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Lincoln County was created by the Wisconsin Legislature on March 4, 1874, with a population of 895, and land area of 2,750,000 acres. At that time Lincoln County included most of present day Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as parts of present day Langlade, Taylor, Price and Iron Counties. Lincoln County reached its present size in 1885.

The early progress of Lincoln County is synonymous with the growth of the logging industry. The pines and virgin hardwood forests attracted loggers from far and wide. As operations grew, settlements sprang up bringing the need for stores and other business places. In clearing the forest, the lumbermen were opening the way for the farmer.

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2014-2015 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program
The Lincoln County Department of Social Services is accepting requests for appointments to apply for the 2014-2015 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) for Lincoln County residents.

Click here for appointment information.
Election Results - 2014 August Election

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for 2014 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
Summer ATV Trails
The state-funded Lincoln County Summer ATV trail system will open for use at 8 am on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Lincoln County's summer ATV trail system are open to side-by-side UTV's that meet the standard definition and are registered with the Wisconsin DNR.

Please use caution as some areas are still wet and in early season condition.

For public ATV & UTV registrations, in addition to the 2 side decals furnished by DNR, owners will be required to furnish their own rear plate. Access the following link for detailed information: www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/d/2012_utv.atv_info.pdf
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Sep. 24, 2014 - 10:00 am
Local Emergency Planning Committee - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 156
Merrill, WI 54452
Sep. 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Solid Waste Committee Meeting - Linocln County Solid Waste Office
N4750 Landfil Lane
Merrill, WI 54452
Sep. 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Community Care of Central Wisconsin (CCCW) - CCCW
2500C South Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868
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