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The word from the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is that Patch Media, the AOL-backed website company attempting to be the go-to place for local news in thousands of small communities, will soon be dismantled and sold because it is losing money.


Started in 2007, Patch was meant to be the next big thing in local news coverage. They were hiring hundreds of journalists while traditional media, mostly large daily newspapers, were laying off their reporters by the thousands.


Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:13 PM
Vilas already against motor trolling on lakes

Letter to the Editor:

It is disheartening to see the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has decided the vote taken a year ago to ban motorized trolling needs to be revisited. The vote in Vilas County was overwhelmingly against. Why should it change now?

Not only is it an unfair fishing advantage, but the added traffic adds to pollution of the lakes and chops up the weeds, making it harder to clean the boats when moving from lake to lake.

Vilas County lake associations have

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:12 PM
Pines girls can be proud of effort against Storm

Letter to the Editor:

On Saturday, March 1, I attended the Sectional finals game in girls hockey between the Central Wisconsin Storm team and our Northland Pines Eagles.

In my opinion, I thought our girls skated hard all game and played good enough to have won against almost any team. It was unfortunate to see their season end with a 2-0 loss at home after posting a 13-0-1 regular season conference record, but there is no need to hang their heads.

The girls, the coaching staff and all who are involved with

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:12 PM
Rep. Swearingen working for economy, education

Dear Editor:

I would like to answer Jackie Cody’s letter in the Feb. 26 News-Review titled “Rep. Swearingen deserves the misrepresentation award.”

In her letter, she says Rep. Swearingen misrepresented the people affected by the iron mine in Iron County. Baloney. Ms. Cody should go to Hurley and ask if they are being misrepresented on the mine. She would be booed off the stage as Rep. Bewley was. Gov. Walker received a standing ovation when he was in Hurley.

Ms. Cody, sitting in Rhinelander,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:12 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:33 PM )
Tiffany bills taking rights away from local government

Letter to the Editor:

Sen. Tom Tiffany has introduced yet another bill, Senate Bill (SB) 632, to limit local government control over nonmetallic mining.

In a press release dated Feb. 26, Tiffany included a quote from the Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA) executive director stating that the WTA did not oppose SB 632 and its Assembly companion bill, AB 816.

This was a critical statement for Tiffany because the WTA had strongly opposed

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:11 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:34 PM )