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U.S. Marshals, state, and local law enforcement conduct compliance check
U.S. Marshals, along with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program, and the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders.  
Friday, September 26, 2014


Most absentee voters must show photo ID

Nearly all voters who choose to cast absentee ballots in November’s general election will have to present a photo ID, according to the head of the state’s election oversight agency. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

In latest report card, a mixed bag for Lakeland schools

Some Lakeland-area schools bolstered student performance last year, while other schools moved backward, newly released data show. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vilas County Law Enforcement committee OKs resolutions

The Vilas County Law Enforcement committee Monday approved resolutions for the purchase of fleet vehicles for the sheriff’s department and the reinstatement of a full-time law enforcement clerk’s position. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, September 18, 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

Debate resurrected over death investigations

Paul Tirpe has been Vilas County’s coroner for 25 years, but whether he will continue in that role is an open question. (Subscriber access)


Monday, September 15, 2014

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

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

IRS scam being reported in Vilas County
The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind residents of the IRS telephone scam.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Vilas County board: No advisory referendum

The Vilas County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night voted down a resolution to hold an advisory referendum in November. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, August 28, 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

Arbor Vitae gets unexpected news on Hwy. 51 project

So far, several property owners along U.S. Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae don’t have a problem with having a fifth lane added to the roadway up to the Arrowhead subdivision as part of a reconstruction being planned by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. (Subscriber access)


Monday, August 25, 2014

LdF husband, wife sentenced to federal prison
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced Friday afternoon that Andrew Meshigaud, 28, and Charlie Sunn Meshigaud, 25, husband and wife from Lac du Flambeau, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and distributing oxycodone.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Vilas County Board to take up referendum

The Vilas County Board of Supervisors, when it next meets in regular session Tuesday evening in Phelps, will decide whether or not to have another non-binding, advisory referendum regarding the use on county owned land of all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles. (public access)


Friday, August 22, 2014

In trek for governor, Burke touts economic clusters

 In her trek toward the governorship, the newly minted Democratic nominee, Mary Burke, is recycling an economic idea from the early days of former Gov. Jim Doyle’s administration, namely, that establishing industrial and regional economic clusters can nurture a vibrant business climate and create good-paying jobs. (Subscriber access)


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Vilas County committee ceases activity until further notice

At the end of the Aug. 12 regular monthly meeting of the Vilas County Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee, the committee’s members had decided to hold a special meeting to go over budgetary information from Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath that had been introduced for the first time at that meeting. (Subscriber access)


Friday, August 22, 2014


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