New Bridges for ATV/Snowmobiles in Barron CountyNew ATV/Snowmobile bridges across the Red Cedar River in Barron County are being put into place this week. The installation means motorists will be making some detours while the bridges are being assembled and erected. Barron County Highway W will be closed at the Red Cedar River west of Cameron today, with a detour using County Highway O and U.S. Highway 8. Barron County Highway D will be closed at the Red Cedar River tomorrow (Thursday). The road closures should only last one day, and the new bridges will take ATV and Snowmobile traffic off county highway bridges, making it safer for trail users and motorists.
Posted by Ryan Quinn
Milk Alternatives Becoming More PopularAlternatives to dairy milk, which include almond milk, soy milk and rice milk, are becoming more popular for various reasons, according to dairy industry observers. The competition from non-dairy sources is attributed to several factors including dairy allergies, vegetarians, vegans and people who generally don't want to drink dairy. The global marketing research firm Nielsen says dairy milk sales still dominate the milk market but that almond milk has seen an 8 percent growth rate. Another market research firm, BCC Research, says global market milk alternatives in 2014 reached $5.8 billion. Dairy farmers in Wisconsin say the competition isn't helping an already-suffering industry.
Posted Dec 6, 2016, 5:31 AM by Ryan Quinn
Duffy To Join Trump TransitionWisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy is joining the Trump transition team. The President-Elect's team says the 7th District Representative will be joining the transition team's Executive Committee, although it is unclear what responsibilities Duffy will take on. Duffy was an early supporter of Trump and worked with the Presidential candidate during the campaign. Duffy won reelection to the House of Representatives last month.
Posted Dec 6, 2016, 5:24 AM by Ryan Quinn
Delisting The WolfSenator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Representative Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) are calling on Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) to press her Senate colleagues to allow wolf delisting in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming. Congress is on the brink of passing the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, which includes delisting language.
Posted Dec 5, 2016, 6:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
62 People Killed In Traffic Crashes In Wisconsin Last MonthA total of 62 people were killed in traffic crashes last month, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Traffic fatalities last month were 13 more than November 2015 and 14 more than the five-year average for the month of November. Five people died in crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, to midnight on Sunday, Nov. 27. Last year, four people died in crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period. As of the end of November, 550 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes this year.
Posted Dec 5, 2016, 5:55 AM by Ryan Quinn
Area Happenings Next Month: 2016 Lake Run, Booster Days, Voyager Vilage Arts & Crafts Show and moreHere's a preview of what's happening in our area next month.2016 Lake Run -September 3rdLakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to runsignup.com and search “LFRC Lake Run and 5k” or call LFRC at 715-635-4669. the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days -September 2nd, 3rd and 4thThe Weyerehauser Community Club presents the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days. September second through the fourth. All Booster Days events feature FREE ADMISSION with fun for the whole family!Events include softball, pickleball, craft sale, five-k run ...
Posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:06 AM by Ryan Quinn
Cakes @ The Lake - Hunt HillJoin Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, in Sarona, on Saturday for the Cakes at the Lake program.Cakes at the Lake is an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast followed by a free nature program, great for all ages, sponsored by the Long Lake Preservation Association.August's nature topic will focus on Beavers with retired WDNR furbearer ecologist, John Olson. Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:45am and the program begins at 10:00am.Menu includes buttermilk and lemon poppy seed pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages. Cost for breakfast is $7 per adult, $3 per child ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635 ...
Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
LFRC Lake Run 2016Lakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday, September 3rd, starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to runsignup.com or call LFRC at 715-635-4669.
Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
Outdoor Family Movie with Rice Lake Public LibraryFriday, August 27th the Rice Lake Public Library will host an Outdoor Family Movie. Summer is winding down and we're celebrating with an outdoor family movie event. Bring chairs or blankets, popcorn and drinks provided.ABOUT THE MOVIE: In this movie a city like no other is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam ...
Posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:30 AM by Ryan Quinn