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Bulldog’s Service hopes to fetch your business

For Keith Prieve, owner of Lake Tomahawk’s newly-minted repair garage Bulldog’s Service Center, the choice to become an entrepreneur was a spontaneous decision that he just couldn’t shake off. He and fellow mechanic Dan Calhoun were working at Tomahawk Sports Center a few months ago when the idea occurred.

Iron Mountain VA wins national Best Patient Experience Award

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Experience Office recognized Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center for providing patients with outstanding health care experiences for the second consecutive year. The Iron Mountain-based VA Medical Center received the 2019 Best Experience Award for level 3 facilities at the Veterans Patient Experience Symposium …

40 year anniversary of the Blue Bayou Inn

The restaurant business is nothing new to Rita Mazur and her family. After opening a cajun restaurant in Chicago with her late husband Walter, Rita and Walter decided to leave the city and move to the Northwoods in 1980. 

Midsummer Bluegrass Music Festival in Manitowish Waters this weekend

Set among the towering pine trees and lake-dotted landscape in Manitowish Waters comes the 31st annual Midsummer Bluegrass Music Festival on Thursday through Sunday, July 23-26. The event is hosted by the Cozy Cove Tavern & Restaurant, and this year’s outdoor event (Wisconsin’s longest running annual bluegrass festival) features five …

The eyes have it—Redman Gelinas Eye Care celebrates 40 years of quality care and community

There are three decisions Dr. Kirby Redman considers the best he’s ever made: marrying his wife, Anne; becoming an optometrist; and moving to Minocqua.
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Hiller Boulder Junction Coffee Company

The Hiller family has a long history of experience in the cheese industry, with Cedar Valley Cheese being a third generation family business. Coffee didn’t seem to be in the picture for real estate agent Chris Hiller of ReMax Property Pros. 

Mavericks Restaurante Mexicano brings generational, authentic flair to Woodruff

For longtime restaurant owner Andrea Cady-Teece, opening Mavericks Restaurante Mexicano was another way to bring her family’s love of food to the Northwoods.

Military spouses and veterans report highest losses to employment scams

A recent Better Business Bureau (BBB) report shed light on those most impacted by employment scams: military spouses and veterans. Military spouses and veterans were both more likely to be victimized than non-military consumers, and more notably, the median dollar loss was significantly higher — nearly double — than those …

Yelton continues Bolger Funeral Home legacy

When Jill Yelton became the official owner of Bolger Funeral Home on Jan. 1 of this year, she was aware of the great responsibility she had acquired.  “The funeral home has been in the Bolger family for so long,” she said. “It’s an honor to be able to carry on …

New business ARP approved by Minocqua plan

The Minocqua plan commission Tuesday approved an administrative review permit (ARP) for a new coffee shop and bakery in the building on the southeast corner of Oneida Street and East Chicago Avenue.
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BBB tip: 8 tips for dealing with holiday pop-up shops

Some retailers are turning to outdoor pop-up shops during the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary storefronts allow shoppers to avoid enclosed spaces while still getting to browse in-person. Indoor pop-up shops allow landlords look to fill vacant retail space in downtown areas and suburban malls.

A focus on adventure

Outdoor activities in the Northwoods are seemingly endless, yet much of it can go undiscovered for those not prepared or equipped for the adventure. Opened in November 2019, River’s Edge Lodge and Outfitters in Manitowish Waters is seeking to change that roadblock with its array of services. (subscriber access)

LDF Business Development Corporation announces new CEO

The Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corporation recently announced Dean Zaumseil as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

BBB scam alert: Watch out for COVID-19 vaccine scams

With the United States and Canada close to approving a COVID-19 vaccine, government officials expect scams to emerge as distribution begins. Watch out for everything from phony treatments to phishing messages.

BBB scam alert: Social media gift exchange is an illegal pyramid scheme

A “Secret Santa” around the office, friends, and family can be fun. A gift exchange among online friends you haven’t met, well, that’s a little different and carries a heftier consequence. These gift exchanges, while they look like innocent fun, are really pyramid schemes — and are considered illegal.
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