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Invasive water flea limited to Star Lake
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Of 28 Vilas County lakes surveyed for spiny water fleas last summer, only Star Lake in the town of Plum Lake was found to have the aquatic invasive species and a plan has been devised to limit its expansion to other lakes.

“This was the only spiny water flea finding in all the approximately 265 lakes surveyed statewide,” said Vilas County invasive species coordinator Ted Ritter.

The spiny water flea, found in all of the Great Lakes, eat zooplankton

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:46 PM
Klondike Days just 10 days away
Native American dancers will perform in the Northland Pines auditorium both days during Klondike Days Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2.                               —STAFF PHOTO

Most activities return for 24th annual event

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Thousands of people of all ages are expected to attend the 24th annual Trig’s Klondike Days in Eagle River Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, for family fun, historical exhibits, competitions and entertainment.

“Klondike Days was originally developed to encourage families to enjoy the North Woods in winter,” said Klondike Days Executive Director Amy Young. “Today, Klondike Days

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:44 PM
Big attraction
Snowmobilers by the dozens stopped at the Eagle River Ice Castle over the weekend, admiring the structure near the Depot Museum. This was the scene Saturday as several large groups took a break.                  —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:41 PM
Preliminary hearing ordered for Rosner
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A preliminary hearing was ordered on felony charges against Andrew Rosner, 28, of Eagle River and will be next Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Vilas County Circuit Court.

Rosner faces two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the alleged stabbing Feb. 1 of Morgan Maney, 20, also of Eagle River. The criminal complaint indicated Rosner knew Maney was pregnant at the time of the incident, hence the second felony charge is against an unborn child by use of a dangerous weapon.

In an adjourned initial appearance last Thursday,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:41 PM
City works on agreement for housing development
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A developer’s agreement affecting up to 19 acres of land on Eagle River’s northwest side was given a first review by the Eagle River City Council last week, with authorization to continue discussions that could bring up to 60 duplex and multiple- family housing units into the city.

The site is located between Mill Street and Illinois Road on property owned by Kay and Junior Ludwig, who would provide the land to S.C. Swiderski LLC of Mosinee, a for-profit entity with a diversified portfolio of properties.

The proposed agreement indicates the development would add a minimum of $1.5 million

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:40 PM