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Good chief, bad policy
We've all seen the routine in movies where there is a friendly cop and a badgering cop, but in Minocqua this routine is called something else. Here, we don't say, 'Good cop, bad cop,' we call it 'good chief, bad policy.'
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Reader disagrees with Tiffany about prevailing wage reform
To the Editor:

Senator Tiffany's e-update arrived on Dec. 23 with the usual pleasantries, announcements and pictures.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wisconsin: Forward or backward?
To the editor:

It's a new year - time to evaluate events from the last several years. As I ponder the direction our state is moving, I am disturbed.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Natural resources policy needs bold change
Have you ever met someone who wants to destroy air and water? We haven't.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Two cheers for Michael Schiek
We're never shy about telling things like they are, nor do we hesitate to admit when we're wrong, and it's the latter we are doing this week.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Reader sounds off on gas prices
To the editor:

The "Gas Watch" on the front page of the newspaper is a real "sore spot" for me.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hunters questioning 30 percent increase in Northern Region buck kill
This thing about registering deer electronically should be fairly straightforward, right?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A chance for a new start at the DOT
A few years back, this newspaper called upon Gov. Scott Walker to fire DOT secretary Mark Gottlieb.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

In support of back-in angled parking downtown
To the editor:

Back-in parking may not be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but you won't know either way until you've had a bite.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hindman responds to student's letter
To the editor:

Hello Rhinelander

Mr. Millot, you wrote a nice response. I respect your letter using nice words and good feelings about your school and staff but obviously my letter was not ridiculous and or insulting. Don't attack the messenger, help fix the problems.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Poll workers want county clerk to apologize to Stella clerk
To the Editor:

We are poll workers for the town of Stella. We worked the presidential election and (Stella clerk) Amy (Zdroik) did an excellent job. She held several training sessions, set up and tested the machines. She did an excellent job setting up the poll books.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Treasurer shares information on tax bills
To the editor:

Oneida County taxpayers should have received their 2016 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact the county or your local treasurer.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tis the season
To the editor:

Tis the season to share the greatest gift of all. One that is everlasting and it's one that rejects a price tag.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Of desperadoes and Russians
Back in 2009, just after Barack Obama was sworn in, the conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh opined that he hoped the new president would fail.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Crony capitalism for the people
When a politician does what he says he's going to do, you'd better get ready for the flak from the ideological and special-interest hacks.

And so it was that President-elect Donald Trump got both the Left and Right in a dither recently when he made good on his promise to save jobs - about a 1,000 of them, give or take - that Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technologies, said it was going to move to Mexico.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

No lesson learned for LRES committee
When it comes to some local government officials, it's beginning to seem like you can't teach an old dog new tricks, although these tricks should have been taught a long time ago.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A standing ovation for local election officials
As we report in today's edition, in the wake of the state's presidential recount, county, city, and town clerks are being inundated with open records requests related to the election, and some of the requests are quite significant.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Local organization still looking out for animals
To the Editor:

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

California Dreamin'
Years ago, living in New York City, my wife and I, excitedly awaiting the birth of our child, attended Lamaze classes in Manhattan to prepare for what we hoped would be natural childbirth.

These weren't just any Lamaze classes. It was called Fusion Lamaze, or something similarly exotic, a 1980s update to the techniques popularized in the 1940s.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

More like a sinking Titanic taking parks down, too
To the editor:

A recent comment in the paper compared funding the golf course to the Titanic. Very true and it's already going down and apparently has been for some time to the tune of more than a million dollars of taxpayer money. Money that will not be paid back.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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