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  • Sheriff Asks Hunters Keep Watch For Closs Clues Tomorrow will bring a lot of hunters into the woods, and this year, officials are asking them to watch for deer and any evidence that might be a clue in the Closs family case.  Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the Jayme Closs case remains the number-one priority in Barron County and across the nation. Investigators continue to follow up on leads, expand and view recovered video from the area and explore all digital evidence. 
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 6:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Jennie-O Recall Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron is recalling approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. The raw ground turkey products items were produced on September 11, 2018.  The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-190" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.  State and Federal officials have been working together on an illness cluster involving 164 case-patients in 35 states. FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 6:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 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 Nov 15, 2018, 6:04 AM 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 Nov 15, 2018, 6:02 AM 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
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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). Barron 11/19/2018: 12p-6p, Community Center, 800 Memorial DriveCumberland 11/20/2018: 12p-6p, American Legion, 1225 ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 11:43 AM by Adam Hutton
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