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  • Polk Co. Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Weekend Crash Investigators are still looking at the circumstances of a weekend car crash that killed a rural Balsam Lake woman in Polk County.  The accident happened Saturday at 530pm when a truck traveling East on Highway 8 collided with a car at the intersection with 170th St.  The driver of the car, 38-year old Aundreia Schadow was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the pickup truck and a passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Wisconsin Saw A 13 Percent Jump In STIs Wisconsin saw a jump of about 13 percent in reported chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in 2016, according to an annual report from the state Department of Health Services. Chlamydia was especially prominent, making up more than three-quarters of the roughly 33,000 cases reported last year. Southeast Wisconsin, which includes Milwaukee, had the most number of reported cases — 19,259 — compared to other regions in the state. 
    Posted Oct 16, 2017, 5:40 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Man Run Over By Menomonie Police Remains In Rochester Hospital The man hit by a Memonomie police squad car remains in a Rochester hospital.  According to police, the man was lying in the roadway on Wilson Street in Menomonie when a he was struck by the squad car just after 1AM Sunday.  The man was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hosptial in Rochester with life-threatening injuries.  The Dunn County sheriff’s department and the State Patrol are investigating the accident.
    Posted Oct 16, 2017, 5:38 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Faculty Members at UW Two Year Colleges Raise Concerns About Merger Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin two-year colleges are voicing concerns about the planned merger with the state's four-year schools.  In a letter sent to the UW Board of Regents, UW Colleges faculty representatives said they wanted UW Colleges to continue their tradition of open admission and affordability. UW System President Ray Cross announced the merger Wednesday to combat declining enrollment at the two-year schools and keep them open.  If implemented, the proposal would consolidate 2-year programs at UW-Barron County with the 4-year program at UW-Eau Claire.
    Posted Oct 16, 2017, 5:35 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Environmentalists and Tribal Officials Urging Repubs To Drop Bill MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Environmentalists and tribal officials are urging Wisconsin Republicans to drop a bill that would lift the state's nearly 20-year-old moratorium on copper nickel mining.The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Wisconsin Trout Unlimited and Menominee Nation say lifting the moratorium would lead to pollution and ruin the state for generations. The bill's chief sponsors, Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Rob Hutton, say lifting the moratorium would attract mining companies to northern Wisconsin and jump-start the region's economy. The Senate Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry Committee approved the bill last week.
    Posted Oct 16, 2017, 5:33 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • 13th Annual Hunters Feed The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce presents the 13th Annual Hunters Feed on Thursday, November 16th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy Food, Raffles and hunting stories!
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:12 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Wine & Beer Festival The Rice Lake Area Men’s Club presents the 35th annual Wine & Beer Festival at the UWBC Gym on Wednesday, October 18th from 7p until 9:30p. Limited tickets available. $25 in advance. $30 at the door. Select from over 100 wines and beers. Plus raffle and door prizes. Buy your tickets online at
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Moe Lutheran Church Lutefisk Dinner This Sunday Moe Lutheran Church, north of Clear Lake, will host their Lutefisk Dinner on Sunday from 11a until 3p. Cost is $15 for adults with kids six to twelve $7. Lefse will also be for sale. 
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Fall Dinner with Georgetown Lutheran Church This Sunday Georgetown Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake will host their Fall Dinner on Sunday from 11:45a until 1:30p. Menu includes Homemade Swedish Meatballs and pies. Cost is $9 for adults. Kids five to twelve $4 and under five are free. Meals to go are available. Call 715-857-5580 to place your order. 
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • ADRC "Plan For The Unknown" Saturday The ADRC invites you to United Presbyterian Church in Rice Lake for Plan For the Unknown from 9a until noon. Learn about how to handle some of the health and financial difficulties of growing older and how to deal with them. Refreshments will be available. For more info and to RSVP call 715-234-7212 or go to 
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
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