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  • Shoreline Clean Up As spring weather sets in, some shoreland property owners in Northern Wisconsin are discovering Mother Nature has changed the look of their waterfront due to shifting ice over the winter months.  In some areas, partial thaws and high winds in February created ice heaves that deposited debris, damaged vegetation or reshaped shorelines in unexpected ways. On undeveloped lots, the problem may go unnoticed and the area will typically heal itself and regain vegetation over time. However, on developed lots where summer activity is more frequent, property owners may want to seek relief from a newly discovered pile of earth.  There are some cleanup efforts you can do without a permit, but lakeshore property  owners are encouraged to contact the DNR ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Investigation Into Weekend Motorcycle Crash The investigation continues into a weekend crash that seriously injured two Minnesota people.  Saturday night at 1030pm, a motorcycle with two people was westbound on Highway 8 in Polk county, when the driver lost control at the roundabout at Highway 46 and crashed.  The passenger was airlifted to regions hospital in St. Paul, and the driver was cited for driving under the influence.  The State Patrol says neither the driver or passenger were wearing helmets. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Suspected in Death of Three Carbon Monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of three people found in a home Thursday on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in Sawyer County. Initially, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s department received a call that two people were unresponsive in a house on County Highway K near the LCO Country Store. A third victim was also discovered in the house. A stretch of Highway K was closed Thursday afternoon while police were on the scene, and the investigation continues.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Chieftain Sand Assets Sold In Bankruptcy Auction The assets of Chieftain Sand and Proppant in Barron County have been sold in a bankruptcy auction to Mammoth Energy Services. With a bid of $32.25 million, the Oklahoma based company will take possession of the assets of Chieftain, which include 600 acres for frac sand mining and two processing plants located North of New Auburn in the Town of Dovre. Chieftain Sand filed for bankruptcy earlier this year because of lower oil prices and a decreased demand for frac sand.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Benefit for Jason Gabriel A benefit is planned this Saturday for a local man suffering from cancer.  For the past three years, 46-year old Jason Gabriel, a 1989 graduate of Rice Lake high school, has been battling a rare form of colon cancer and has undergone several abdominal surgeries. Jason now faces another round of chemotherapy which is expected to last through the end of this year.  Saturday afternoon, the public is invited to join Jason’s friends and family for a fundraiser at the Rice Lake Hockey Arena.  Saturday’s event will include a silent auction, raffles and boards, along with food, beer and soft drinks. The benefit for Jason Gabriel will run from noon to 4pm Saturday at the Rice Lake ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:18 AM by Ryan Quinn
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