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Oborn seeks job downstate, hires lawyer
Rhinelander city administrator Blaine Oborn is a candidate for a job in southern Wisconsin and has also retained a lawyer for an issue yet to be publicly disclosed. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DRI planning special meeting to discuss future
The downtown Business Improvement District (BID) will soon be no more, but Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (DRI) plans to continue its advocacy for a strong downtown Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Monday, April 20, 2015

Agreement sought on Heal Creek proposals
Competing proposals for how to use a large plot of land owned by Oneida County might soon not be in competition. (Subscriber access)
Friday, April 17, 2015

County declines dog park near airport
Oneida County will not allow a dog park to be built on vacant property near the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, but park advocates are still hopeful for the future. (Subscriber access)
Friday, April 17, 2015

In the ditch
A semi and minivan collided just after 7 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 8 West near South Rifle Road.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring trimming
Workers were seen cutting trees near the Claridge Days Inn in Rhinelander Thursday morning.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Council approves contract with MSA for public safety building roof repair
The city is moving forward with its plan to repair sections of the roof of the public safety building which houses the city's police and fire departments. (Subscriber access)
Friday, April 17, 2015

City Digest
This edition of the City Digest will focus on issues discussed at Monday's City Council meeting.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Stuck truck
The Davenport Street overpass ensnared an Xtrux Inc. semi Monday afternoon.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Council verifies petition to dissolve BID
The downtown Business Improvement District (BID) will be no more. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wage protest
About 40 people gathered at the corner of Lincoln Street and South Oneida Avenue Wednesday afternoon to protest for workers' rights and a higher minimum wage.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Man causes disturbance in St. Mary's ER
A 49-year-old town of Harrison man was arrested last week after threatening to kill everyone in the emergency room at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital along with any law enforcement officers who might respond to the scene. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 10, 2015

Voters approve premier resort tax
By a two-to-one margin voters in the city of Rhinelander have approved a 1/2 cent on the dollar sales tax on tourist-related items sold, leased or rented through tourism-related retailers.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BREAKING: Election results
The unofficial results of the 2015 spring election.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Winter strikes back
It may be early April, but this was no joke.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Premier resort area tax referendum set for Tuesday
Rhinelander residents will find a special referendum question on the ballot when they head to the polls Tuesday. Voters will be asked to weigh in on whether the city should implement a premier resort area tax.
Friday, April 3, 2015

Petition to dissolve BID on path to ratification
Rhinelander City Administrator Blaine Oborn on Thursday announced his preliminary analysis shows organizers of a petition submitted Feb. 5 to dissolve the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) have been successful. (Subscriber access)
Friday, April 3, 2015

Petition to dissolve BID on path to ratification
Rhinelander City Administrator Blaine Oborn on Thursday announced his preliminary analysis shows organizers of a petition to dissolve the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) have been successful.
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Small crowd speaks out in favor of premier resort area tax
Four members of the public attended the city of Rhinelander's final informational session Monday on the premier resort area tax. While the crowd was small, those who voiced their opinion spoke out in favor of the tax, a change in the wind from the city's last informational session which focused on affected business owners. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RFD welcomes two new firefighters, promotes two to lieutenant
Good things have come in twos for the Rhinelander Fire Department over the last few months as it has welcomed two new firefighters while celebrating the promotion of two other members to lieutenant.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

City panel seeking input as it prepares to apply for Packers grant
The letter has been sent, but there's still much more work to be done. As it prepares to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Green Bay Packers' week-long training camp at Sarocka Field in late August 1935, the Rhinelander Historic Preservation Commission met Thursday to discuss the next steps in the planning process. (Subscriber access)
Friday, March 27, 2015

Ban on front-yard parking back in effect April 1
Beginning April 1, cars in the city of Rhinelander will have to be parked on the street or in driveways. Parking in front yards will no longer be allowed.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Oborn preparing for Heal Creek meetings
Rhinelander City Administrator Blaine Oborn is gearing up for a couple of months of meetings regarding the Heal Creek property. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

'We're going to pump it up to the City Council'
After being shuffled back and forth between the Parks, Buildings and Grounds Committee and the City Council for months, Rhinelander's bounce house ordinance is ready for a final review by alderpersons. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Premier resort area tax info session rescheduled
The city of Rhinelander's informational session regarding the proposed premier resort area tax scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday evening has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. March 30, the city announced in a press release Monday afternoon.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Meeting of the minds
A large and diverse group gathered Friday in City Hall for an economic development session sponsored by the city of Rhinelander and the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce. (Subscriber access)
Monday, March 16, 2015

City Digest
The city digest is a new feature that will include updates and provide information on issues and projects within city of Rhinelander government. (Subscriber access)
Friday, March 13, 2015

City Council approves ambulance fee increase
An ambulance ride in the city of Rhinelander will cost more than what's been charged since 2011 under increases to the fee schedule approved Monday by the Rhinelander City Council. And if the patient is not a city resident, it will cost even more. (Subscriber access)
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Friday, March 13, 2015

City investigating options for Lincoln Street maintenance
The five-lane section of Lincoln Street - from Evergreen Street to Eisenhower Parkway - is in need of repair. How to go about repairing it is a question the city of Rhinelander is trying to answer. (Subscriber access)
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Discussion of city-owned vehicle accident postponed
Concerns regarding the "image of the city" caused Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns to instruct alderpersons not to discuss at Monday's City Council meeting the accident City Administrator Blaine Oborn was involved in while operating a city-owned vehicle Feb. 10. (Subscriber access)
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


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