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  • Schimel Awards More Grants Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has awarded nearly $4 million to 89 schools and school districts across the state in another round of grants to enhance school security.  Schools in Northwest Wisconsin included in this round of grants include: Barron Area School District, $98,592;Bloomer School District, $65,075;Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, $205,023;Clayton School District, $62,339;Flambeau School District, $61,856;and Hayward Community School District, $120,261.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • WisDot Conducting Public Involvement Meeting The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Northwest Region is conducting a Public Involvement Meeting regarding the US 63 (River Street) reconstruction project, from Greenwood Avenue to Poplar Street, in the city of Spooner. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Spooner City Hall, 515 North Summit Street, Spooner, WI 54801. The meeting will follow an open house format with a brief presentation beginning at 5:15 p.m. Maps of the project area and preliminary plans will be on display, and WisDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions, and take written and verbal comments.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • 55th Annual Bluegill Festival Begins Today The 55th annual Birchwood Bluegill Festival begins today and runs through Sunday.  Events this year include the fish fry tonight beginning at 5pm, with other events including kids activities, the queen coronation tonight, the grand parade on Sunday at 1pm., the 5k run walk tomorrow, and much more. Music this year includes North 35, Mickey and the Monsters, Four Some, R Country Offspring, and Divided Highway, all with free admission.  The Bluegill Fest is presented by the Birchwood Lions Club and all beer and festival concession sales support the local community. For a complete schedule of events, check online at  birchwoodwi.com
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Duffy Co-Introduces Ag and Legal Workforce Act Congressman Sean Duffy has co-introduced the Ag and Legal Workforce Act. The legislation creates a new, workable agricultural guestworker program, known as the H-2C program, to ensure America’s farmers and ranchers have access to a reliable workforce. Currently, agricultural guest worker programs do not work well for dairy because the industry is not seasonal. This bill modifies the existing visa program to allow dairy workers to hold a visa for 18 months, giving Wisconsin farmers certainty about the stability of their workforce.
    Posted Jul 19, 2018, 5:24 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Pettit Arrested Again For the second time in a week, the wife of a man who was fatally shot in his driveway in Rusk County in May has been arrested. Tracy Pettit and Kristopher Reid were both arrested, just seven days after they were last arrested, this time for violating their signature bonds by using drugs.  The pair was originally arrested a week ago durng a search that found meth, THC and drug paraphernalia.  Tracy Pettit is the widow of Robert Pettit who was shot in the head in his driveway on May 18. Preston Kraft is charged in Pettit's death.
    Posted Jul 18, 2018, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Barron County Fair
    Posted Jul 17, 2018, 7:52 AM by Jenny Polzin
  • Community News Through July The American Red Cross is now facing an emergency blood shortage following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood donations, with hundreds fewer blood drives than a typical week and a resulting decline in donations. Right now, blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. All eligible donors are urgently needed to give now to help replenish the blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Additional blood donation opportunities:Turtle Lake 7/11/2018: 12p-6p, St. Ann Catholic Church, 320 Pine St. S.Sarona 7/12/2018: 1p-7p ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2018, 7:20 AM by Adam Hutton
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