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Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for a Tripoli area man after an alleged domestic altercation.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports 60 year old Kenneth S. Welsh from the town of Lynne was arrested after authorities say gunshots were fired Tuesday morning. They report as the approached the Welsh home, Welsh allegedly aimed his gun at deputies, who apprehended Welsh using bean bag weapons. Welsh had threatened to blow up the residence and propane was detected in the home.

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Revitalization in rural Wisconsin was the theme as Wisconsin Rural Partners held it's key meeting at the Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch was keynote speaker. Kleefisch says people tend to overlook the positive economics of rural Wisconsin...

"....we are still an economy largely based on manufacturing and agriculture. These are two things we do very well in the rural areas of the state. You add in tourism and additionally, woods, lumber and paper-pulp industries, you have a bustling economy....."

Vilas County Town Votes To Allow ATV/UTV's On Roads

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Another Vilas County town has approved travel with ATV's and UTV's on all town roads.

The Town of Washington board approved the use on a 3-0 vote after results of a mail survey to all property owners with improvements saw overwhelming support. Of 889 survey returns, 553 or 62%, favored ATV/UTV's while 336 were opposed.

Town chairman Jim Spring, who was personally opposed to the machines on town roads, indicated he acknowledges and would support the results as did supervisors Keith Numrich and Steve Burr. “

SEH out as Phase 3 architect at Lakeland

Apr 20, 2016
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The Lakeland Union High School District and the Wausau architectural firm it used for the last two major reconstruction projects at the Minocqua campus have parted ways.

Oneida County Sheriff's Department

An alleged domestic altercation has resulted in attempted homicide charges against a western Oneida county man.

The  Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports 60 year old Kenneth S. Welsh from the town of Lynne was arrested after authorities say gunshots were fired Tuesday morning. They report as the approached the Welsh home, Welsh allegedly aimed his gun at deputies, who apprehended Welsh using bean bag weapons.

Welsh had threatened to blow up the residence and propane was detected in the home.

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State and local officials are continuing to crack down on drivers who speed through work zones.

The latest example comes from the Oneida County Board. Supervisors agreed with a resolution offered to allow the county construction crews to set the work zone speed limit when they are present on a road construction site. Highway Commissioner Freeman Bennett says having the county sign off on allowing the county crews to set the speed limit makes it enforceable...

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Update: Two people were arrested and one person was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander for treatment of a gunshot wound. The standoff ended about three hours after it began. The Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate. The incident was along Clifford road near Tripoli. The Oneida County Sheriff's Department was called to a report in the town of Lynne in western Oneida county after a caller reported a man was shot with a firearm and was threatening if anyone shows up, the man will blow up the residence. The call came in about 11:20 this (Tuesday) morning.

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A panel of law enforcement, counselors, and school officials addressed alcohol and drug abuse in the Northland Pines schools Monday night and its growing but cooperation, coordination, and education can provide positive alternatives for kids facing questions and pressures.

Northland Pines is discussing a policy of random drug testing of students involved in organized activities and those who drive to school.

“It's going on in our schools and it's going on in our communities and we're trying how to best help out our kids,” district administrator Mike Richie said.

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Governor Scott Walker seemed surprised when he was included on a list of possible vice-presidential candidates should Donald Trump win the Republican nomination.

Stopping in Rhinelander recently, Walker says he thought his relationship with Trump has soured during Walker's ill-fated bid for the Republican nomination..

New York is holding it's presidential preferance primary today and is considered a key state for Trump to get his campaign back on track, with a similar analysis for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Former Wisconsin Lt. Governor stopped by WXPR recently to talk about campaign finance reform. She recently was associated with a bipartisan group striving for reform on a national level called Issue One. Ken Krall asked Lawton to update us on the issue...

Former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton on campaign finance reform. More information is at Issue One. org

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Governor Scott Walker Thursday signed a bill updating the state's Managed Forest Law which one of the bill sponsors says will provide more money for local towns.

The Managed Forest Law is a landowner incentive program encouraging sustainable forestry on private woodland. In exchange for following sound forest management, the landowner pays reduced property taxes. One of 11 points signed into law allows some of the money going to the state to stay in the local towns says Representative Jeff Mursau of Crivitz who worked for four years to get it passed...

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Eagle River may consider annexation of the Northland Pines school district property, and others, as a step toward fixing heavily used Pleasure Island Road.

At a city council meeting this week, the council and district administrator Mike Richie felt a solution needed to be found that would increase the roads base and widen the travel surface.

“We're in the business of educating kids, not fixing roads,” Richie said, pleading with the council to fix the road that not only damages vehicles but also presents a poor image of their school campus for both residents and visitors.

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Incumbent Republican 12th State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst has announced he is seeking another term. Tiffany says when he went to Madison to change the state's finances.. .

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A recount led to a coin flip and an incumbent stays on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors.

Election night last week found challenger Jeffrey Vollmer leading incumbent supervisor Lisa Zunker by one vote, 306-305.

A recount Wednesday requested by Zunker ended in a 306-306 tie. The process to determine the winner at that point is a coin flip, which Zunker won, retaining the seat.

The 19th district covers parts of Minocqua and the Town of Lynne in western Oneida County.

Judge Denies Gag Order In Vilas County Case

Apr 14, 2016
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A gag order requested by the Wisconsin Attorney General's office to prevent brothers David and Brian Eliason, and their attorneys, from talking to the press about allegations of fraud in connection with sale of investment contract securities was denied after a two hour hearing yesterday in Vilas County court before substitute Judge Leon Stenz of Forest County.

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