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NR 115 revisions hurt lake protection

Letter to the Editor:

Over a year ago, the Department of Natural Re­sources (DNR) announced it was seeking to revise NR 115, the state administrative code that sets minimum standards for county shoreland zoning ordinances across Wisconsin.

After working through the initial stages of the process, the rule changes were un­veiled at the end of June, and public hearings are set to begin this week at locations throughout Wisconsin and to continue through August.

The rule changes, which Wisconsin Lakes oppose,

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:14 PM
Once again, congrats to paper

Letter to the Editor:

All News-Review friends — once again, it is no surprise that your efforts have been recognized nationally!

All newspaper folk benefit from your commitment to

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:14 PM
Our view

Cancer survivors deserve
the community’s support

The 14th annual Northwoods Relay For Life is scheduled this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, with a goal of raising $73,000 for the American Cancer Society and its research and education programs.


Raising that kind of money in the fight against cancer is extremely significant, but we would argue that the Relay For Life event services an even greater purpose.


This year we are asking more people to attend the event

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:53 PM
Prevent skin cancer when in the outdoors

Letter to the Editor:

You might consider yourself a healthy person if you exercise regularly, eat well-balanced meals and don't use tobacco. But are you doing enough to protect your body’s largest organ — the one that’s most susceptible to cancer? Simply put, how are you protecting your skin?

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types, with 2.2 million people treated for the disease each year in the United States. Many of those people have more than one skin cancer diagnosis.

Although skin cancer risk factors are present year-round,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:53 PM
Congress must act quickly to restore Voting Rights Act

Letter to the Editor:

As the summer heat began to build in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision which gutted key components of the monumental Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.

The decision in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder erased fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting that have been effective for more than 40 years and opened the floodgates for a wave of attacks on voters. Only strong action from Congress can fix the court’s mistake.

Before the ink was even dry on the decision,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:51 PM