According to criminal complaints filed last Wednesday afternoon charging an Eagle River couple with threatening a Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center health care provider with a hatchet and holding her against her will in an exam...
The Manitowish Waters Town Board officially forwarded to the state of Wisconsin a name recommendation for an island last Tuesday. (subscriber access)
Football season is drawing near. There is a little more than a month before the high school season begins practice and on Thursday, teams from the Northwoods began the 7-on-7 passing league. (subscriber access)
Hockey may be the furthest thing from the minds of most people during the summer heat, but Lakeland Union High School was back on the ice Wednesday for its first contact day of the summer. (subscriber access)
If there's a sulfide mine in Oneida County's future, it looks like the voters of Oneida County are going to get a chance to have a say, at least when it comes to mining the ore deposit in the town of Lynne. (subscriber access)
The Department of Transportation presented proposals to Oneida County supervisors Thursday for traffic routing options during the construction of a roundabout at US Highway 8 and State Highway 47 in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Since the devastating February fire, Ironwood, Mich., has held a theme of resilience. With three lives lost, and thousands of dollars of property damage, the community was more than a bit shaken - but deterred, they were not. (subscriber access)
"Shame on you! Shame on you!" chanted protestors after psychology professor Jordan Peterson said he'd refuse to obey a law that would require everyone to call people by the pronoun they prefer - pronouns like "ze" instead of "he" or "she."
The zoning committees of various counties these days are involved in multiple hot-button issues, from confined agricultural feedstock operations, or CAFOs, to sulfide mining to - yes, still and forever - shoreland zoning. (subscriber access)
When we took office, Democrats in Madison had left Wisconsin facing a $3.6 billion deficit, job loss was rampant across the state and businesses were closing up shop. Northern Wisconsin knows this unfortunate reality better than most - the backward, failed liberal policies of the past did serious damage, and the need for greater economic opportunity was real. (subscriber access)
At the outset of last week's Oneida County public hearing on a proposed metallic mining ordinance, the county's assistant corporation counsel, Michael Fugle, cautioned the crowd to stick to the ordinance language at hand, rather than address general beliefs about sulfide mining or other issues outside the hearing's scope, such as a possible mine in the town of Lynne. (subscriber access)
As Oneida County continues to write a new mining ordinance, and with pro-mining and anti-mining forces galvanized because of a huge zinc and mineral ore deposit in the county, we so far remain agnostic about the need to extract it, and whether it would be environmentally wise to do so. (subscriber access)
This year will be the 30th annual Charlie Baker Memorial Musky Tournament on the Moens Lake Chain in Rhinelander. This is a catch and release tournament that is an annual favorite for many musky anglers. Dave Brunette, one of the organizers, is the son-in-law of the late Charlie Baker. Baker was the Oneida County Veterans Service Officer. (subscriber access)
Recently Northwoods Wildlife Center released two more animals back to their natural environments. The center rehabilitates many different kinds of animals from across the Northwoods. The latest release was a common snapping turtle and an adult female mallard duck. (subscriber access)
The Musky Clubs Alliance is once again holding its annual raffle. This year's grand prize is a 2018 Ranger boat model 1880 Angler and trailer. The boat is powered by a 150-horse power Mercury outboard. Places two through 10 will receive musky fishing reels. (subscriber access)
Those of you who fish as much as I do have probably seen them many times: the "people in the blue shirts" at various launch ramps throughout the Northwoods. They are volunteers and, sometimes, interns from the UW system. (subscriber access)
During the previous 15 years, as a freelance columnist for The Lakeland Times, I've frequently mentioned the fact the up-north region we refer to as Northern Wisconsin is almost entirely dependent on tourism as our economic base. (subscriber access)
The sun had set on Birch Lake. My brother and I and two of his sons sat around a campfire in a little clearing down the hill from the house, close to the water. Now and then, amid the crackling of the firewood, came soft sounds from the lake.
After starting the 2018 summer with a second place finish at a tournament in Auburndale on June 2, the Northwoods Fastpitch 14U squad took the field for a doubleheader against Hurley at Northland Pines High School last Thursday. (subscriber access)
Basketball season may be five months away, but Lakeland Union High School is back on the court attempting to get better in the UW-Marathon County Summer League on Tuesday nights, along with another summer league for younger high school players at Northland Pines High School on Sunday nights. (Subscriber access)
Oneida County is about to jump into a deep hole. Supervisors are considering bending to the will of mining companies and going against the will of the people of Oneida County with regard to industrial acid mining. A public hearing is scheduled for June 19 at Oneida County Courthouse.
It's kind of ironic to have a Robert Kennedy admirer criticize "grifters, sycophants, hucksters, and incompetents" of the Trump administration (Letters, June 12). If the Kennedy clan is anything, Jeff Laadt should know that it has been a decades long magnet for world class grifters, sycophants, and hucksters - never mind the long list of incompetents in the extended family itself.
The Boulder Junction Public Library will again hold "Third Thursday Theatre" this summer. All movies are free to the public and will be shown on the big screen in the Boulder Lake meeting room in the Boulder Junction Community Center. Complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Gently used books from individual donors, books and DVDs from the library that need a new home, and even a VHS tape or two, are all in the mix for the 2018 Book Sale to be held at the Winchester Public Library June 21-23.