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  • 19 Confirmed Cases of Influenza in WI The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says there have been 19 confirmed cases of influenza in the state since the month of September began.Last year – just five confirmed cases occurred during this span. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season really doesn't start until October. Yet, out of the 19 confirmed flu cases this month in Wisconsin, eight of those people have been hospitalized. With the early on-set of the flu, health officials say now is the time to get a flu shot. 
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 5:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Changes Coming For Deer and Turkey Hunters The 2017-2019 bi-annual budget recently signed by Gov. Scott Walker includes changes in deer and turkey tagging that are going into effect immediately. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently implementing changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass tags and hopes to clarify any confusion the new requirements may cause during the fall hunting seasons now underway. Under the new budget law, deer and turkey carcass tags are not required to be issued with licenses. In addition, validation and attachment of carcass tags is no longer required. These changes do not affect other species such as bear, bobcat, fisher, otter or sturgeon.  Canada goose hunters are no longer required to report their daily harvest. DNR ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 5:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Thanks To Wet Spring, Cool Summer, Fall Harvest Behind Schedule With corn and soybeans being some of the most important crops Wisconsin produces, crop watchers say those crops are behind schedule this year thanks to a wet spring and cool summer.  An agriculture agent from UW-Extension said the temperatures as of late are helping, but he anticipates the yield from corn and soybeans will be below average this year.  Farmers are just hoping Mother Nature cooperates so that their harvest doesn't get even further behind schedule.
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 4:57 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Timber Sales On The Rise For Fifth Consecutive Year Timber sales on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest have gone up for the fifth year in a row. The growth in sales isn’t only benefiting loggers, but forest conservation projects.  The national forest is on track to sell more than 123 million board feet of timber this year, which is the most the agency has been able to sell since the mid-1990s. Through the 2014 Farm Bill, the Forest Service says they’ve been able to partner with state and local governments, as well as nonprofit groups, to speed up harvests on the national forest. They say some of the money from those timber cuts will go toward maintaining the health of the forest.
    Posted Sep 22, 2017, 5:13 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Confidential Informant Killed A Bruce man has been charged in connection with a death in Rusk County last December, where the body of a police informant was found in a burned down building.  Sean Grosskreutz, of Bruce, is charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety. The body of Jeffrey Putbrese was found inside the burned building on December 7, 2016. Officials said Putbrese was working as a confidential informant for the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office. Grosskreutz makes his initial appearance in October. If convicted, the maximum sentence is 12 1/2 years in prison.
    Posted Sep 21, 2017, 5:43 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Cumberland Rutabaga Festival (August 24th - 27th, 2017) More information on at the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce website!
    Posted Aug 19, 2017, 9:48 AM by Jenny Polzin
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JR In The Morning Blog

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