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  • Osseo Farm's Barn Destroyed by Fire A fire at an Osseo farm destroyed a dairy barn and a new creamery.  According to the Hale Township Volunteer Fire Department, it happened yesterday around 830am. The fire department says the barn is a total loss. The farm's owner, Inga Witscher, is featured on Wisconsin Public Television's series "Around the Farm Table," and has family ties in Barron County.  According to someone with the farm, Inga and the cows are safe. However - calves, the dairy barn, and the new creamery did not survive the fire.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Closs Investigation Continues It was one-month ago today that 13-year-old Jayme Closs disappeared from here home west of Barron. Now, the FBI is looking at new ways to expand the search. Closs disappeared on October 15th when Barron County sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call found her parents, James and Denise Closs, shot to death inside.  Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says it’s been a frustrating month, but says investigators are still working hard to solve the case.  Fitzgerald said the department still gets dozens of tips a day and he believes that one of those tips will crack the case.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Vehicle Tax Coming To Rice Lake The Rice Lake City Council voted 5 to 3 last night to impose a local vehicle registration fee of $20 per year.  Last night's vote was the first reading of the bill, and another vote will be held at the next regular council meeting on November 27th The fee on vehicles weighing less than 8000 pounds would not go into effect until early next year, but is projected to generate about $200,000 annually.  Statewide, almost 20 municipalities and several counties currently have a local auto registration fee.
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:08 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • THIS IS NOT A REPEAT: The Bridge Is Open! (Again) The Main Street Bridge over the Red Cedar River in Downtown Rice Lake has reopened. The Bridge opened yesterday after workers completed needed excavation near the construction site.  The bridge construction is in the middle of a two year project that is expected to be finished by next fall.
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:08 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Kroeze Cruises Through To The Next Round The voters have spoken, and Barron musician Chris Kroeze will stay on NBC’s The Voice for another week.  Last night, the 24 remaining contestants, plus two comeback artists were reduced to 13.  Chris Kroeze will perform again next Monday as the Live rounds continue on NBC’s The Voice.
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:07 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through NovemberAs influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed this fall after Hurricanes Michael and Florence forced the cancellation of about 200 blood drives, causing approximately 7,000 units of blood and platelets to go uncollected. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Additional blood donation opportunities…Rice Lake 11/5/2018: 12p-6p, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 1900 College DriveRice Lake ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 9:53 AM by Adam Hutton
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