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June 18, 2018

Eagle River couple held in Marshfield Clinic incident
Joseph Buza
Joseph Buza
Two Eagle River residents are being held in the Oneida County jail on a number of charges related to an incident Tuesday at the Marshfield Clinic facility in Minocqua. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018


Mining still possible in the county forest
Opponents of mining who spoke at this month's public hearing for a revised Oneida County metallic mining ordinance won a significant victory at the committee level this week, but they lost when it came to their side's overriding objective. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Guilty of serious misconduct, DNR rangers got one-day suspensions
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources could have fired two DNR rangers stationed in Woodruff for serious misconduct in 2017, but instead gave the rangers the lightest discipline possible - a one-day suspension - a Lakeland Times open records investigation has found. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Berrays request change of judge in alleged business theft case
A Woodruff couple accused of the theft of more than $160,000 from an Arbor Vitae business has requested a change of judge. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Lac du Flambeau tribe to meet with landowners
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will be talking to property owners on the reservation Monday about easement access to their properties. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Woodruff approves additional ATV routes
On Tuesday, the Woodruff Town Board approved the operation of all-terrain and untility vehicles on Bass Lake Road, Indian Shores Road and Tomahawk Trail, in order to connect with Department of Natural Resource ATV/UTV trails in the State Forest. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hazelhurst to hold public hearing for ATV/UTV route addition
The town of Hazelhurst will conduct a public hearing during its regular July meeting regarding the opening of Silver Lake Road to Lower Kaubashine Road and west to Cedar Falls Drive for all-terrain vehicle and utility vehicle use. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

NLS School Board to consider capital improvement funding
The school board for the North Lakeland School District will meet in special session later this month to further discuss long range capital projects.

At the board's meeting Monday, superintendent Brent Jelinski presented a list of 15 projects with varying degrees of priority the district could have completed between now and 2027. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 15, 2018

St. Germain flea market: At max capacity?
For an hour Monday night, the St. Germain Town Board debated the future of the town's popular summertime flea market. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Vilas County considers parking options as courthouse use increases
It was reported to the Vilas County Public Property Committee on Monday reconstruction of the Vilas courthouse is in its final stages and the project will be completed under budget. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 15, 2018

VCEDC talks revolving loans, seeks more board members
Revolving loan funds continue to be a topic of discussion for Vilas County.

The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) gathered for its monthly meeting June 8 in Land O' Lakes. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 15, 2018

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)
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eagle River couple held in Marshfield Clinic incident
Two Eagle River residents are being held in the Oneida County jail on a number of charges related to an incident Tuesday at the Marshfield Clinic facility in Minocqua. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Minocqua Town Board discusses Thoroughfare Road parking
Minocqua town officials will be keeping an eye on parking activity near the public boat ramp next to Thoroughfare Road. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One person dead and another injured in Three Lakes crash
One person is dead following a motor vehicle crash Sunday, June 10, in the Town of Three Lakes. According to a press release, the Oneida County Sherriff's Office received a 911 call at approximately 1:40 a.m. reporting a crash on Military Road North of Allyn Road. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wisconsin's new DAG from Lac du Flambeau
She's been the first at many things during her time in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

Joni Mathews, a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, can now add Wisconsin's first female deputy adjutant general for Army to the list. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Schuman gets jail in battery conviction
The Lac du Flambeau mixed martial arts fighter convicted by jury of battery against his then-wife has been sentenced to jail. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Minocqua man dies in Hwy. 51 rollover
One person is dead following a rollover on U.S. Highway 51 early Wednesday morning.

Minocqua police chief Dave Jaeger said in a press release officers responded just before 5 a.m. to a one vehicle crash in front of Sleep Central. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Groundbreaking ceremony in Winchester
A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off a project in the town of Winchester was held June 1. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Lake Tomahawk man faces criminal charges following collision
A 51-year-old Lake Tomahawk man has been charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with a two vehicle collision on State Highway 47 June 3. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Minocqua Town Board hears road bids
The Minocqua Town Board on Tuesday heard bids from three different contractors for work on town roads. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Minocqua committee working to present PRAT
Minocqua's broadband and business development committee met Tuesday to go over the rough draft of a flyer the town intends to send out in September. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission looking for additional loan
The Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission's (OVTC) Executive Committee discussed obtaining another loan for the organization during its meeting Tuesday. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet set for June 14
The Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet this year will be held at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain on Thursday, June 14. The banquet opens at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Trig's to open full-service grocery store in Tomahawk
T.A. Solberg Company, Inc. has purchased Nelson's County Market on North 4th Street, Tomahawk. The store will transition to Trig's on June 24. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

'Big day for a big penny'
The World's Largest Penny has been an attraction in Woodruff since 1954, signifying the success of a campaign the year prior to construct Lakeland's very first hospital. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Vilas County reconsiders backing revolving loan fund
After largely killing the notion at its May meeting, the Vilas County Economic Development, Tourism, & UW Extension Committee is once again in support of backing a revolving loan fund. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Woodruff has unexpected road project cost
The Woodruff Town Board held a special town board meeting Monday to discuss an unexpected cost regarding U.S. Highway 51 sidewalk terrace options.

The board was presented the options Thursday, May 31 and was told to have its choice by Monday. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Winchester bike plans advance one step
At its meeting Monday, the Winchester Town Board granted its approval to Manitowish Waters Bike Trail, Inc. to begin planning its proposed bike trail. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 8, 2018

Public expresses massive opposition to mining
They came by the scores and the scores Wednesday evening, and one by one they delivered to the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee an overwhelming but pretty simple message: Don't allow sulfide mining in Oneida County, and, more specifically, don't allow any mining on county forestland. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Minocqua man dies in Hwy. 51 rollover
One person is dead following a rollover on U.S. Highway 51 early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

All plead not guilty in Valliere homicide
All five men charged in connection with the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man pled not guilty Wednesday, May 30 in Iron County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Class addresses
Class Salutatorian Alexis Tiffany, standing left, and Class Valedictorian Katherine Schmidt give back to back addresses to the LUHS Class of 2018 during the school's 60th Annual Commencement on Sunday, June 3, at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Two injured in Woodruff collision
Personnel with the Woodruff and Minocqua fire departments, along with Oneida County paramedics, responded to a two vehicle collision early Sunday afternoon between Mid Lake and Woodruff roads in the town of Woodruff. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Mining industry registers big concerns over mining ordinance
As Oneida County heads toward a June 6 public hearing on its proposed nonferrous metallic mining ordinance, a major group with mining industry ties has registered big concerns over the draft language. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Authentic Mexican restaurant signs five year lease
Authentic Mexican food is making a comeback in Minocqua.

El Tarasco signed a five year lease June 1 in the old El Mez building on the corner of US Highway 51 and State Highway 70. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

St. Germain opens Hwy G for ATV/UTV use
At a special meeting of the St. Germain Town Board last Thursday, members voted unanimously to open County Trunk Highway G to ATV and UTV traffic. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Arbor Vitae rollover victims identified
Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath confirmed last Thursday an Arbor Vitae woman died at a Wausau hospital following a one vehicle rollover in the town of Arbor Vitae in the early morning hours of May 26. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Minocqua J1 School District works at reducing achievement gap, approves raises
At a special meeting of the Minocqua J1 School District last Wednesday, board members were briefed on the year's effort at raising achievement among under-performing students. (subscriber access) (web exclusive)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Oneida County closes out last year's capital improvement projects
The Oneida County Capital Improvement Program Subcommittee closed out several recent projects during its meeting last week. (subscriber access) (web exclusive)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

LdF tribe receives share of opioid grant
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded a total of nearly $2.4 million in grant money to four Native American Indian tribes and 17 counties to help in the battle against opioid abuse in what the state considers "high-need areas." (subscriber access) (web exclusive)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018


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