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  • TLPD Gets New K9 Efforts to raise money to start a K-9 unit for the Turtle Lake Police Department have started to show results.  Officer Jerrett Schallock with the Turtle Lake Police Department announced they have purchased a dog and will begin training next month.Although they raised enough to purchase the new K-9 officer, Officer Schallock says the fundraising effort still has a ways to go. The new Turtle Lake Police K-9 Officer has been named “Glaze”, in honor of Rusk County Deputy Dan Glaze who died in the line of duty last fall.  
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 6:29 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Road Work Begins Monday This Monday,  August 21, an improvement project is scheduled to begin on WIS 25 between Barron and Ridgeland in Barron County. Improvements include the replacement of bridge decks on the Upper Pine Creek bridge, near the intersection of WIS 25 and County Highway U, and Lower Pine Creek bridge, near the intersection of WIS 25 and County Highway A.  Motorists can expect to encounter temporary signals and single lane closures at each of the bridges. County A, at the intersection with WIS 25, will be closed, due to the close proximity to the construction site. Motorists should seek alternate routes for access to County A. County U, at the intersection of WIS 25 will remain open at all times during ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 6:28 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Bayfield's Dead Crows Two dead crows in Northwestern Wisconsin have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  The Bayfield County Health Department says one was found in Red Cliff, the other in Barnes. These are the first two confirmed birds that have tested positive for West Nile virus in Bayfield County since tracking of the mosquito-transmitted virus began on May first.  While over 80-percent of people who contract the virus don't get seriously ill, it can still be deadly in some cases. A health officer for the county said people should be more attentive to safety measures to prevent mosquito bites. 
    Posted Aug 17, 2017, 4:58 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Drive Sober Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will combine resources to watch for impaired drivers as part of the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative that begins Friday, August 18 and continues through Labor Day, September 4. Nationally, about one-third of all traffic crash deaths involve drunk drivers.Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 143 deaths and nearly 3,000 injuries. In addition, there were over 24,700 traffic convictions in Wisconsin last year for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
    Posted Aug 17, 2017, 4:56 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Rusk County Hospital Closer To New Ownership A Rusk County hospital is one step closer to having a new owner. The Rusk County Board of Supervisors has approved a Letter of Intent to sell the Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, and the Clinic at Riverside to Marshfield Clinic Health System. In exchange, Marshfield Clinic Health System will build a new health care campus in Rusk County within the next five years. Health officials say the Letter of Intent is an important step in finalizing a partnership between Marshfield Clinic, Rusk County and health officials. The board says it followed months of negotiations and in-depth study regarding opportunities to grow and sustain critical access hospital and health care services locally.
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 6:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
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  • Cumberland Rutabaga Festival (August 24th - 27th, 2017) More information on at the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce website!
    Posted by Jenny Polzin
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