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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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Election Results - 2017 General Election - February 21, 2017

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Weight Limits on Lincoln County Highways

Enacted on: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12 noon
WisDOT announces weight limits for North Central Region state highways
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced the seasonal posting of weight limits on state highways in the north central region of the state.
Weight restrictions will be effective at noon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
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Jan. 1, 2017 - Jan. 3, 2018
2017 Holiday Schedule
Mar. 28, 2017 - 10:00 am
Local Emergency Planning Committee - Cancelled - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales ST, Room 248
Merrill, WI 54452
Mar. 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Highway Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 107
Merrill, WI 54452
Mar. 30, 2017 - 11:00 pm
North Central Health Care - North Central Health Care
1100 Lake View Drive, Badger Room
Wausau, WI 54403
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