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Three snowmobile supporters to be inducted into Hall of Fame

The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, located at the World Snowmobile Headquarters in Eagle River, will induct its 2014 class Saturday, Sept. 13.

This year’s inductees include Gail Hanson of New Hampshire, Larry Shepherd of Minnesota and Lyle Shipe of Michigan, all long-time supporters of snowmobiling in their state.

The 25th annual induction banquet will be held at the Eagle River Inn, with social hour at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m. and the induction ceremonies at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 for the formal sit down dinner.

Other activities during the weekend will include a

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:39 PM
Paul Bunyan Fest
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center held its annual Paul Bunyan Fest downtown last Wednesday. Pictured, the Pinery Boys sang songs from the lumberjack era.          —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:38 PM
Council learns EMS payment could drop 6.5%
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Eagle River City Council learned last week the ambulance subsidy paid to Ministry Health Care will be lowered by 6.5% should the member municipalities all pay by the Jan. 1, 2015, start date of the new contract.

Members of the Ambulance Study Committee asked their communities —?including the city of Eagle River — to absorb a proposed increase for  emergency medical services through Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hos­pital.

While the total subsidy paid by the city of Eagle River

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:37 PM
New sign
 Boat Sport Marina of Eagle River recently donated the funds for a new sign mapping out the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. Taking part in the check donation were, from left, Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association President Paul Hennes and Boat Sport representative John Jr. Mors. Wolf Track Design created the sign.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:36 PM
City resident plans meeting to limit ATVs in Eagle River

Eagle River residents concerned about the possibility of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) gaining access to streets in the city of Eagle River are invited to attend a meeting this Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at Eagle River City Hall.

The meeting is being organized by Mary Jo Berner, a resident of the city, and is not an official meeting of city government.

Berner said she is organizing the meeting to explore a potential petition drive to get a referendum before city voters on ATV operation on streets and property within the city limits.

“There are at least three options for a petition,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:36 PM