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Board wrangles over pay in wake of Walters hearing
Lisa Charbarneau
Lisa Charbarneau

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

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

Embezzlement becoming a booming business in US

First in a series

Call it a growth industry. 

Embezzlement, that is.

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

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

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)


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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minocqua chain public meeting Tuesday
The declining walleye population on the Minocqua/Kawaguesaga chain of lakes has brought together stakeholders from the state, the Lac du Flambeau Tribe and Walleyes for Tomorrow to draft a 10 year proposed study to help grow the walleye fishery.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Convictions upheld in blood-draw cases
It might not be a criminal offense in Wisconsin to drink and drive unless you already have a DWI, as it is in every other state, but, if something serious happens, don’t expect the U.S. Constitution to necessarily protect you.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

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