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Past concerns still valid for more piers at lodge PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

We wish to strongly object to the Wild Eagle Lodge pier proposal scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has tentatively approved the placement of five piers with a capacity of 68 boat slips on the beds of Duck and Lynx lakes.

A similar but even smaller proposal was denied a number of years ago and nothing has substantially changed since then. The concerns at the time were for safety and congestion on the Chain. We cannot understand why the DNR would tentatively approve this.

Furthermore, it is a complete injustice to the riparians on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes to schedule such an important hearing in April when most residents are not even present.

All the past concerns are still valid. There is currently a lake management study underway that should be completed before any project like this should go forward. The size and scope of this project looks like a private marina with piers jutting well out into both lakes. With regulations requiring slow-no wake near piers, this will severely restrict boat traffic on both lakes.

If this concerns you too, you need to contact Kyle McLaughlin by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or writing to him at 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander, WI?54501. You must include the docket number: IP-NO-2013-64-0359.

Tom and Marsha Newkirk

Eagle River

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:00 AM


-9 #2 Frank Gabl 2014-04-18 07:22

Here’s some real fringe lunatic change on a national basis – not just a tiny section of America.

Here’s that same fringe lunatic change in operation – the only way for it to succeed in America.

Here’s the other way fringe lunatic change can succeed. Look closely into the eyes of the first little girl when she stops singing and watch her mouth. Can you feel her pain of confusion?

What a sad and disgraceful time in American history.
+10 #1 2014-04-17 16:57
I know the only constant is change, but the change in WERL-AM, from a wonderful radio ambience, especially in the morning is a shame. Compounding it is an echo chamber of the Right Wing lunatic fringe. It was a sad moment for the area.

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