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    A former Eagle River man, Jeremiah Solis, entered a no contest plea to one count of homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon in Vilas County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Solis, 21, now of Hazelhurst, was charged with
  • Board forwards $2.6 million idea

    The town of St. Germain will hold two informational meetings on the proposed $2.6 million remodeling of the Red Brick Schoolhouse.
    The public meetings will be this Thursday, April 25, and

  • A multi-county Veterans Benefits Expo will be held this Friday, April 26, at the Army National Guard Armory, 1136 Adams Way, Rhinelander.
    The expo will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Veterans service officers and staff from Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Iron, Langlade and Lincoln counties will be present; however, veterans, dependents and
    While spring is much-welcomed after a long winter in the North Woods, seasonal warm and dry conditions can result in increased wildfire activity. 
    That’s why Paul Stearns with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the Trout Lake Forestry Headquarters is gearing up for spring wildfire season and reminding property owners to
  • A plan to guide outdoor recreation in Wisconsin over the next five years is now available. 

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) finalized the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) and submitted it to the National Park Service for
  • The Northland Pines softball team faced Lakeland in a Great Northern Conference game last Thursday, with the T-Birds coming out on top 12-0.

    Lakeland got off to a quick start with five runs in the first inning. They tacked on four in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to put the
  • Tickets are still available for world-class illusionist Reza Borchardt, who will bring his “Edge of Illusion” tour to the Northland Pines High School auditorium Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. 
    The show is presented by
  • Plans are in the making for this year’s Relay For Life event that will take place Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at its new location at the World Championship Derby Complex, and participants are reminded that luminarias for the Luminaria Ceremony are now on sale.
    According to Relay coordinator Joy Turpin, the Luminaria Ceremony is
  • The Northwoods School of Dance will perform its annual Spring Recital this Saturday, April 27, with shows at 1:30 and 6 p.m. in the Northland Pines Middle and High School auditorium. 
    Area dancers from age 4 to
  • When the county fair rolls into town, one can almost feel the buzz of excitement and electricity as the giant arms of steel are erected, the lights flicker on, the machines creak to life and the plant and animal exhibits start arriving. 
    This is a feeling that Marle Punzel, along with her husband Lynn and son Kurtis, of Conover, has looked forward to each year since
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