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  • Public Hearing Tonight In Spooner A public hearing will be held tonight in Spooner to discuss the design of a new interchange of Highways 53 and 63 and Washburn County highway E in Trego.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is asking the public for design suggestions to make the intersections safer.  Tonight’s hearing will begin at 5pm, with an informational presentation on the project at 515pm followed by public comments until 7pm at the Spooner Agricultural research station.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Drive Sober Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will patrol in greater numbers for longer hours looking for impaired drivers during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that begins tomorrow and continues through Labor Day, September 3. As part of the annual event, WisDOT will utilize federal funds to support public education and outreach, and step-up law enforcement efforts throughout the state. Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 161 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Niles Found Guilty A Ladysmith man convicted in a fatal hit-and-run that happened last year will serve 10 years in prison. In March, Michael Niles was found guilty of hit-and-run involving death. The incident happened in February, 2017, when police found Joseph Hraban lying next to his truck on Lindoo Avenue in Ladysmith.  According to a witness, a green car took off at a high rate of speed after hitting Hraban, who was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.  Niles eventually turned himself in and admitted to drinking and driving before the crash.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • NW Wisconsin Election Results In the 7th Congressional District Democrat primary, Margaret Engebretson captured 58-percent of the vote to defeat Brian Ewert. Engebretson will now face incumbent Republican Sean Duffy in the November election.There were also primaries for local county sheriff’s:Washburn County Sheriff's Race(R) Dennis Stuart: 53%(R) Mike Richter: 47%Burnett County Sheriff's Race(R) Chris Sybers: 51%(R) Ryan Bybee: 49%*Winner will face Independent Tracy Finch in the Nov. 6 general election.Polk County Sheriff's Race(R) Brent Waak: 53%(R) Anthony Grimm: 47%
    Posted Aug 15, 2018, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Barron County Votes Meets Tonight Barron County Votes, a non-partisan group that promotes civic engagement, will meet tonight at 7 pm at Barron City Hall. Anyone who wants to assist with voter registration in Barron County is encouraged to attend. Barron County Votes aims to expand access to the ballot box and to reduce confusion surrounding voting laws and rules. Volunteers can choose their roles and time commitments. For more information, email barroncountyvotes@gmail.com. Barron City Hall is located at 1456 E. LaSalle Ave., and entry is through the side door.
    Posted Aug 15, 2018, 6:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through AugustThere continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage. Red Cross blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in, and right now there is less than a five-day blood supply on hand. All eligible donors are urgently needed to give now to help replenish the blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). August 16th-18th Thursday-SaturdayLong Lake Lutheran Church will host their Community Garage Sale Thursday and Friday from 9a-7p ...
    Posted by Adam Hutton
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