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Pines schools to start earlier

Due to the frigid temperatures and inclement weather this school year, the Northland Pines School District plans to start earlier in the morning to make up for canceled school days.

The school board has decided to make the time up by starting school 10 minutes earlier each day, beginning April 7. This is the Monday the school will return from spring break.

Rather than starting at 8:25 a.m., all schools in the district will begin school at 8:15 a.m. All bus pickups will be 10 minutes earlier than what the scheduled pickup time currently is.

The school has made up some of these days already and has extended its school year to June 11. Even so, in order to meet the minutes and days required by state law, the school will have to add additional time to its school year.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:18 PM
Home destroyed
A home at 5219 River Run Drive in the town of Sugar Camp was destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon. Area fire departments were dispatched to the fire at 2:47 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire.              —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:17 PM
Vander Bloomen, Hassey vie for Lincoln Board seat
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Bill Hassey and Kara Vander Bloomen are vying for a town board supervisory position for the town of Lincoln in the spring election next Tuesday, April 1.

The two candidates defeated incumbent town board supervisor Leon Kukanich in the primary election Feb. 18.  Incumbent Supervisor Bruce Richter also has an expiring term this spring, but is unopposed.

Because the town of Lincoln has a five-member town board, Chairman Dick Stoegbauer, supervisors Brian Uttech and Scott Nordstrom, and Town Clerk/Treasurer Shelly Sauvola aren’t up for re-election this spring.

In the primary, Hassey garnered 159 votes,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:15 PM
Governor signs bill for snomo trail fee
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Gov. Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 407 into law last week —  legislation requiring individuals to purchase a trail use sticker for their snowmobile before using state trails.

The legislation, authored by Rep. Mary Czaja (R-Tomahawk) and co-authored by Sen. Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac),  is expected to generate millions of dollars for the snowmobile trail fund, which helps pay to build and maintain the thousands of miles of trails in Wisconsin.

For residents of Wisconsin, the trail pass will

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:15 PM
City Council supports fiber-optic application
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Eagle River City Council gave its support to increasing options for broadband fiber-optic connections through a private-public partnership with local provider Choicetel as its meeting last week.

Local Choicetel owner Ted Bogeman told the council he was applying for a state Public Service Commission (PSC) grant to extend a fiber-optic line from Eagle River to Rhinelander.

“This connection would encourage competition and expand

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:14 PM