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Minocqua Town Board Unsure About K-9 Unit

Jul 22, 2015

It’s been years since the Minocqua Police Department had a K9 team. That could change if the town board agrees to a request by its officers for a police dog.

Police Chief David Jaeger and his officers made the pitch Tuesday. Although officers said there would be no cost to the taxpayers, supervisors aren’t totally on board. They fear that future costs could come back to taxpayers.

Dean Acheson

The developer of a 24-unit condominium project underway in Minocqua says he will donate all profits from it to the Howard Young Foundation.

Project owner Trygve (Trig) Solberg, well-known local businessman, declared his intentions Wednesday during a public hearing on a conditional use permit that the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee ultimately approved.

According to its website,t.he foundation promotes charitable support for Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff and Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

The Minocqua Town Board will meet in a rare joint session with its plan commission Tuesday after it told a condominium developer it wants a better looking storage building to go along with his 24-unit condominium project.

The appearance of the 80-by-100 foot metal storage building met with head shaking yesterday (Tuesday) by town supervisors. They pointed out that the 37-foot tall metal building would be the first thing northbound motorists would see of the condo site.

Condo Project Passes Minocqua Plan Commission

May 27, 2015

Minocqua's Plan Commission Monday moved to the town council next week a proposed 24-unit condominium project on Lake Minocqua.

At stake for the developer, Trygve(Trig)  Solberg, is his $7 million Bay View Waterfront Condominiums to be built just north of the Island.

There have been changes in the building design since it was first proposed, as explained by the developer’s agent, Jimmy Rein, Jr.:


With little fanfare, the town board in Minocqua passed it's 2014 budget Thursday evening. 

WXPR's  Ken Krall talked with Minocqua town chair Mark Hartzheim about the budget which will remain frozen for another year. Oneida county helped November 12 by restoring funding for the Minocqua police dispatch.

The levy was set at $3.6 million dollars and the mill rate at $2.48 per thousand.


Minocqua  taxpayers will not see a levy increase for the fifth year in a row, but it probably can't stay that way for next year.

That's the assessment of town chair Mark Hartzheim as the town prepares for a budget hearing later this month...


"...for the fifth straight year we were able to put a levy together with zero increase. the levy will be $3,630,015. The board worked very hard..."

Hartzheim says while this year's levy is frozen, next year's probably won't be as they can't keep putting off needed purchases.