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Hartzheim re-elected Minocqua town chair
After making her choices in Tuesday’s election, Lee Ann Ondracek enters her ballot into the electronic vote recorder at the Boulder Junction Community Center.Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

After making her choices in Tuesday’s election, Lee Ann Ondracek enters her ballot into the electronic vote recorder at the Boulder Junction Community Center.

Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

Mark Hartzheim was re-elected Tuesday to another two-year term as Minocqua’s town chairperson, defeating challenger Billy Fried and write-in candidate Loran Susor in the spring general election. (Public access)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Conservatives take aim at prevailing wage law

Economic conservatives have had a pretty focused agenda in Wisconsin in 2015, and now the second act has begun. (Subscriber access)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Vilas County Board approves multi-county transit charter

The Vilas County Board of Supervisors agreed in September to participate in the Forest-Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission, funded largely by state grant money. (Subscriber access)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Vilas County seeks 'trail connectivity'

Following the passage last month of an ordinance regulating the use of all-terrain and utility vehicles on some Vilas County roads, the county’s forestry, recreation and land committee last week outlined several road segments where ATVs may be used. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Arguments begin in Chagnon appeal

The second district Court of Appeals has received the first set of arguments in the case of Albert Chagnon, the sex offender accused of illegally amassing images of hundreds of Northwoods girls. (Subscriber access)

Friday, April 3, 2015

'Synthetic acid' might be the next big thing in the Northwoods

Lac du Flambeau Police Chief Bob Brandenburg is among those in northeast Wisconsin law enforcement alarmed by some of the trends in the area of illegal drugs. (Subscriber access)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Attempt to consolidate two Vilas County committees fails

A resolution seeking the consolidation of Vilas County’s forestry and tourism committees into one panel hit a stumbling block at the March 24 county board meeting. (Subscriber access)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Vilas board OKs ATV use on some county roads

For a time last year, the question of whether to allow the use of all-terrain and utility vehicles on Vilas County land was a touchy issue. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Reports released on Presque Isle death

Authorities last week released official death reports on Corrine Gerster, whose body was found Jan. 2 outside The Towne House consignment and antique store in downtown Presque Isle. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

School board responds to Nevoraski

The Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk school board has gone on record in support of a board member falsely accused of using his position to get a discount on exercise equipment. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Open meetings complaint filed

The publisher of The Lakeland Times and The Northwoods River News has filed a complaint with Vilas County District Attorney Al Moustakis alleging a Vilas County committee has violated the state’s open meetings law. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

LUHS treads carefully on building projects

The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education approved the purchase of new auditorium seats this week, signaling board members are likely prepared to sign off on major renovations in the auditorium this summer. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Population on decline in Northwoods
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lake Tomahawk man gets jail time for 6th OWI

A 46-year-old Lake Tomahawk man will spend nearly a year in jail after being convicted March 17 on a charge of operating while intoxicated (6th offense). (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kleinhans: 'There were mistakes made'

Lakeland Union High School District Administrator Todd Kleinhans has apologized for his behavior at a staff holiday party late last year, marking the first time he has publicly acknowledged impropriety after repeatedly denying wrongdoing. (Subscriber access)


Friday, March 27, 2015

Absentee voting deadline nears

Absentee voting for the spring general election is now open, but will be over soon. (Subscriber access)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cuts looming as LUHS faces deficit

Lakeland Union High School must slash more than a million dollars over the next two years to stem a mushrooming operating deficit, which, if not addressed, would drain the school’s nearly $10 million in savings. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Man in bar fight gets jail time, faces deportation

A man from Mexico, one of two men in the United States illegally who allegedly attacked an Eagle River man during a bar fight on Jan. 20, pled no contest to the single charge he was facing and drew a 100 day jail sentence. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Views differ on comment at open meeting

Public comment at regular meetings of local governing bodies in the state of Wisconsin is not something required by state law. (Subscriber access)

Friday, March 20, 2015

DOT presents new alternative 51 plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Tuesday held a third of what it refers to as “public involvement meetings” at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tiffany says he will take a look at open-records legislative fix

Should government officials be able to fabricate a document and then protect it from disclosure by using a statutory open-records exemption? (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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