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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

Embezzlement becoming a booming business in US

First in a series

Call it a growth industry. 

Embezzlement, that is.

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

No more smoking in Plum Lake fire department

Plum Lake supervisors on Tuesday expanded a smoking prohibition to cover all town vehicles, equipment and buildings. (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

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

Fath answers questions from the public in Presque Isle

Approximately 35 people were on hand in the meeting room of the Presque Isle town hall Thursday night to hear an update from Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath regarding the death of 61-year-old Corrine Gerster. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Arbor Vitae town board members might reconsider contract

When representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation conduct a public information meeting tonight at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School, at least a few of the five-member Arbor Vitae town board will be among those attending. (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

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

Oxycodone suppliers sentenced in federal court
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, has announced that Thomas Old Coyote, 54, Milwaukee, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 42 months in prison, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute Oxycodone. 
Monday, January 12, 2015

Pewaukee man dies in Sayner snowmobile accident
Jason Ringle, 34, of Pewaukee, died in a snowmobile accident that occurred Friday, Jan. 9, on the snowmobile trail off of Birch Spring Road, Marker 221 in Plum Lake Township, Sayner.
Saturday, January 10, 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

Making your own copies of court records? No fee, AG says
Wisconsin attorney general J.B. Van Hollen closed out his term by striking a small but still significant blow for open records, declaring that court and probate officials cannot charge for copies of court documents made with a person’s cell phone or personal device.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

DOT to hold public information meeting at AV-W
The Arbor Vitae town board said “no” to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in November but the agency is moving forward with its plans for the next phase of the reconstruction project for U.S. Highway 51. 

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Important safety tips for the days ahead
The new year is bringing snow and arctic cold air that will impact Wisconsin the next few days. Here’s the latest information on weather conditions and tips to keep you and your family safe.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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