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  • Sheriff Fitzgerald: ALICE Training Available Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida is a tragic reminder of how quickly things can go from normal to deadly. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the shooters motives may vary, but the loss of life can be reduced if you are prepared and respond quickly to the threat. To set up an ALICE active-shooter training session for your school, church or business, contact Sheriff Fitzgerald at 715-537-3106.
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Test Drive…Next Stop Reality Returns To Barron County. Test Drive…Next Stop Reality returns this spring to Barron County. Test Drive is a reality fair that provides students from area high schools with the opportunity to explore their future careers in conjunction with the financial challenges of daily life that lie ahead of them and must go through a hypothetical month of paying all bills to see how the career they have chosen will provide for their living expenses. Organizers are seeking volunteers to make the Test Drive fair possible at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) in Rice Lake on Thursday, March 15th, 2018. This annual event is a great platform for community members to make a difference in the lives of area youth in a unique ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:07 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Police Investigate Fatal Head On Collision Police are investigating a head-on crash that killed 54-year old Jena D. Anderson of Boyceville on State Highway 79 Monday afternoon. Investigators believe the 47-year old driver of a northbound SUV, Todd Dormanen, crossed the centerline and hit the Anderson’s SUV. Anderson’s 19-year old daughter was also injured and taken to an area hospital.Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor and criminal charges against Dormanen will be determined by the Dunn County District Attorney once all of the evidence is gathered. 
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Ag Census Returns Wisconsin prides itself as an agricultural leader. There is another agricultural title the state is currently chasing - the most returns of the Census of Agriculture. Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Sheila Harsdorf reminds farmers to return their questionnaire if they have not already done so. The U.S. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts the Census of Agriculture once every five years. As of February 14, about 45% of Wisconsin farmers had returned their questionnaires. This is the fourth highest response rate in the country but lagging two of Wisconsin’s neighbors: Iowa and Illinois.
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Bear Tracks Bar Fire Not Suspicious The cleanup has begun after yesterday’s early morning fire that destroyed a bar in Birchwood.  Investigators say the fire that destroyed the Bear Tracks Bar and Grill in Birchwood was not suspicious in nature.  Birchwood Fire Chief Ken George said when firefighters arrived at the pre-dawn blaze, two men entered the building but the fire was already too intense.  Chief George says the state fire marshal was at the scene yesterday and it will take a few weeks before a report on the official cause of the blaze will released. 
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 5:46 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • WJMC / S&S Glass & Door Indoor Garage Sale NEARLY 60 DIFFERENT GARAGE SALES ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!  JOIN US SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17TH AT THE BACC IN BARRON FROM 8AM TO 3PM.  ADMISSION IS $1.00 FOR ADULTS $0.50 FOR KIDS!
    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 4:46 PM by Jenny Polzin
  • Community News Through FebruaryThe Rice Lake Public Library is hosting the Olympic Winter Reading Program going now through March 16th.Kids Program:  Complete a Bingo card, filled with fun reading and activity challenges.  Once you have filled in all your squares, bring in your card for a free book and to hang a gold medal on our Winter Olympic Reading Podium.Adult Program:  Stop in to pick up your first Olympic bingo card to start our winter reading program. As participants return their completed bingo cards to the library they will be entered in a drawing at that will be held on Monday, March 19th.  You are invited to complete as many cards as you’re able to.Through February Winter ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2018, 11:01 AM by Adam Hutton
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