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  • Learn Walleye Fishing Techniques With the Wisconsin fishing opener just 17  days away, those hoping to snag a trophy walleye can take a class and learn Walleye Fishing Techniques.  The 3-part series will be offered on Thursdays, April 25 thru May 9 from 6-8 PM at UW-Eau Claire -- Barron County in Rice Lake.  These classroom discussions taught by veteran walleye anglers Bert Richard and Jeff Bilodeau, will include identification of walleye lakes, DNR rules and regulations, equipment, baits, locators, seasonal trends and tactics, and a focus group featuring some of the best walleye anglers in northern Wisconsin. Course cost is $49 and includes materials for making a walleye rig. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 5:48 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Barron County Man Dies After Being Pinned Under Vehicle A Barron County man has died after being pinned underneath a vehicle while doing maintenance.  The accident happened just after 6pm Monday night at a residence near Haugen. 50-year old Pat Uchytl was using a forklift to lift a vehicle up to have some work done and the vehicle slipped off and landed on him.  Despite the efforts of first responders, Uchytil was pronounced dead at the scene and the case remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Barron County Medical Examiner’s office.
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Board Supervisor Resigns; Applications Being Accepted Ron Fladten, District 12 County Board Supervisor, has announced his resignation effective immediately creating a vacancy on the Barron County Board of  Supervisors.  Anyone who resides in the City of Barron, Wards 3, 4 & 5, that is at least 18 years of age and is interested in being appointed to fill the balance of the term that runs until April 2020 should send a letter of interest and/or resume’ to County Board Chair, Louie Okey, via email at by April 26, 2019.
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • City of Rice Lake Residents Can Discontinue Running Water All water utility customers in the City of Rice Lake should discontinue running the pencil stream of water. Utility bills will be adjusted for additional water charges. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Rice Lake Utilities at 715- 234-7004.
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 6:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Wisconsin Dairy Proposals Wisconsin’s largest dairy lobbying organization has  announced its key legislative priorities along with recommended budget provisions to support them.  The Dairy Business Association, a nonprofit organization comprised of Wisconsin dairy farmers, milk processors, vendors and business partners, says it's focused on addressing the state’s water quality issues, spurring innovation and supporting workforce development and public safety through a driver’s card for non-citizens.
    Posted Apr 16, 2019, 5:57 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through AprilThe Barron County Department of Health & Human Services-Public Health Programs offers immunizations through the Wisconsin Vaccine for Children Program. Children who are VFC eligible include children through age 18 who are BadgerCare (Medicaid) eligible, children who are uninsured, American Indian or Alaska native children, and underinsured children. Immunizations provided free of charge. For more info call Public Health at 715-537-5691 ext. 6442. Through April The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 5:41 AM by Adam Hutton
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