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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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OCTOBER 8, 2018

The Lincoln County Solid Waste Department, Merrill, WI will accept completed Bidder’s Proof of Responsibility forms for construction projects to be performed in 2019, 2020, and 2021 at the Lincoln County Sanitary Landfill (LCSL), Merrill, WI.

The completion of the Statement of Bidder’s Proof of Responsibility form is required prior to submitting a bid for future construction work at the LCSL. Project bids submitted for new construction projects without previous submittal of the Bidder’s Proof of Responsibility Form and notification of successful standing will be rejected from consideration.

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Click the link to proceed to the Solid Waste Department forms to download the Bidder's Proof of Responsibility Form: Click Here
Election Results - 2018 August Election

Click Here for Outstanding Provisional Log
Click Here Lincoln County Results

All Election Night returns are unofficial. For complete and final results for local or school district contests contact each local municipal clerk and/or the school district clerk.
Request for Proposal - Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution
The Lincoln County Information Technology Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to upgrade our current backup and disaster recovery solution.
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Oct. 23, 2018 - 10:30 am
Youth Justice Collaborative Committee - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 156
Merrill, WI 54452
Oct. 25, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Board of Health Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 248
Merrill, WI 54452
Oct. 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
North Central Health Care - Langlade Health Care Center
1225 Langlade Road
Antigo, WI 54409
Oct. 26, 2018 - 10:00 am
Northwoods Rail Transit commission - GLTPA
Lower Level Meeting Room
3243 Golf Course Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501
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Lincoln County is designing a new website that will be mobile friendly, feature rich, and easy to navigate. We're looking for high quality pictures from around the County to use as background images and were hoping you could help. The best photos will be displayed on the new website’s homepage! To submit photos, please email them to kat.hartwig@co.lincoln.wi.us and let us know what area of the County they’re from. Disclaimer: By submitting a picture, you warrant that your submission is not copyrighted and consent to its use by Lincoln County.
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