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Trolling proposal OK’d in statewide vote

People who participated in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings across the state Monday supported a proposal to allow trolling statewide.

The compromise trolling proposal — which would allow trolling with one line per angler in 17 counties and trolling with three lines per angler in the other 55 counties — was approved 3,646-2,250.

Statewide, the proposal was approved in 61 counties and rejected in 11 counties.

Vilas County sportsmen and -women opposed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:27 AM
Vilas residents vote at fish, wildlife hearing

Vilas County residents voted Monday night to advise the Department of Natural Resources on numerous topics at the annual spring fish and wildlife hearing at St. Germain Elementary School.

A?proposal to increase the size of the trophy bass regulation from 18 inches to 20 inches was passed by a six-vote margin, 87-81.

Among the questions were a number regarding panfish management.

Residents in Vilas County voted in favor (88-81) of keeping the general

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:26 AM
Lake groups receive grants for AIS work

Three Phelps groups
receive over $100,000

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Three Phelps lake groups received funding for continued aquatic invasive species (AIS) population control proj­ects and the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association received funding for management planning, officials said Monday.

Kevin Gauthier, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) lakes management coordinator for the northern region, said eight planning projects were approved for this three-county region, including Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties, along with six AIS control grants.

“We were way over-subscribed this round,”

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:17 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:19 PM )
Tradition continues
The 57th annual Silver Blades Ice Show, the longest running amateur ice show in the state, held three performances at the Eagle River Sports Arena Saturday and Sunday. Taking to the ice were more than 40 enthusiastic youths including, above, Arthur Gloss, Marianna Flores and Ellen Edwards skating to “Who Says.”  —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:16 PM
Pines eyes moving all fifth-graders to Eagle River
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines School District will begin discussions with parents on moving fifth-grade students from Land O’ Lakes and St. Germain elementary schools to Eagle River Elementary School starting with the 2014-’15 school year, according to District Administrator Mike Richie.

Public meetings to gather input are planned Wednesday, April 23, at St. Germain Elementary School and Thursday, April 24, at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School. Both meetings will start at 6:30 p.m.

“This is just the discussion phase,” said Richie Monday. “We want to gather information from parents, staff and the school board.”

Richie said there are several reasons

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:13 PM