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Oneida zoning panel approves mining referendum for November
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)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
St. Germain building plans grow in scope, cost
At a special meeting of the St. Germain Town Board on Thursday, plans were unveiled for a new community center that would potentially cost $6.8 million.

The town has been debating the fate of its historic red brick schoolhouse - built in 1941 - for roughly 20 years. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Minocqua drafts mining ordinance, awards road projects
Late last year, the state legislature repealed the so-called "mining moratorium," which effectively outlawed sulfide-related mineral mining in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Lake Tomahawk Town Board OK's contract with MSA
The Lake Tomahawk Town Board last week approved a preliminary design contract with MSA Professional Services for a project to add to the Raymond Sloan Community Center. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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DOT presents construction options for Rhinelander roundabout
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)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Chelsi's Corner bounces back after fire
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)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Tribal president Wildcat, Sr. issues statement on social media fish net photo
Tribal president Joseph Wildcat, Sr. issued the following statement on a recent photo circulating on social media.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Opinions
Putting America first has made USA No. 1
The left is quickly running out of excuses for why Donald Trump's economic policies have caused a boom rather than the bust they predicted with such great certainty.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Patriarchy defender
"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."

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Staying true to the true purpose of zoning
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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A record of results and an optimistic vision for the future
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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A better idea: Investigation, not obstruction
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)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Sulfide mining in a special-interest world
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)

Friday, June 8, 2018
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Charlie Baker Memorial Musky Tournament set for June 23 and 24
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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Northwoods Wildlife Center releases two successful rehabs
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin raffle tickets on sale now
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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Fish like a girl
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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traveling trails less traveled
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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the lake where you live
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.

Splish. Sloop. Swish. (subscriber access)


Friday, June 15, 2018
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Northwoods Fastpitch drops a pair ahead of Pines tourney
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)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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LUHS to hold football camp at LdF
Lakeland Union High School is running the first of two skill and fundamental football camps for incoming second through eighth graders.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Support for Sight golf scramble a success
The third annual Support for Sight Fundraiser Golf Scramble was held at Tahoe Lynx Golf Course in Mercer on Sunday, June 10.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Register for Lakeland summer basketball camp
Lakeland Union High School varsity boys' basketball coach Rich Fortier will be holding a summer basketball camp for students entering grades 3 through 9.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Let's Tee Off Against Breast Cancer on June 21
The Trout Lake Ladies League is hosting their 9th annual "Let's Tee Off Against Breast Cancer" ladies 18-hole golf scramble and luncheon on Thursday, June 21 at Trout Lake Golf Club.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Lakeland begins summer hoops league slate
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)

Friday, June 15, 2018
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Letters
Bob Dylan's climate change reconsidered
Robert Schlack, a retired economist from Bayfield, has called for political support to combat disastrous climate change. According to him, it's a "life imperiling issue by all but the most obdurate."

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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A 'disturbing act for a public servant'
My name is Nick Vander Puy. I'm a renegade journalist, living in the Penokees in northwestern Wisconsin, hunting, fishing and gathering.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Public hearing scheduled: Tell Oneida Co. supervisors to stop acid mining
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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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The right to protest
Our constitution divides our government into three branches, the legislative represented by the congress, the judicial represented by the courts and the executive represented by the president.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Response to 'Bobby Kennedy and Donald Trump' letter
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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Reader weighs in on mining issue
To the Editor:

On June 6, 2018, I attended an Oneida County Planning and Development meeting at the Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)


Friday, June 15, 2018
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Three local youth soar to Eagle Scout ranking
Three area young men were honored for reaching the highest ranking achievable in the Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Open house at Lakeland Airport on June 21
The Lakeland Noble F. Lee Memorial Airport in Arbor Vitae will host an open house starting at noon on June 21.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Boulder Junction's Music on Main Street series
The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce has announced the lineup for the 11th season of the summer music series, Music on Main Street.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Author Allen Eskens in Manitowish Waters on June 21
Allen Eskens, author of "The Life We Bury" and many other mystery novels, will be at Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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'Third Thursday Theatre' on June 21 in Boulder Junction
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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Winchester Library Book Sale on June 21-23
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.

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