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  • Safe Well Legislation A conservation group is asking private well owners to support legislation to help protect private well drinking water.The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection estimates one-fifth of private wells in rural Wisconsin contain levels of agricultural pollution that make the water unsafe to drink. The legislation, known as LRB 1197, makes it easier for more households to replace their contaminated wells by increasing the amount of annual family income that qualifies for the state’s well compensation grant program. The bill also removes the requirement that a well must be used for livestock to qualify for the grant. More information about the safe private well legislation is available on-line at:
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Bridge Closure Delay The snowy weather has delayed bridge work in Rice Lake today.  The planned Main Street bridge closure this morning has been postponed until tomorrow.  Yesterday, three 140-foot cement girders were placed for the southern half of the new span.  Weather permitting, the other three girders will be placed tomorrow between 830am and 12 Noon.  Motorists are encouraged to follow the detour signs tomorrow using Allen Street, Wisconsin and Messenger street. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Safe Produce Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will begin inspecting produce farms for compliance with federal food safety regulations this year.The inspections are part of the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule to better protect public health by focusing food safety efforts on prevention of foodborne illnesses.  Throughout the implementation, DATCP will continue to provide education and training to help produce growers implement nationally standardized food safety practices. More information about training dates and how to register is availableonline at:
    Posted Jan 21, 2019, 6:36 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • New Superintendent of Wisconsin State Patrol Effective today, Major Anthony Burrell is the new Superintendent of the Wisconsin State Patrol.  Burrell has a law enforcement career spanning nearly 30 years.After graduating with the State Patrol’s 40th recruit class in July of 1990, Burrell began his career as a trooper in St. Croix County. In December of 2016, Burrell was promoted to Major and Deputy Director of the State Patrol’s Bureau of Field Operations which oversees about 385 law enforcement personnel and an annual budget of $45 million.
    Posted Jan 21, 2019, 6:35 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 10th Annual EATS Event To Be Held In February Mingle, eat, drink, and be entertained while strolling through UW-Eau Claire -- Barron County’s attractive public spaces at the 10th annual Educational Assistance Through Scholarship event, a unique fundraising experience on Saturday, February 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire -- Barron County (UWEC-BC) in Rice Lake. The menu features sample-sized gourmet and ethnic appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks prepared by area restaurant chefs, bakers, brewers and UWEC-BC faculty and staff.  Guest chefs will be located throughout Ritzinger and Meggers Halls with many activities taking place in The Commons.  The event will have more than 35 sampling tables featuring familiar favorites, international flavors, locally distilled beverages and brews ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2019, 6:33 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through JanuaryThe American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O, and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to donate at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).January 23rd WednesdayThe American Legion Burger Night is Wednesday from 5p-7p at the Rice Lake Veterans Center. Menu includes burgers, wings, shrimp, fries, and onion rings. The public is welcome. The bar opens at 4p daily.January ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2019, 9:59 AM by Adam Hutton
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