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  • Got Your "Voter ID"? The Wisconsin 2018 fall election is just weeks away and the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.  Most persons already have valid identification for voting purposes such as a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There is no separate “voter ID.”   For persons who need identification to show at the polls for voting, DMV offers free Wisconsin IDs and has a process if the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available. This process, available free of charge, can be used to quickly obtain a receipt valid to take to the polls for voting while the ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Search For Jayme Closs Continues The search for answers continues today in the disappearance of a Barron County teen and the death of her parents.  Autopsies have been scheduled for the parents of missing teenager Jayme Closs. 56-year old James Closs, and 46-year old Denise Closs were found dead inside their home early Monday morning. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says while the death investigation continues, the main focus at this time is locating 13 year-old Jayme Closs, the couple’s teenage daughter. Sheriff Fitzgerald says he doesn’t think the general public is any immediate danger, but they do want people to stay vigilant and report any helpful information to police. An Amber alert has been issued for 13-year old ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Main Street Bridge In Rice Lake Reopened Motorists will be happy to hear the Main Street Bridge over the Red Cedar River in Rice Lake has reopened.  Heavy rain brought work to a halt last week and prevented crews from paving new traffic lanes. The bridge reopened late yesterday afternoon
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 6:45 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 2 Dead, 1 Missing in Barron County Two adults are dead and a teenage girl is missing in Barron County.  Just before 1am this morning, a 9-1-1 call asking for help was made to Barron County Sheriff’s Department.  When deputies arrived at 1268 Highway 8, deputies found 2 dead adults and a 13-year old girl missing from the residence. The girl is Jayme Closs, described at 5-feet tall, 100-pounds with green eyes and Blond or Strawberry hair. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jayme Closs is asked to contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 6:45 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Walker Announces Plan To Create Training Centers At Correction Institutions Building on efforts to grow the state’s workforce, Governor Scott Walker has announced a plan that would create at least five new technical training centers at Wisconsin correctional institutions. The centers would partner with technical colleges and employers to focus on rehabilitating inmates, reducing recidivism, and expanding the workforce.  Governor Walker intends to include the plan in the 2019-21 capital budget proposal and estimates the state’s investment to be between $25-45 million.  The location of the technical training centers would be determined after collaborating with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, legislators, and stakeholders.
    Posted Oct 12, 2018, 5:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through OctoberOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.  Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. 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). As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:09 AM by Adam Hutton
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