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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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As the Lakeland area moves into the bustling summer season, shoppers, tourists and business owners will likely be impacted by State Highway 51 road construction in Woodruff. (subscriber access)


Governor embraces Lionsgate Academy, Lakeland STAR
Photos by Gregg Walker/Lakeland TimesGov. Scott Walker, center, poses for a photo with students, parents and staff of Lionsgate Academy in Minnesota.
Photos by Gregg Walker/Lakeland Times


Gov. Scott Walker, center, poses for a photo with students, parents and staff of Lionsgate Academy in Minnesota.
Gov. Scott Walker toured Lionsgate Academy in Minnesota recently, saying the visit to the pioneering charter school for children with autism was an eye-opening experience for him, and the governor also predicted great things for Lakeland STAR Academy/School in Minocqua, the new charter school being modeled after Lionsgate. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Schuman sentencing on the docket
The sentencing for a Lac du Flambeau man acquitted on several felony domestic abuse charges and guilty of a few misdemeanor battery charges after a week-long jury trial has been slated. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Boulder Junction paves first, asks questions later
As the town of Boulder Junction carries out its ambitious $5 million road improvement plan, it appears the town and its contractor may have been a bit over-ambitious in performing the work. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Lakeland businesses struggle to find summer help
Every year as people flock to the Lakeland area for recreation, holidays and family, area businesses struggle with finding enough employees. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Innovation Zone at North Lakeland sparks creativity, STEM in students
Students in 4K through eighth grade are all experiencing digital fabrication with computer-controlled tools, engineering, mechanics, weather station and other cutting edge technology inventions at the North Lakeland Elementary School Innovation Zone. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Lakeland Airport Commission may eliminate airport courtesy phone in the future
The Lakeland Airport Commission discussed removing the courtesy phone at the Lakeland Noble F. Lee Memorial Airport during its meeting last week. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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LdF approves $16,000 walleye hatchery contract
On May 16 the Lac du Flambeau town supervisors unanimously approved a $16,000 purchase agreement, contracting with the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Fish Hatchery to stock 1.6 million walleye fry. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Opinions
Hold the line on gas taxes
It's springtime, and that always gives us the comfort of familiar things: mud and road construction, but also rising temperatures and flowers and picnics. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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Toward a No-Spending Increase Pledge
There's no question that Wisconsin, under Republican leadership these past eight years, has been great in cutting taxes. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 11, 2018
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Hating DeVos
People hate Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

When she spoke at the Kennedy School of Government, students held up signs calling her a "white supremacist." (subscriber access)


Friday, May 11, 2018
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Goodbye, OPEC
I have argued many times on these pages and elsewhere that the shale oil and gas revolution is the story of the decade. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Hostile language
It's an established American tradition to call people what they wish to be called. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Of welfare and work
There's a lot of knocking about these days over attempts to rein in eligibility for state and federal welfare programs, but few of the arguments get to the heart of the matter. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 4, 2018
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Fish like a GIRL
Last week I had the honor to be one of the judges for the 2018 Northwoods Invasive Species Poster Contest. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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traveling trails less traveled
After spending a few hours reviewing material from my dad's diary entries concerning opening weekends during his guiding career, (1941-61), plus my own diary entries for opening weekends spanning 1953 to the present, it became crystal clear fishing success for walleye was much greater and consistent when the season opened in mid-May rather than early May. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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the lake where you live
It's hard to imagine living on a lake and not having a boat. Which boat to choose is the classic case of different strokes: There are almost as many models as there are lakes. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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Porcupine and squirrel damage on trees
During winter and early spring, damage to trees caused by porcupines and squirrels is evident in some areas. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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Creating fabulous pots and planters
Every year I look in awe at the beautiful potted greenery creations done by the professionals at garden nurseries. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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Wet Wetland Landing
An American bald eagle makes a splash as it lands in a wetland on Sunday, May 13, in Lac du Flambeau.

Friday, May 18, 2018
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Lakeland makes history in GNC title win
The Lakeland Union High School golf team has been on a historic tear through the Great Northern Conference this season and it culminated on Friday evening. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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T-Bird softball eclipses win total of previous season
The Lakeland Union High School softball team needed two wins to eclipse last season's total heading into the final four games of the season in a pair of doubleheaders against Medford and Ironwood, Mich. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Lakeland splits a pair heading into playoff seeding meeting
With the girls' soccer regular season nearing its end, Lakeland Union High School had two more games to improve its resume prior to tomorrow's seeding meeting for the WIAA Playoffs. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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T-Birds show resiliency in a pair of comeback wins at Pines
EAGLE RIVER - With the regular season coming to a close, Lakeland Union High School softball needed to snap a recent losing skid after dropping six out of seven last week. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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Bengtson, Lakeland shoot season-bests at Timber Ridge
Entering the fifth Great Northern Conference golf meet, Lakeland Union High School had just three more tournaments left on the regular season slate. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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Lakeland manufactures a sweep of Pines on the diamond
EAGLE RIVER - Lakeland Union High School finally found some offense (and wins) over the weekend by winning its own baseball invite. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, May 18, 2018
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Letters
Town of Lynne mining
To the Editor:

Oneida County Board members,

My name is Rick Plonsky, I reside in Oneida County and am opposed to sulfide mining in environmentally sensitive areas e.g. the Willow River watershed. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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'Keep your litter'
To the Editor:

The Woods and Blooms Garden Club in Mercer spent their morning last Friday cleaning litter from Highway J between Highway 51 and Martha Lake Road in Mercer, a distance of just two and a half miles. (Subscriber access)


Friday, May 18, 2018
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Support for Vukmir
To the Editor:

In August, Wisconsin voters will choose a Republican candidate to face Tammy Baldwin for the US Senate race in November. Baldwin, who opposed the tax cuts passed by Republicans, may be best known for sitting on the VA inspectors' report of the Tomah VA detailing high levels of opioid abuse that resulted in the overdose death of a veteran. (Subscriber Access)
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Friday, May 18, 2018
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Honor your teachers
Editor's note: This letter was received by The Times on May 6. The Times regrets the late publishing. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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The patronage system alive and well in Boulder Junction
To the Editor:

This letter was inspired by the actions of the Boulder Junction Town Board and others at the adjourned annual meeting May 1 where a motion to have the town board implement financial safeguards, checks, and balances was defeated 10-10. (Subscriber Access)


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Boulder Junction hijacked - A call for action
To the Editor:

There are few topics in politics - even local politics - that are universally agreed upon. In fact, I cannot think of even two. (subscriber access)


Friday, May 11, 2018
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Register early for the Muggy Buggy Fun Run and Xtreme Run
Register early for the 2018 Muggy Buggy Fun Run and Xtreme Mud Run, to be held on Saturday, July 7, at Minocqua Winter Park. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Community Garage Sale
The Plum Ski-ters will be sponsoring the Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sayner Community Building. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Town-wide Rummage Sale
Boulder Junction's Town-wide Rummage sales will be Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27 at various locations throughout town. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Blood drive
The Boulder Junction Lions Club will host a blood drive on Thursday, June 7, 2 to 6 p.m. at the community center. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Memorial Garden is waking up
The Memorial Garden is in need of help. The first occasion to work in the garden is Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m., then again on Monday, June 25. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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St. Germain compost site is open
The St. Germain Compost Site (aka yard waste dump or stump dump) is open 24/7 through June 17. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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