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Letter to the Editor:
Random Acts of Kindness Week is Feb. 10-16. Please consider carrying out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, and hopefully one day someone might do the same for you.
Paying it forward is easy, doesn’t cost anything and it feels great.
Jan Leschke
Rhinelander

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:17 PM
 
Our View

Legislators should reject the deer unit changes

The Natural Resources Board has approved sweeping deer management changes that include the elimination of in-person deer registration and the realignment of management unit boundaries to county lines — both of which we urge legislators to reject when they review the rules.
As stated by George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation that represents more than 100 conservation and hunting organizations, it makes perfectly good sense to retain deer management units that are easily definable because they were established using highways and rivers, not today’s somewhat invisible county borders.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:09 PM
 
Food service policies explained for Pines

Letter to the Editor:
As the food service director for Aviands Food & Services Management in the Northland Pines School District, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a policy committee meeting to review the school board policy defining negative food service account balance procedures.
An article written in the News-Review by a freelance writer in attendance at this meeting caused some community response. I would like to clarify for the community the information presented by Mr. Ken Anderson.
The committee discussed the food service negative account balance policy. All members were in full agreement that all students be allowed to have lunch, regardless of the extent of a negative account balance.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:07 PM
 
Veteran hunter concerned with new DNR deer rules

Letter to the Editor:
After reading the column about the new rules for the state of Wisconsin deer hunters by Kurt Krueger, I was not only shocked but disappointed that it was approved by the Natural Resources Board. The members must have all been in a hurry to get home and watch a football game.
Here are some of my concerns:
No more in-person registrations, but phone and online call in. Really? This should make it easier for the violators to go home and butcher the animal and go out and harvest another deer. No count there. What about tags when taking deer for processing?

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:07 PM
 
Michigan’s inaugural wolf hunt not justified

Letter to the Editor:
Last week, Adam Bump, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), claimed 17 of the 23 wolves killed during last fall’s wolf hunt (in Upper Michigan) happened in places within known territories of packs repeatedly attacking livestock or pets and exhibiting fearless behavior around people.
Once again, the DNR has stretched the facts.
Data released this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that no wolves were killed near either of the two farms in the Upper Peninsula with the greatest livestock losses to wolves.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:06 PM
 
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