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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:02 AM

    Trail fundraisers Saturday vital to snowmobile clubs

    The North Woods may have lost a great deal of snowmobile traffic President’s Day weekend because of unseasonably mild weather, but there were many booming snowmobiling weekends this winter.
    It doesn’t take more than a couple such weekends to illustrate

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:50 AM

    One thing you can always count on in Wisconsin is winter. Winter will come and with it, for some businesses and employees, a time when work simply cannot be done because of the weather. 
    Recognizing that seasonal unemployment is different than

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:49 AM
    Letter to the Editor:
    An open letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:
    The board of Crawling Stone Lakes Association (CSLA)?is strongly opposed to
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:44 AM
    Dear Editor:
    Do you have a loved one who continues to chew or smoke? One way to show them how much you care is to ask the question if you can help them quit. 
    We all know the health risks, such as
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:43 AM
    Letter to the Editor:
    State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) has announced his intention to repeal Wisconsin’s landmark mining moratorium law to make it easier for mining companies to operate metallic sulfide mining operations (gold, copper, zinc) without having to first demonstrate that sulfide mining can be done without polluting the
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:48 AM

    Huge pond hockey event drew teams from 23 states

    More than 2,000 hockey players from 28 states converged on Eagle River last weekend for the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships, one of the most unique hockey events found anywhere in the country.

    The event drew registrations from 290 teams including 40 in the women’s division — with some players and referees coming from as far away as Alaska. Many of the age-based divisions were filled up months ago.

    There are few rural communities that could pull off such

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:42 AM
    Letter to the Editor:
    Gov. Walker announced his proposed 2017-’19 biennial state budget on Feb. 8. Included in his plan is a promise to relieve Wisconsin’s private landowners of the burden of state property taxes “for the first time since 1931.” Can he really do that?
    Article VIII, Section 10 of the Wisconsin Constitution allows the state to
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:41 AM
    Letter to the Editor:
    Looking back at the Republican primary season, readers may remember Jeb Bush’s characterization of Donald Trump as the “chaos candidate.” His was an accurate assessment then; and, based on the unfolding events over the past few weeks, it is even more so today as we witness the
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:40 AM
    Dear Editor:
    I have always been a supporter of Byron McNutt’s commentary, but on Feb. 3 he adventurously attempted to strike a unifying balance between political opponents and their presidents that came off conspicuously lopsided, considering left-wing progressives launched a
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:39 AM
    Letter to the Editor:
    Random Act of Kindness week is Feb. 14-20. Please consider doing something nice for other people, not just this week, but all year long. 
    Pay it forward by paying for someone’s coffee, letting someone else go first, helping someone
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