Town Equipment for Sale -- posted on Wednesday, March 14 2018

Please see the Auction posting on the postings page.

Seasonal Weight Limits -- posted on Wednesday, March 14 2018

Enforcement of seasonal weight limitations on all Ashland County Trunk Highways will begin at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 12th, 2018. Enforcement will begin at that time and the ban will stay in effect until further notice. The Department reserves the right to post weight limitations earlier than the stated time and date if road conditions necessitate such action.

Haulers should be prepared to obey load postings as soon as they are posted.

Seasonal weight limitations are being placed on Ashland County Trunk Highways pursuant to and under the authority of Wisconsin State Statutes 348.17 and 349.16. Maximum load shall be four (4) tons per axle.

School buses are exempt from County seasonal weight limitations.

There are no other “exceptions” to seasonal weight limits. Special Hauling Permits for essential or emergency hauling are available on a case by case basis from the Ashland County Highway Department.

Request for Proposals -- posted on Wednesday, February 14 2018

The Town of La Pointe is accepting proposals for Solar Array Projects, Multiple Roofs and for Painting the Town Hall. More information on the Postings page.

USDA Funding Available -- posted on Thursday, February 1 2018

Does your home need repairs? Would you like to purchase a home? USDA Rural Development has funding available to purchase and repair homes in eligible rural communities. More Info on the Postings Page

Receive Town Notices by Text -- posted on Wednesday, January 17 2018

To receive texts from the Town regarding road closures, etc. text the word lapointe to 715-800-8210 to get notices sent out by the Town.

Solar Array for the Library and Clinic -- posted on Thursday, June 9 2016

The Madeline Island Library and the La Pointe Clinic are powered by solar energy! You can monitor the solar energy at the following links (please copy and paste): Pointe Community Clinic#/dashboard

Voter ID Laws in Effect -- posted on Monday, January 25 2016

Please find more information on the Announcements page on bringing your ID to the polls on election day!

Video Streaming & Recordings of Town Meetings -- posted on Wednesday, April 16 2014

Town Board meetings are now streaming live during the meeting and recorded. The streaming and the videos can be viewed at

Please note the audio is not great. Adjust volume using computer as well as the volume adjust button on the videos (near the play button).

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The town of La Pointe is located on Madeline Island, the only inhabited island of the Apostle Islands. These islands are located at the western end of Lake Superior, and Madeline Island is a 20-minute ferry boat ride from Bayfield, Wisconsin. For information regarding the ferry system, please click on

One of twenty-two islands in "The Apostles," Madeline Island's population ranges from 220 in the winter to 2500 in the summer. The Island's main industry is tourism, and the jump in summer population is due to the large number of residents who spend all or part of every summer on the Island.

More than one third of the Island consists of parks and wilderness preserves and will, therefore, never be developed. The Island is a nature-lovers' paradise.

Madeline Island welcomes tourists! The Island has an airport with a 3,000-foot paved landing strip. Guest services available on the Island include accommodations, restaurants and bars, a golf course, bicycle, moped, kayak and canoe rental, and full marina services including charter boats. For more information regarding all these and more, please click on the Chamber of Commerce website,

The Island has a police department, a volunteer ambulance service staffed by EMT's and a volunteer fire department.

Sustainability is a way of life for Islanders, who have recycled for over thirty years. Island school children, in addition to their regular curriculum, are taught about local plant and animal life. The Island has a once-a-week farmers' market, a local chapter of Slow Food Nation and a committee actively seeking alternative energy choices for the Island.

There is lots of wildlife on the Island, please watch out while driving. Remember: if you see one deer, there may be another right behind it. 

Dogs are welcome! Please keep your dog on a leash and pick up after it. 

Life in such beautiful surroundings engenders a spirit of stewardship of the earth, air and water!

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