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July 15, 2018

Comment sought on NHAL motorized hunting access
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In accordance with the Natural Resources Board’s approval of the amended master plan for the NHAL, 35 miles of roads in the forest are proposed to be open for vehicle traffic from Sept. 1 to the last day of the 4-day December antlerless hunt. Public comment on the proposal is now being accepted.
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In accordance with the Natural Resources Board’s approval of the amended master plan for the NHAL, 35 miles of roads in the forest are proposed to be open for vehicle traffic from Sept. 1 to the last day of the 4-day December antlerless hunt. Public comment on the proposal is now being accepted.
The Northern Highland-American Legion (NHAL) State Forest was established in 1925 to protect the headwaters of the Wisconsin, Flambeau, and Manitowish Rivers. It is the largest state forest in the state, encompassing more than 232,000 acres. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018


Comprehensive planning for Torpy Park
On Tuesday the Minocqua Plan Commission began the next part of what may take some time to accomplish: putting together a comprehensive, master plan for improvements to Torpy Park. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Buza requests new judge
A request for a substitute judge in Oneida County Circuit Court by a woman accused of threatening and holding a nurse practitioner against her will has been approved. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Allen faces burglary charges, includes alleged gun used in homicide
One man accused in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau resident near Mercer has been charged with felony theft and burglary from a Lake Tomahawk residence. A gun stolen in the crime is believed to have been used in the homicide. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Woodruff signs fire truck purchase agreement
On Tuesday, the Woodruff Town Board signed a purchase agreement for a Pierce Ascendent for $819,673. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Oneida, Vilas, Iron counties and LdF tribe consider hiring special prosecutor
At a Tuesday meeting of the Oneida County Administration Committee, supervisor Billy Fried and chief sheriff's deputy Dan Hess asked committee members to consider hiring a special prosecutor dedicated to handling just drug cases and to work across jurisdictional lines in criminal courts in Oneida, Vilas, and Iron counties. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Plum Lake moves ATV ordinance draft forward
On Tuesday the Plum Lake Town Board approved, on a 2 to 1 vote, a draft ordinance for all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles. (Subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

St. Germain sets dates for proposed building project
The St. Germain Town Board on Monday set dates and times for upcoming meetings dealing with its proposed building project. If approved by voters, it would mean the end of the town's red brick schoolhouse, dating to 1941, as well as its current community center, built in the late 1970s. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 13, 2018

Boulder Junction business owner charged with tax fraud
Tax fraud and business theft charges have been filed against a Boulder Junction business owner already facing elder financial abuse allegations. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

March on Minocqua
About 100 people came out for the March on Minocqua on June 30 at Minocqua Veteran's Park. Marchers expressed their opposition to the Trump administration executive order for its unclarity in uniting separated families at the border. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wisconsin doles out $11.6M in 2018 bonuses
The state of Wisconsin has handed out $11.6 million in 2018 lump-sum bonuses to almost 4,700 employees, The Lakeland Times has found in a records investigation. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

DNR talks fish cribs, sticks to Walleyes for Tomorrow
Walleyes for Tomorrow heard from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fish research team supervisor Gregg Sass on research studying to improve walleye habitat. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Lussier files for lowered bond in Iron County Five case
One man charged as party to a homicide and hiding a corpse has requested a motion for a lowered bond. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Area fire departments have big need for more volunteers
As the Lakeland area continues into its busiest tourist season, several area fire departments are in need of volunteers to fill rosters. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Lake Tomahawk man draws prison time on sexual assault case
A Lake Tomahawk man was sentenced Friday, June 29 to five years in prison on a sexual assault charge. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Winchester Town Board deals with full pre-holiday agenda
The Winchester Town Board met Monday and worked its way through a packed agenda. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

St. Germain one step closer to electors' vote on $6.8 million plans
The St. Germain Town Board met Monday morning to discuss plans for the town's proposed $6.8 million community center. Supervisors hope to present the plans twice for public review before the town electors vote on their adoption or rejection in late August. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Arbor Vitae, Woodruff consider new Brandy Park agreement
An updated agreement between the Arbor Vitae and Woodruff town boards regarding Brandy Park is on the way. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 6, 2018

No serious injuries in Agawak Road rollover
A Minocqua teenager was treated and released at Howard Young Medical Center last Wednesday afternoon following a rollover on Agawak Road in Minocqua. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Airport Commission still planning fence
Since late June 2016, the Lakeland Airport Commission has moved forward with its intent to build a 10-foot-tall perimeter fence around the airport in Arbor Vitae. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Lake Tomahawk man arrested after chase
A 41-year-old Lake Tomahawk man faces charges in Marathon County of reckless driving and eluding a police officer following an incident June 27 that originated on U.S. Highway 51 near County Highway NN. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Celebrate!
There will be no shortage of activities and revels in the northwoods today and tomorrow as America celebrates its 242nd Independence Day. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Woodruff accident
A Woodruff man received only minor injuries following a two vehicle collision June 26 at Spruce and Chestnut Streets in Woodruff. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Local group helps area homeless
A local organization, Lakeland Area Republican Women's Club, has recently helped provide assistance to area residents in need of shelter. The LARWC identified a project this summer to assist Frederick Place in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Francis Schuman in court
Francis Schuman, 50, Lac du Flambeau, left, appeared in court last Wednesday before Judge Michael Bloom on felony charges of possession of a narcotics and bail jumping as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Trick of the Light
Pete and Judy Larson of Harshaw spotted and photographed this sun halo - which lasted approximately one hour - while biking on the Bearskin Trail. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Lake of the Torches voted second in State in Midwest Gaming Reader Survey
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino received second place in five categories among Wisconsin gaming properties, according to the latest Readers' Choice Awards published by Midwest Gaming and Destinations magazine. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

LUHS internship awards employers, students and community leaders
"Limitless" was the theme of the 2017-2018 Employer Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Marketing/Business Internship Program at Reuland's Catering on Thursday, May 24. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Boulder Junction: divided in anger over ATV/UTVs
Even though the topic was not on the agenda of Tuesday's Boulder Junction town board meeting, the use of all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on town and county roads dominated the evening. Discussion twice devolved into outbursts with board members threatening to clear the room. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Woodruff moves forward on 107 foot aerial fire truck
The Woodruff Town Board voted to move forward with the 107 foot Pierce aerial fire truck on Tuesday. This vote is one step closer to ending a multi-year discussion. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Vilas County board amends standing rules
The Vilas County board Tuesday approved a resolution to "fast track" the hiring process for certain county employees. (Subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Minocqua Park complex playground nears completion
Work began Monday at the Minocqua Park Complex on a playground project a couple years in the making. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Oneida labor committee wrangles position vacancies, reclassifications
At a meeting of the labor relations & employee services committee on Monday, Oneida County supervisors adjusted pay rates for, tweaked, or eliminated several employment positions. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Engebretson vying for Duffy's Congressional seat
Northern Wisconsin voters can count on Margaret Engebretson to have their backs. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Rob Swearingen, Chris Meier to square off in November
Incumbent 34th Assembly District State Representative Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) announced Monday he will seek a fourth, two-year term in the November election. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Appeals court upholds release of professor's investigation records
A Wisconsin court of appeals upheld last week a Winnebago County circuit court judge's decision to release a UW-Oshkosh professor's investigatory records to a student reporter. (Subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

50 years of family
In 1968, Bob Howard took a leap of faith and left a steady job as a master plumber working for Taylor Plumbing in Rhinelander to begin a new business with his brother Lloyd in Woodruff, thus creating Howard Brothers Plumbing and Heating (since renamed to Howard Bros. Inc.). (subscriber access)
Friday, June 29, 2018

Minocqua Country Club to host WSGA Amateur Championship
One of the Wisconsin's biggest golf tournaments will have a decidedly Northwoods feel next month. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A place to heal:
Ground was broken last Wednesday for a new cabin at Camp American Legion.

There are several cabins at the camp, which have been there for decades.

This one, however, is to be a special cabin. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Lakeland area veterans to make another Highground trip
For the second time in three years, the Lakeland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7898 based in Woodruff has chartered a bus to take veterans to The Highground Veterans Memorial near Neillsville. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Probable cause found in Marshfield Clinic hostage case
The two people who allegedly trapped and threatened a Marshfield Clinic nurse practitioner in her Minocqua office with a meat tenderizer and hatchet with a loaded revolver nearby were in court this week. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 22, 2018


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