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  • Primary Results Tuesday's primary election for the open at-large seat on the Barron City Council leaves the top two finishers running against each other for the Spring election in April.  Paul Solie, with 171 votes, and Izaak Mohamed with 125 votes will face off on April 2nd. Faisal Ahmed was the third candidate in yesterdays race and he received 72 votes.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • The Clean Up Begins Several inches of snow fell across the region yesterday, including 11 inches in the Dallas area.  Today, road crews and private plows will be doing clean-up work on roads, driveways and parking lots.  Give those plows plenty of room to operate and give yourself extra time today to get to your destination. You can check the latest road conditions online at or call 5-1-1.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Go Slow In The Snow A Winter Storm Warning is in effect with heavy snow expected throughout today.  Snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible at times, and motorists are advised to be cautious and give themselves plenty of time to reach their destination.  For up to date road information, go online to, or call 5-1-1
    Posted Feb 20, 2019, 5:48 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Evers Budget Proposal Includes Marijuana Governor Tony Evers on Monday announced that his budget will include proposals to legalize medical marijuana, decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, establish an expungement procedure for individuals who have completed their sentence or probation for possession, and align Wisconsin’s laws on cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, with federal standards. The governor believes it is time for Wisconsin to join more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana. Last year, nearly one million voters in 16 counties and two cities in Wisconsin voted to approve non-binding referenda asking if marijuana should be legal for medical or recreational use.These referenda all passed by significant majorities.
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:14 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Today is Primary Day Today is primary day across Wisconsin, but not too many seats are being contested.  There is a three-way primary race in the city of Barron for an open at-large seat on the Barron City Council.  The three candidates running for the position, include two Somali residents, Isaak Mohamed and Faisal Ahmed.  They will join Barron native Paul Solie on the ballot to determine the two candidates for the April 2nd spring election. The winner will serve a two-year term. Somali refugees began arriving in Barron more than 20 years ago, and many are now U.S. citizens. It is believed the Mohamed and Ahmed are the first Somali-American political candidates in Wisconsin history. 
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:13 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through February The 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).February 9th-10th Saturday-SundayThe Rice Lake Cedar Mall will host the Barron County Railroad Club’s Annual Railroad Show on Saturday and Sunday. Huge displays of trains and other railroad collectibles. The event is free and everyone ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2019, 8:24 AM by Adam Hutton
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