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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:20 AM
The Iron County Board of Supervisors adopted a 2020 budget on Nov. 12. The actual and allowable levy came in at just over $5.9 million. The increase of $159,328 in the levy over 2019 includes $452,000 in interest on the Saxon Harbor loan from the last two years. (subscriber access)
  • Snowmobile trails close in Oneida and Vilas counties, still open in Iron
    The Northwoods snowmobile season is coming to close, as both Oneida and Vilas counties announced earlier this week the closures of trails. (subscriber access)
  • DOT suggests photos of crumbling roads, not crumbling roads, endangers public safety
    All across northern Wisconsin there’s widespread concern about deteriorating and buckling roads, but, at least to one official in the state Department of Transportation, the threat to public safety seems to come from photos of those crumbling conditions in The Lakeland Times. (subscriber access)
  • The Vilas County and Iron County sheriff's offices this week released the names of the Illinois men who died as the result of three snowmobile accidents last weekend. (subscriber access)
  • Two Illinois men died as the result of two separate snowmobile accidents in Vilas County on Saturday, Feb. 22, and another Illinois resident was killed in a third snowmobile accident in Iron County on Sunday, Feb. 23. (subscriber access)
  • The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the US 51 and US 2 intersection and rehabilitation of US 2 from County B to the Michigan State Line in Iron County.
  • Tiffany, Zunker sweep to primary victories in congressional race
    Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Tricia Zunker rolled to robust wins over their primary challengers Tuesday, and will now go head-to-head in May for the seventh congressional district seat vacated by former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. (subscriber access)
  • Northwoods Land Trust acquires Sack Lake property
    Old growth forests are important for many reasons, but they are becoming fewer and smaller. Old growth forests contain genetic pools of trees that are disease resistant and hearty. Bird and animal species, too, depend on old growth forests. Biological diversity of songbirds and birds of prey, as well as many mammals, are protected by these forests. Old growth forests are defined as those containing stands of trees older than a 125-year average age. (subscriber access)
  • Lussier murder appeal claims constitutional right ‘violated’
    One man convicted of murder in Iron County claims his rights were violated when the judge went straight from jury trial to sentencing, according to Wisconsin Court of Appeals documents. (subscriber access)
  • A former Mercer man, now of Port Edwards, was taken into custody by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department after an elderly woman indicated her family member was “verbally abusing her and was always intoxicated,” according to court reports. (subscriber access)
  • Oungst: ‘I failed’
    Two portraits of an Arbor Vitae man were painted in Iron County Circuit Court on Tuesday: One of a remorseful, family-focused and community-driven man; another of a drug-addled, gang member and co-conspirator to a brutal murder. (subscriber access)
  • Judge to Wolfe: ’Cowardly, heinous’ murder
    In what he described as a “heinous, cowardly, gangster murder,” a judge handed down a two-decade plus prison sentence Wednesday to one of the several men convicted of playing a role in the execution-style murder of a Lac du Flambeau man. (subscriber access)
  • A woman is dead after a snowmobile crash in Iron County this past weekend. (subscriber access)
  • The investigation into the death of a three-year-old boy in Mercer continues. 

    According to a press release issued Friday, Jan. 10, by Iron County sheriff Paul Samardich, his department’s dispatch center received a 911 call at around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, reporting the child was found unresponsive in a bathtub at residence in the town of Mercer. (subscriber access)

  • Oungst: ‘Haunted by the ramifications’ in man’s murder
    Arbor Vitae man Evan Oungst is on the docket to be sentenced this month for his involvement in the 2018 execution-style beating and killing of Wayne Valliere Jr., 25, Lac du Flambeau. (subscriber access)
  • 16th annual NYDHC banquet a rewarding experience
    The deer harvest was down this year across the state and especially up north, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of 170 youth hunters who participated in this year’s Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge (NYDHC). (subscriber access)
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