Northwoods Transit Connections

The manager of the Northwoods Transit Connections has resigned.

Northwoods Transit Connections is the operating arm of the Northwoods Transit Commission, a Vilas-Oneida county effort to supply bus service in the Northwoods. Initially it included Forest county, but Forest county withdrew from the arrangement.

Wisconsin's mining laws change on July 1st.

The state gave the counties until that time to adjust their local mining ordinances to reflect the state changes. With a large deposit of desired minerals in county-owned forest land in the town of Lynne, the county is anticipating some mining interest might happen after the law goes into effect.

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The Oneida County Board has voted to join with other counties and the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to establish a controlled substance response committee.

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MINOCQUA – Lakeland Union High School’s three-year experiment with a combined principal and district administrator post is apparently over.

After a closed session Monday, the school board voted to offer Principal/District Administrator Jim Bouché a modified contract as part-time district administrator only.


Officials report a snowmobile fatality last night in Vilas county.

The Sheriff's department says they were called shortly after 8 p.m. to North Helen Creek Road in Land O' Lakes where a snowmobile struck a tree. When help arrived, the person was deceased.

Deputies say it appears speed and weather conditions causing poor visibility are possible factors in the crash.

Wisconsin Outdoor Recreation Fares Poorly Under Trump Budget

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MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsinites have long believed in funding and maintaining public lands and access to outdoor recreation areas.

But the budget proposed by President Donald Trump slashes spending in these areas and essentially eliminates the Land and Water Conservation Fund. That fund is one the state relies on heavily to help maintain public lands and access to them.

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The need to recruit more hunters begins with hunters teaching the craft.

Keith Warnke is DNR hunting and shooting sports coordinator. He says those planning their own spring hunt outings can be among the most effective mentors for those interested in learning about safe and effective hunting, and its role in conservation and harvesting healthy foods... Wokandapix

In most of the Northwoods, not many people are expected to turn out.

This election narrows the field of candidates in some races to two for the April election.

The main contest is for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three candidates will be narrowed to two for the legal non-partisan office.

Two of the candidates have openly taken political positions, Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock has advertised his candidacy as a conservative.


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Wisconsin DOT Chooses Roundabout Option For Rhinelander Intersection

The Department of Transportation(DOT) has decided to install a roundabout at the busy U.S. 8--Wisconsin 47 intersection on Rhinelander's west side. In December, the DOT held a meeting at Rhinelander City Hall to get public input. The roundabout was presented as a less expensive alternative to keeping the traditional arrangement of the intersection with upgrades. Project Manager Dan Erva outlines what they feel are reasons for the roundabout.... "...roundabouts improve the safety of the...

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