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  • 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 by Ryan Quinn
  • Polk County Segment Of Gandy Dancer Open Starting Monday, December 11th, the Polk County segment of the Gandy Dancer will be open during frozen ground season to ATV/UTV's.  ATV/UTV Users are asked to stay off any side trails and respect other trail users. All ATV/UTV's are required to be registered. A state trail pass is required for nonresidents and can be purchased at any DNR license agent or online. The trail is still CLOSED to snowmobiles. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • There Was Snow Another band of snow moved through the region overnight, covering roads and sidewalks. Up to 3 inches was reported in some areas and motorists are urged to give themselves plenty of extra time to get to their destination today.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Development Team For Telemark Project Has Been Named The development team for the Telemark Resort Project has been named. HK Hospitality has signed an agreement with Cedar Corporation, a Wisconsin-based company, to help restore the historic lodge. Cedar Corporation will provide architectural, civil engineering, economic development and other services during the project. HK Hospitality says the total amount of conference and social event space, as well as the dedicated training center space, will be expanded to 20,000 square feet, the largest amount in northern Wisconsin. The purchase of the Telemark Lodge is expected to be finalized after the new year.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Barron Co. Man Indicted For Possessing/Intent To Sell Methamphetamine A Federal Grand Jury is indicting a Barron County man for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. The indictment accuses 33-year old Daniel Swessel of Barron with possession of methamphetamine on September 1st and October11th. The charges allege that Swessel had more than 50 grams of the drug on him on October 11th. If convicted of both charges, Swessel faces 60 years in federal prison.
    Posted Dec 8, 2017, 5:44 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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