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  • Work For Everyone Governor Scott Walker today called for a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature to pass Wisconsin Works for Everyone welfare reform legislation. Proposed reforms under the Wisconsin Works for Everyone plan include requiring participation in the FoodShare Employment and Training program for able-bodied adults; an increase in the work requirement for FoodShare recipients from 20 hours per week to 30 hours per week; requiring participants to pass a drug test and providing treatment for those who fail; implement photo ID for FoodShare participants; and incentivizing businesses participating in the program to encourage expanding their training offerings to serve more workers.
    Posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:54 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Law Enforcement Approve Of Closing Loophole A new law that closed a loophole in underage drinking rules is being praised by law enforcement. The new law makes it illegal to provide a location for underage drinking anywhere is Wisconsin. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the law is now clear that adults who know about underage drinking, or fail to prevent underage drinking on property under their control, will be fined.
    Posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:53 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 31st Annual Barronett Ice Fishing Contest The 31st annual Barronett ice fishing contest is taking place tomorrow on Shallow Lake from 10am to 3pm. Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest game fish and panfish, and there will be door prizes, a soup supper, meat raffle and games, along with an indoor ice fishing contest. Free beer will be offered after the contest and the Ice Mavens will be there to crown the new Ice King and Queen. 
    Posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:51 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Police Release Name Of Child Killed In House Fire Police have released the name of the child killed in a fire Monday afternoon in St. Croix County.  4-year old Jacetin Campeau died of smoke inhalation in the fire that happened around 315pm Monday on Margaret Street in the town of Richmond. Neighbors, family members and first responders attempted to enter the structure to save the child, but due to fire and heat, were not able to do so. Investigators believe an unattended candle in the living room was the cause of the fire. 
    Posted Jan 18, 2018, 5:58 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Schachtner Wins With "Be Kind" Message Democrat Patty Schachtner says her victory in a special Senate election sends a message that voters are tired of negative politics.  Schachtner defeated Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow yesterday in a race to replace Republican Sheila Harsdorf, who is now state ag secretary. It was a big upset for Democrats in a district that is usually reliable for Republicans. Schachtner, the St. Croix County medical examiner and a Somerset school board member, says she ran a positive campaign and has always had a "be kind" message. She says the win could be a bad sign for Republicans across the state later this year.
    Posted Jan 17, 2018, 6:13 AM by Ryan Quinn
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  • Community News Through January January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air that can reach harmful levels when trapped inside buildings. There is overwhelming proof that exposure to elevated levels of radon causes lung cancer in humans. About 1 out of 10 homes in Wisconsin has high radon levels. To find out where you can get a Radon test kit visit lowradon.org Through JanuaryThis January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage. Severe winter weather has had a tremendous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:47 AM by Adam Hutton
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