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May 22, 2018

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


Road construction may impact local businesses in Woodruff/Arbor Vitae
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)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Weyerhaeuser man charged with arson in Woodruff
A Weyerhaeuser man has been charged with arson following an investigation of a March 22 structure fire in Woodruff. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

Governor addresses Grow North annual meeting
Gov. Scott Walker was in Rhinelander on May 14 to address the membership of the Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation at the group's annual meeting held at Nicolet Area Technical College. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Friday's missing person search ends with relief
Authorities, search and rescue personnel from area fire departments, along with volunteers in the effort, are relieved a woman who walked away from The Beacons in Minocqua on Friday afternoon was found to be safe several hours later. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

LdF tribe opposed to Oneida County mining
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has gone on record as opposing any metallic sulfide mining in Oneida County, and this week tribal leaders took the Oneida County Board of Supervisors to task for not responding to overtures to sit down and discuss the issue. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Oneida County employees train for active shooter situation
In an effort to better prepare for emergency situations, the Oneida County Board in March voted to require employees and elected officials participate in active shooter training, the first of which took place last weekend. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Options narrowed for courthouse plans
The Oneida County Buildings and Grounds Committee met Monday and planned for the physical future of the courthouse. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

State stats: Oneida, Vilas counties see rise in tourist spending
Tourist spending continues to increase in Oneida and Vilas counties, recent state statistics reflect. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Minocqua supervisors approve CUPs
At a meeting of the Minocqua Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, members approved conditional use permits (CUPs) already discussed by the town plan commission. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Vilas hits trifecta of state money
At the Vilas County Board Highway Committee meeting Tuesday, commissioner Nick Scholtes was happy to announce three area recipients of state road grants. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Gas prices march to a three-year high
The national average gas price charged to $2.87 cents per gallon this week, six cents higher than the week before, with 36 states, including Wisconsin, seeing increases of a nickel or more during that week. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Fire in Newbold
A structure fire in Newbold Tuesday destroyed a house and shed on Barbara Drive. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

St. Germain approves agreement with Cloverland for new trail development project
The St. Germain Town Board approved entering into a deal with the town of Cloverland to develop a new trail during their meeting Monday. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Northwoods Association of Realtors spring housing outlook is on the rise
For the past decade, real estate in the Northwoods and most of the nation has been on a steady upward trend. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Vilas County Local Emergency Planning Committee moves to purchase new hazmat shower
The emergency planning committee in Vilas County approved a request from Vilas County emergency management director James Galloway to spend money on items for hazardous material emergency responses during a meeting last week. (Subscriber Access) (Web Exclusive)
Friday, May 18, 2018

North Lakeland School Board prepares for year's end
The North Lakeland School Board met Monday to address several routine priorities as the 2017-'18 school year draws to a close. (Subscriber Access) (Web Exclusive)
Friday, May 18, 2018

FCC: Net neutrality repeal takes effect June 11
The Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom Order - otherwise known as the repeal of net neutrality - will take effect on June 11, the agency said last week, returning the regulation of Internet service providers to the light-touch approach that existed before the Obama-era regulatory framework was established. (Subscriber Access) (Web Exclusive)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Vilas County jury finds professional fighter Schuman guilty of domestic abuse
A jury of 12 found Frank Schuman guilty of years of battery against his wife in Vilas County after a five-day trial last week. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Minocqua man draws jail, probation for child sexual assault
A 26-year-old Minocqua man charged with two counts of first-degree child sexual assault (sexual contact with a person under age 13) was sentenced Wednesday to one year in jail and more than seven years probation after finalizing a plea agreement in Oneida County Circuit Court. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DOT update on Hwy. 51 project in Woodruff
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issues weekly updates for construction projects throughout the state. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Racine man charged in Eagle River overdose death
A 32-year-old Racine man is being held in the Vilas County jail on a drug related homicide charge. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hazelhurst amends its ATV ordinance
The Hazelhurst Town Board amended the town's ordinance last week for all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lake Tomahawk Town Board gives support to ATV project
The Lake Tomahawk ATV/UTV Club made progress during the Lake Tomahawk Town Board's meeting last week when officials backed the results of a key public survey. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Plum Lake approves preliminary ATV routes
After months of discussion, the Plum Lake Town Board took the next step during a special meeting last week towards allowing all-terrain vehicles in town. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The diesel mechanic debate
Members of the Oneida County Labor Relations & Employee Services, Administration, Public Works, and Planning & Development committees met last Wednesday to discuss an ongoing staff shortage. (Subscriber Access)


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joint committees examine county pay rates
At a joint meeting last Wednesday, commissioners approved pay reclassification requests for employees in the Oneida County Social Services Department among others. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Nortrax sells to the McCoy Group
McCoy Group, Inc., a family-owned company based in Dubuque, Iowa, and ties to the Minocqua area, is expanding its business base with the purchase of seven John Deere Construction and Forestry stores serving northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Nortrax, Inc. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Oneida ITS director resigns
Oneida County accepted the resignation of information technology services (ITS) director Jack Flint on May 1. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Oneida corporation counsel seeks recusal in land case
At a joint meeting of the Administration/Labor Relations & Employee Services committees last Thursday, Oneida County corporation counsel Brian Desmond recommended to commissioners outside counsel be hired to advise the county in a land-use dispute. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Opinions differ on Boulder Junction ATV trails
Boulder Junction held its second informational meeting on the prospect of developing an all-terrain vehicle/utility vehicle trail system in and around the town on Tuesday, May 9 at the community center. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Initial NTSB report on Spirit Air helicopter crash released
On Tuesday the National Transportation Safety Board published on its website the initial report regarding the fatal crash of a medical helicopter in the town of Hazelhurst on April 26. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Minocqua plan commission approves business requests
The Minocqua Plan Commission met Tuesday and approved an array of requests from businesses hustling to open in time for tourist season. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Fishing season opener better than expected
Early last week, Kurt Justice from Kurt's Island Sports in Minocqua did not think the fishing opener would be a "go." With thick ice on most lakes in the area, many anglers who called changed their plans, deciding to come up a week or two later. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Woodruff's Dr. Kate Museum could get a name change
Up until now, the Dr. Kate Museum in Woodruff - and the association the town has had over the decades with the person the facility is named for, Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb - has been that town's biggest claim to fame. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Vilas County Public Property approves new alarm button system
After receiving initial prices last month, the Vilas County Public Property Committee selected a new alarm system for the courthouse during a meeting Tuesday. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Town of Lynne could have veto power over possible mine
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee continued to work toward a nonferrous metallic mining ordinance this week, and, as the language stood as of Monday afternoon, county towns would occupy a powerful seat at the table when it comes to approving or denying any mining project within their boundaries. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 11, 2018


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