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  • After Nearly Three Hour Stand Off Menomonie Man In Jail A Menomonie man is in jail after a nearly three-hour standoff with the Sawyer County SWAT Team.Deputies in Sawyer county tried pulling over 32-year-old Jason Bremer on Highway B, southeast of Hayward, but he sped off and crashed.  They say when Bremer got out of his vehicle, he had a gun and pointed it at himself. The Sawyer County SWAT Team responded and after about three hours, Bremer was taken into custody.  When searching Bremer's vehicle, police found a BB handgun, marijuana, meth, and drug related materials. The incident remains under investigation.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Sheriff Fitzgerald Hosted Town Hall Last Night Regarding Jayme Closs The search for a missing Barron County teen continues. During a news conference yesterday afternoon, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald updated the community on the status of the investigation into the disappearance of Jayme Closs and the murder of her parents.  Investigators say the believe Jayme is still alive and in danger, and they urge the public to keep calling in tips.  Last night, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald hosted a local town hall meeting for Barron County residents only, with no media access. Fitzgerald said it was an opportunity for law enforcement to connect with the citizens of Barron County, and have a private dialogue about how the community is doing.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Search For Jayme Closs Continues The search for a missing Barron County teen continues. At a news conference yesterday, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are following up on more than 200 tips regarding the disappearance of 13-year old Jayme Closs and the death of her parents early Monday morning.  Sheriff Fitzgerald didn’t share any new information about the case, and said the only credible information about the case would come from him. Justin Tolomeo, special agent with FBI, says investigators are dedicating all their resources to find Jayme.  56-year old James Closs, and 46-year old Denise Closs were found dead inside their home early Monday morning.  Sheriff Fitzgerald says he doesn’t believe the general ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2018, 6:08 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Kroeze Continues On NBC's The Voice Last night on NBC’s The Voice, Chris Kroeze from Barron, went head-to-head with teammate Mercedes Ferreira-Dias. Singing a duet of  the Steve Winwood song “Back In The High Life Again,” Chris was able to beat Mercedes, and Blake Shelton named him the winner of the battle. Chris says being on Team Blake feels right.  Although he doesn’t know exactly when he’ll make his next appearance, Chris Kroeze said he appreciates all the people who have reached out to support him and encourages fans to keep watching for his next appearance on The Voice on NBC
    Posted Oct 17, 2018, 6:07 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Got Your "Voter ID"? The Wisconsin 2018 fall election is just weeks away and the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.  Most persons already have valid identification for voting purposes such as a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There is no separate “voter ID.”   For persons who need identification to show at the polls for voting, DMV offers free Wisconsin IDs and has a process if the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available. This process, available free of charge, can be used to quickly obtain a receipt valid to take to the polls for voting while the ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through OctoberOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.  Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:09 AM by Adam Hutton
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