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There were several emotional moments at the Northland Pines High School graduation ceremony Sunday. Above, senior Gavin Harris carried in the gown and cap of student Vincent Kadlubowski, who died earlier this year.                          —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:44 PM
Lac du Flambeau rejects ATV referendum 126-79

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians rejected a referendum last week to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on tribal lands.

The referendum, last Thursday asked the question: “Do you approve of the use of an ATV trail on tribal lands, excluding Bear River?”

The referendum did not pass, with 79 yes votes and 126 no votes. Of the 205 total votes cases, tribal officials said there were no spoiled or invalid votes.

According to a tribal spokesperson,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:42 PM
Nielsen of Eagle River to serve on Nicolet Board of Trustees

Sharon Nielsen of Eagle River is among two other members who recently were appointed to serve as members on the Nicolet Board of Trustees.

She will serve a two-year term, completing a term for a vacant position.

Joining Nielsen will be Bob Martini and Brian Diel,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:40 PM
Oldenburg Group receives Nicolet award
Oldenburg Group recently received the Nicolet College Foundation Friends and Partners Award. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, David Stofflet, fabrication production  coordinator; Bob Martini, Nicolet College Foundation president; Dan Bruso, Oldenburg Lake Shore plant manager; and Gayle Rutlin, Oldenburg Human Resources generalist.       —Contributed Photo

The Nicolet College Foundation recently presented its 2014 Friends and Partners Award to the Oldenburg Group for its long-standing partnership with the college and its welding program.

“Without question, the company has become a critical support to an effective instructional trade program at the college,” wrote Brigitte Kumbier, dean of Trade,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:38 PM
Drain Campaign geared to battle AIS

While many anglers and boaters are heading out on North Woods lakes, county and state aquatic invasive species (AIS) staff, volunteers and wardens have been preparing for another season of preventing the spread of invasives throughout Wisconsin waterways.

According to research from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and partners, the public is well aware of the need to remove all aquatic plants from boats and trailers while entering and leaving a lake. Watercraft inspection surveys by the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program show that more than 90% of boaters say they are aware of Wisconsin’s laws to prevent the spread of AIS, up from just 21% in 2004.

“However, there remains a need to inform

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:37 PM