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Local police officers recognized for saving a life

At the start of the June 4 meeting of the Minocqua town board, town chairman Mark Hartzheim gave the floor to Minocqua police chief Dave Jaeger.

Vilas County public property committee sends joint response building recommendation to finance committee

The Vilas County board’s public property committee at its June 4 meeting approved a recommendation for an expenditure of up to $220,000 for construction of a “joint response” garage.

Vilas County board vacancy is an Arbor Vitae seat

For the second time in a year, the Vilas County board heads into the summer months with at least one vacant seat.

Mellen man dies in FDXCR race on Minocqua’s west side

A 28-year-old man participating in a dirt bike race on Minocqua’s west side was killed Sunday.

OVTC space needs grant application progresses despite delays

It’s taking a little longer than Northwoods Transit Connections (NTC) director Barb Newman would like, but the organization’s grant application to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving forward.

Minocqua reaches agreement with Bangstad

The Minocqua town board, following a closed session Tuesday afternoon, voted to accept a revocable license agreement with Kirk Bangstad, owner of the Minocqua Brewery Company.

Minocqua town board adopts food truck policy

The Minocqua town board Tuesday adopted a food truck policy that was the result of nearly three hours of discussion during the board’s previous two regular meetings.

Questions arise in Lac du Flambeau town board’s closed meeting process

The Lac du Flambeau town board, during a nearly hour-long special meeting on May 31, voted 2-1 to make one more payment under the current arrangement to the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Plum Lake town board forms ATV/UTV ad hoc committee

The Plum Lake town board, following a May 16 polling of town electors that indicated people would like to have more all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and utility task vehicle (UTV) access in the town, will move forward to establish an ordinance that town chair Jackey Postuchow said will be limited in nature.

Vilas County board hears about possible land sale ideas

The possibility of Vilas County selling some of its property came up twice during the May 28 meeting of the Vilas County board.

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