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Few primary surprises in Northwoods
Chief Inspector Irene Gravelle helps Jennifer Rems (center) and Bill Rems (right) register to vote on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Boulder Junction Fire Department.Dean Hall photograph

Chief Inspector Irene Gravelle helps Jennifer Rems (center) and Bill Rems (right) register to vote on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Boulder Junction Fire Department.

Dean Hall photograph

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke handily won Tuesday’s partisan primary in Oneida and Vilas counties and across the state, becoming the first woman to be nominated for governor in a major political party. (Public access)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

School lunch prices on the rise

Lakeland-area schools have increased their hot lunch prices for the upcoming school year, as the federal government upped its subsidy for free-and-reduced meals. (Public access)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Big Oneida County board meeting to be held Tuesday

Oneida County’s Board of Supervisors will hold its regular August meeting Tuesday, and you might want to bring a lunch. The agenda is packed. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Printpack's new Rhinelander plant opens with fanfare

Printpack held a grand opening last Monday for its new Rhinelander manufacturing plant, a state-of-the-art facility that officials touted as a success story in keeping the multinational corporation – and its jobs – in the Northwoods. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Depression is a treatable disease
On behalf of the Mental Health Interagency Coalition of Northern Wisconsin, our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Robin Williams.  
Friday, August 15, 2014

Rezoning of land around Cassian lakes makes waves

Oneida County has shelved a request to rezone land around two lakes in the town of Cassian after numerous property owners raised concerns about the idea. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The importance of your vote

Wisconsin’s partisan primary is Tuesday, Aug. 12. – the day when voters will narrow the field of candidates by political party for the fall general election. (Public access)


Monday, August 11, 2014

Kwik Trip makes offer on highway department site

Kwik Trip, the chain of convenience stores and gas stations, has made an offer to buy property at the corner of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47, in Rhinelander. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Concerns raised over mining interest

It was standing room only at the Oneida County Courthouse earlier this week – except for those in the hot seat: the county’s Forestry Committee. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 11, 2014

County considers zoning changes

Oneida County officials are considering several changes to a wide range of zoning rules. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Judge rebuffs government in Sowinski sentencing
A federal judge rebuffed government prosecutors this week in their attempt to send two Sugar Camp men to jail for the illegal possession of bald eagles, instead giving both probation and one a four-month home retention penalty. (Public access)
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Traffic stop leads to heroin bust in Rhinelander

A traffic stop on July 23 culminated in an investigation into two Rhinelander residents and a man from Milwaukee, and resulted in the three being charged with manufacturing and delivering heroin. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blue-green algae bloom in Pelican Lake results in warning against water contact or use
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) in Pelican Lake, located in the township of Pelican Lake, Oneida County.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sowinskis avoid jail for illegal eagle possession
Two Sugar Camp men charged with illegal possession of bald eagles will avoid jail, a judge has ruled. (Public access)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ex-jailer violated work rules, records show

A former Oneida County corrections officer with a history of misconduct was effectively forced out of his job after an internal investigation found he again violated multiple jail policies, newly released records show. (Subscriber access)


Monday, August 4, 2014

Mining interest anew in Oneida County

An out-of-state businessman has expressed interest in mineral exploration in the town of Lynne, raising the prospect of another debate over whether to allow metallic mineral mining on county forestland. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sowinskis to be sentenced Monday
A federal judge next week will decide the fate of two Sugar Camp men who admitted to illegal possession of American bald eagles.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Changes to shoreland rules keep county busy

Major changes to the state’s shoreland zoning rules are widely expected to be approved this fall, including stricter limits of impervious surfaces on lakefront properties. (Subscriber access)


Monday, July 28, 2014

Vote likely on possible county board change

The Oneida County Board next month will likely decide whether to continue exploring the possibility of hiring a county administrator and slashing the number of supervisor seats. (Subscriber access)

Monday, July 28, 2014

County e-voting proposal on hold

A proposal to purchase an electronic voting system for the Oneida County Board is now on hold. (Subscriber access)

Monday, July 28, 2014

O.C. jail tightens security

Oneida County’s jail has enacted more restrictive inmate-visitation rules following an alleged incident. (Subscriber access)

Monday, July 28, 2014

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