPA ozone regulations could choke economy

It isn’t getting much press, but the controversial Environmental Protection Agency – which in the Obama administration has itself become a legislative powerhouse – is preparing to make a decision that some business groups say could become the most expensive regulation in the nation’s history. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

County board to consider employee evaluation system

The Oneida County Board later this month could decide whether to enact a new employee performance evaluation system. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Walleye plan gets early nod

The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council last week voted unanimously to explore the possibility of a temporary ban on spearing on the Minocqua chain of lakes in an effort to restore walleye levels. (Public access)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

As fall campaigns opens, Burke leads Walker

It’s still a statistical tie but a widening political gulf – and a landslide in terms of expectations – as the latest Marquette poll puts Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke ahead of Gov. Scott Walker among likely voters. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Judge OKs arguments in England case over liability insurance

A federal judge has allowed an insurance company to argue it need not defend former Oneida County Medical Examiner Traci England in a lawsuit over whether she took human tissue and organs from the body of a deceased person without permission. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mining interest still under review

Officials could take preliminary action this week over whether to consider the prospect of metallic mineral mining in Oneida County. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WPS seeks to change rates

Wisconsin Public Service has asked state regulators to change rates for electricity and natural gas next year. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wanted fugitive may be in Vilas, Oneida counties
The Vilas County Sheriff's Department, along with other regional law enforcement agencies, are seeking information on a man who once lived in Vilas County who is wanted in a string of multiple felonies, including leading police on a high speed chase.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Threatened species, threatened industry: Endangered designation for northern long-eared bats could exact heavy price from loggers

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing to list the northern long-eared bat – which is found in Wisconsin – as an endangered species, and that has set off concerns it could shut down northern Wisconsin’s timber industry if it does. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Highway 51 construction to start again

Work on the latest phase of the U.S. Highway 51 reconstruction project continues after Labor Day. (Public access)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Survey shows support for shoreland zoning regulations

Newly-released survey data indicate many property owners in Oneida County support local regulation of shorelands, but are also comfortable with less-restrictive rules. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Northwoods Transit Commission moves forward

A plan to improve public transportation in the region is inching closer to fruition. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 25, 2014

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