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Two arrested in Norwood Pines burglary
Two men have been charged in connection with a break-in last week at Minocqua’s Norwood Pines restaurant. (Public access)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Heavy traffic and potential delays across the state this weekend
Major statewide events, heavy travel, construction zones may cause backups across the state this weekend.
Friday, August 1, 2014

Citation issued in Blue Lake Road accident
Minocqua police have ticketed a driver who caused a man to crash into a tree. (Subscriber access)
Friday, August 1, 2014

Deadly week on the water

In a little over a week there have been three drownings and one serious boating accident reported in the Lakeland area. (Public access)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

E-cigarette ban considered at LUHS

Lakeland Union High School could soon prohibit electronic cigarettes. (public access)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Federal judge throws out D.C. ban on guns outside home

A federal judge tossed Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying guns outside of the home last week, saying the nation’s capital’s public handgun ban was unconstitutional. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Vilas County board approves propane contract for squad cars

The Vilas County board at its regular meeting July 22 officially entered into an agreement with Amerigas of Eagle River to supply propane for the county’s law enforcement vehicles. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Propane help offered to low-income residents

More than 120 Oneida County residents are eligible to receive money for propane. (Public access)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

North Lakeland School 2014-15 budget approved

In a short, 18-minute meeting, the resolution for 2014-15 budget for North Lakeland School was approved at its annual meeting. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

US Highway 51 lane, shoulder closure scheduled in Minocqua Wednesday
Utility crews plan to close a single, southbound lane of US 51 between Huber Lane and Lakeshore Drive, in the town of Minocqua, on Wednesday, July 30 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Man drowns in Tomahawk Lake

A man drowned Monday afternoon in Tomahawk Lake near the Indian Mounds boat landing, according to a press release from the Woodruff Police Department.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tennessee restaurant owner hits bullseye with pro-gun sign

Maybe it’s a sign, or signs, of the times, but in Wisconsin and across the nation these days people entering government and public buildings are sometimes greeted with the following message: No guns allowed. (Subscriber access)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Next phase of 51 project in Woodruff delayed a year
If area residents weren’t already tired of doing, as one business refers to it, the “orange barrel polka,” they will have even more reason to be annoyed now that Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials have announced that the next phase of the State Highway 51 project – which will rebuild the intersection of Hwy 51 with Hwy 47 in Woodruff and end north of Arbor Vitae – will be delayed a year. (Subscriber access)
Monday, July 28, 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

Mercer heart event awarded grant

Mercer is one of 28 Midwest communities to receive a special grant aimed at heart health. (Public access)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lakeland Airport Commission approves roof bid

The Lakeland Airport Commission Thursday approved a bid for repairs to the airport terminal roof. (Public 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

Oneida, Vilas residents: Tax payment second installments are due July 31
The second installment of the 2013 Oneida and Vilas county property tax bills is due by July 31.  
Monday, July 28, 2014

West Bend man drowns in Lake Shishebogama
Russell E. Steiner, West Bend, was pulled from the waters of Lake Shishebogama late Saturday night, July 26, by members of his family, but he later died.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guv's race reaches Rhinelander
The state Republican Party launched a billboard campaign on Wednesday across several cities in Wisconsin, including Rhinelander.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Boating accident Thursday on Lake Tomahawk
A ski boat struck a fishing boat Thursday afternoon on Lake Tomahawk near Indian Shores. (public access)
Friday, July 25, 2014

Vilas County Board amends land use Plan

Arbor Vitae town chairman Frank Bauers said he had all 300 chairs used for special events at the town hall out for Tuesday’s meeting of the Vilas County Board of Supervisors. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Conservancy: USFWS guilty of violating Bald Eagle Act
For years the United States Fish & Wildlife Service teamed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to try and nab Paul and Alvin Sowinski of Sugar Camp for killing protected wildlife on their family property, finally nailing each on a single misdemeanor count of violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. (Public access)
Thursday, July 24, 2014

DNR officials: It's all about balance

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ officials want shoreland property owners in northern Wisconsin to know they care about their concerns and rights. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Judge tosses Moustakis lawsuit

A judge has fully dismissed a lawsuit Vilas County District Attorney Albert Moustakis filed to block release of documents about him, and an appeal is possible. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Boulder Junction town board addresses snowplowing

There was a distinct atmosphere of uncertainty during the Boulder Junction town board meeting on Tuesday, July 22. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

State Supreme Court sanctions Rhinelander attorney

A Rhinelander attorney’s law license has been suspended for 18 months after an investigation found he took nearly $50,000 intended for a mentally ill client. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mangerson replacement named

Gov. Scott Walker this week named a replacement for a state Court of Appeals post with Northwoods ties. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Texas strangulation suspect reaches plea agreement

A Texas man who faced prison time for a domestic abuse incident at a Minocqua hotel earlier in the month will serve just 60 days in jail as a part of a plea agreement reached at his arraignment Friday. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Political Digest: A look at state and local issues
The political digest offers timely reporting of the latest news breaking at the state and local levels. Updated with special emphasis on the day's important political issues and events.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Update: Victim identified in Arbor Vitae crash

The victim has been identified from Thursday's three-car acident on U.S. Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae. (Public access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Woman dies after helping save three children

A 47-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon after helping save three juveniles on Star Lake in Plum Lake township in Vilas County. (public access)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WPS again the target of scams
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two transported after near drowning incident in Star Lake
A 47-year-old woman was flown to Asprirus Hospital in Wausau for immediate medical treatent for a near-drowning incident Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Walker changes course, calls for repeal of Common Core

It was a short and simple statement, but it took everyone by surprise and will likely shake up Wisconsin’s education debate, not to mention this year’s gubernatorial race: Gov. Scott Walker has formally called for the state to abandon Common Core standards. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Closure sought in Moustakis lawsuit

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has asked a judge to throw out the remaining claims of a lawsuit filed by Vilas County District Attorney Albert Moustakis. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Minocqua moves forward with broadband proposal

The town of Minocqua is one step closer to strengthening broadband Internet service. (Public access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ruling near in bid case

A judge is likely to rule soon in a lawsuit over whether Oneida County improperly awarded a bid for roadwork. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Driver taken to hospital after hitting tree
A man was hospitalized Tuesday after hitting a tree at the corner of U.S. Highway 51 and Blue Lake Road. (Public access)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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