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  • Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over For Christmas To discourage impaired driving and support public safety, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will patrol in greater numbers for longer hours during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign that begins today and continues through New Year’s Day.  Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 169 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries. Also last year, there were over 24,200 OWI convictions in Wisconsin. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • U.S. House Easily Passed Farm Bill The U.S. House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid. The legislation has already passed the Senate and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.The measure is the result of months of negotiations by lawmakers. It does not make any significant changes to the food stamp program that serves nearly 40 million low-income Americans. Trump and conservatives had pushed to create new work requirements for food stamps, but the Senate rejected the idea. The bill reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs, funds trade programs, expands support for struggling dairy farmers and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp. The House vote was 369 ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Community Continues Holding Hope Community members gathered in Barron last night to maintain hope in the case of missing Barron teen Jayme Closs and her murdered parents.  A Christmas tree with lights and ornaments was lighted as a symbol of that hope, with community and spiritual  leaders, school officials and students attending.  Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald spoke at the gathering and said it's time to believe and it's time to bring hope. After lanterns rose into  the night sky, the night was capped off with  a message from Barron resident and “The Voice” finalist, Chris Kroeze, who praised the communities positivity, and then the song “Let it Be” was played and dedicated to Jayme. Meanwhile, the investigation into the Closs case ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Michael J Duncan Speaking At "Thursdays at the U" Lecture Series Michael J Duncan, a 40-year broadcast veteran and the news director at this radio station, will be speaking today at the weekly lecture series “Thursdays at the U” at the UW-EC Barron Campus.  Mike will have an engaging discussion with those attending, about the role the media plays in everyday lives.The public is encouraged to attend today’s free presentation which begins at Noon at the Blue Hills lecture hall in the Ritzinger Building at the UW-EC Barron Campus.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Rice Lake Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Child Enticement and More A Rice Lake man faces multiple charges in Chippewa County.   36-year-old Brandon Geiger is accused of second degree sexual assault, child enticement, criminal damage to property, and disorderly conduct. The complaint says Geiger physically forced an 11-year-old girl to smoke marijuana.  During the investigation, police interviewed a woman who said Geiger also physically and sexually abused her. If convicted Geiger could spend up to 65 years in prison. 
    Posted Dec 12, 2018, 5:32 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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