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  • Rice Lake City Council Approves Conditional Petroleum Permit, Recognizes Area Youth The Rice Lake City Council met last night and approved a conditional use permit to allow for petroleum product storage at the city’s North Industrial Park. Although residents living near the park oppose the change, the council voted 6-2 in favor of the change.  Also last night, a Rice Lake area youth was recognized for preventing a potential tragedy. Just days before Halloween, Abigail Clark was staying over-night at a friend’s house in the 1000 block of Linden Avenue in the City of Rice Lake, when she woke up the adult occupant in the home and explained that she was not feeling well.  A little while later, it was determined that a severe carbon monoxide condition ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Xcel To Hike Rates Next Year If you're an Xcel Energy customer, get ready to pay more next year.  The Wisconsin State Public Service Commission has approved Xcel's request to raise rates.  The typical electricity user will pay about $2 more a month, and Xcel's natural gas customers will pay about $4.75 a month more.  The increases start January 1. Xcel says the increases are necessary for continued investment in distribution facilities, along with electric generation and transmission.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Go Slow In The Snow - 1 to 3 Inches Possible Today More snow fell over Northwest Wisconsin last night and the National Weather Services has a winter weather advisory in effect until 3pm this afternoon for much of the region. Mixed precipitation is expected and minor ice accumulations may result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Total snow accumulations are expected to be in the 1 to 3 inch range along with ice accumulations of up to 5 hundredths of an inch are expected. Travelers are cautioned to be prepared for reduced visibilities at times as northwest winds increase, and go slow in the snow.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Lawmakers Consider Bill To Allow Recognition of Tribal IDs Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow members of federally recognized tribes to use their tribal identification cards for voter registration and more. The bill would allow tribal ID cards to be used to pick up medication at a pharmacy, as well as buy alcohol and tobacco products. State Sen. Jerry Petrowski, R-Marathon, who supports the bill, says other states recognize tribal IDs as official forms of identification, including Idaho, Minnesota and Washington.
    Posted Dec 12, 2017, 4:58 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Hemp Advocates Say Wisconsin Must Get Up To Speed EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Hemp advocates say Wisconsin's marketplace must get up to speed now that hemp production has been legalized in the state.    Farmers will have to learn how to grow hemp, obtain seeds, modify farm equipment and build hemp processing plants.   Hemp processors and equipment could get into the market quickly enough for production to begin in the spring, Governor Scott Walker signed a bill legalizing hemp production in Wisconsin last month.
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:55 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through December WESTconsin Credit Union is collecting new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves that will be distributed locally to families in need with their Mitten Tree. Donated items can be handmade or store purchased. You can also donate by purchasing a paper ornament. More details at any WESTconsin Credit Union location. Through DecemberYou or your group can now sign up to be bell ringers for the Salvation Army. Shifts are Monday through Saturday, most sites 9am-7pm, through December 30th. To sign up, call 715-234-2799, or go to sabarron.orgThrough December The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2017, 6:31 AM by Adam Hutton
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