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Trying to pull a fast one

Letter to the Editor:

The proposed addition of five new piers at Wild Eagle Lodge on Duck Lake is at once ludicrous and maddening. It makes what is left of my hair stand on end.

The new owners knew full well that a similar request was turned down by the Department of Natural Re­sources in January of 2007.

The only thing that has changed is that there are more kayakers

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:47 AM
Patriots meeting on sex ed brought community together

Dear Editor:

Tuesday night, April 8,  there was a well-attended meeting of the Northwoods Patriots, a group of which I am a member. We invited a guest speaker, Julianne Appling from Wisconsin Family Action, to talk about the human growth and development class offered by most Wisconsin schools.

This was the result of a recent controversy with respect to a take-home assignment at Northland Pines High School which some parents felt was age inappropriate and did not adequately address all available choices.

Top school officials were in attendance,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:46 AM
Reader appalled at mine for Iron, Ashland counties

Letter to the Editor:

For months now, I’ve followed the mining controversy in Iron and Ashland counties. As a resident of Vilas County, I’m appalled that anyone would even consider such a thing as “the world’s largest open pit mine” anywhere in my state.

You see, I’ve stood at the edge of what was then the world’s largest open pit mine. It was back in the late 1970s, after the Hibbing/Virginia, Minn., mines closed and left everyone’s homes worthless. Standing there at the edge of this unfathomable hole brought one

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:45 AM
Vilas should allow ATVs

Letter to Editor:

According to a recent Department of Natural Resources publication, there are more than 330,000 all-terrain vehicles (ATV)/utility-task vehicles (UTV) registered in our wonderful state. Hmmm, sounds close to snowmobile registrations or even greater. Isn’t it time for Vilas County to realize this is an outdoor sport and it deserves to be allowed in our county?

Areas like Three Lakes and Sugar Camp

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:45 AM
Our view

Wood products industry
doing great things here

The month we are about to leave behind has special meaning to loggers, millworkers, papermakers, foresters and others who work with timber resources — as Wisconsin just celebrated Forestry and Paper Products Month.


That legislative proclamation is an annual reminder of the significance of timber products in terms of economic opportunity, job creation and the health of our forests, both public and private.


Wisconsin remains the nation’s No. 1 paper producer,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:43 AM