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Highway G landfill meeting raises questions
Employees at Vilas County’s County G Landfill in the town of Cloverland operate heavy equipment at the landfill in January 2013.Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

Employees at Vilas County’s County G Landfill in the town of Cloverland operate heavy equipment at the landfill in January 2013.

Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

An investigation by the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department regarding allegations of “suspicious activity” at the Highway G landfill was a topic of discussion at the latest meeting of the Highway G Landfill Commission Tuesday at the Arbor Vitae Town Hall. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Vilas County prepares for work on County M

A plan to improve County Highway M from its intersection with U.S. Highway 51 to County Highway N took a step forward Feb. 17 as the Vilas County Highway Committee chose Omni Associates of Appleton as the project’s designer. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hartzheim, Fried to compete for town chair

A familiar name will be Minocqua’s next town chairperson no matter who wins a contested race for the plum job. (Public access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

Northern lawmakers: Lots of problems, same old problems

In a way, it felt like deja vu all over again.

The Lakeland Times editorial board met with local lawmakers recently in an annual sit down to discuss regional and state issues, and the discussion was remarkably similar to the exchanges of past years. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 20, 2015

Get ready for bitterly cold temperatures this week
Dangerously cold temperatures and frigid wind chills are in the forecast for much of Wisconsin this week. ReadyWisconsin is reminding everyone about precautions you and your family should take to keep safe.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Records contradict Kleinhans account of party

Lakeland Union High School District Administrator Todd Kleinhans has repeatedly claimed nothing inappropriate happened at the school’s staff holiday party in December, but newly released records paint a different picture. (Subscriber access)


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FoodShare work requirement takes effect this spring

A state law taking effect in April will require some FoodShare recipients to either work or take efforts to find work. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Northwoods transit systems in governor's budget bill

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennium budget would help two Northwoods public transit systems get general subsidies, but special funding specifically requested for the systems is not part of the spending plan. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Men charged in Eagle River bar fight headed down different paths

Two men from Central America charged in connection with a bar fight in Eagle River have seen their cases take different routes since their initial court appearances. Both men are in the U.S. illegally, law enforcement officials have said. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Primary election Tuesday

The pool of candidates in several Lakeland-area town and school board races will be winnowed down next week. (Public access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Vilas County recreation officer working to enforce rules

Safety measures employed by Vilas County in recent years brought the number of snowmobile deaths in the county down to zero for the 2013-14 season. With several weeks left in the 2014-15 season, one fatality has been reported. Several other incidents have resulted in injuries. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Vilas County Sheriff's Department on list for an MRAP

Vilas County is on a government list to receive a military surplus armored vehicle. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Two students expelled from LUHS

Two Lakeland Union High School students were expelled this week, but they may not be out of class for long. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Tribes vote to support walleye initiative

Voigt Intertribal Task Force Committee members voted Feb. 5 to support a proposed 10-year study of Minocqua chain walleyes. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bar fight leads to charges for two men living in the U.S. illegally

A fight at an Eagle River bar late last month has led to the filing of criminal charges against two men from Central America who are in the United States illegally, the Eagle River Police Department reports. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Vilas board leaves cremation fee alone

The Vilas County Board of Supervisors last week rejected a proposal to increase the fee charged to families requesting cremation permits and create a fee for death certificates. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 6, 2015

Phelps town meeting attracts more than 150 people

Over 150 people turned out Jan. 31 for an informational meeting on the future of downtown Phelps. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 6, 2015

Boulder Junction continues to mull snow removal ordinance

The town of Boulder Junction is still without a final draft of a snow removal ordinance for the town board to consider. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 6, 2015

Teen charged with selling pot at LUHS

A 17-year-old Mercer youth was arrested at Lakeland Union High School Jan. 20 after he was found to have over an ounce of marijuana as well as a digital scale and other paraphernalia commonly used for both smoking and selling the drug. (Subscriber access)


Friday, February 6, 2015

Railroad group tries for another grant

The Northwoods Rail Transit Commission learned in September 2014 that a $14 million federal grant it had applied for earlier in the year had been denied. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Despite changes at USPS, expect newspapers on time

Mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service has been described as “snail mail” since the onset of the digital revolution that significantly impacted the number of pieces of mail handled by letter carriers, and more importantly, the organization’s revenue stream. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 3, 2015


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