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  • Recommendations To Prevent Contaminating Well Waters Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties last week have affected private property owners and state properties as well. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to check for damage to wells and septic systems and remove storm related debris. In particular, the DNR says heavy rains can create conditions that affect private wells and drinking water. Wells located in pits, basements and low-lying areas are especially susceptible to contamination.  Even without obvious signs of flooding, a well can become contaminated. More recommendations for private well owners whose wells have been inundated are available on the DNR’s website.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • New Problems Brought on by Last Week's Storms Last week’s storms and heavy rain are causing problems in area lakes and rivers.  The Department of Natural Resources are especially concerned with the Chetek chain of lakes, where debris from last week’s tornado has created hazards for boaters.  Josh Lorring with the DNR says boaters need to be extra careful. Boaters on all area lakes and streams are reminded to were life jackets at all times, and beware of shore erosion problems due to the high water and observe no-wake speeds when close to shore.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Beware of Storm Chasing Contractors We are midway through the spring storm season, and flooding, hail and tornados have already impacted a wide range of the state.  For homeowners, the sudden fury of these seasonal storms can lead to extensive structural and landscape damage, leaving them scrambling to hire help in getting their properties back in order. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) asks homeowners affected by storm damage to seek trusted local contractors for home repair projects and to be on the lookout for transient contractors or "storm chasers".A good first step with a storm repair project should be to research trusted local contractors.  Ask for references from friends, family members, and co-workers, and contact DATCP's Consumer ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Tornado Relief Radio-thon     IN AN EFFORT TO HELP OUT THE VICTIMS OF THIS WEEK’S TORNADO, MONDAY WE’LL BE RAISING MONEY WITH A TORNADO RELIEF RADIO-THON.  WE’LL START RAISING FUNDS FROM 6:30AM THROUGH THE EVENING ON MONDAY WITH DONATION DROP OFF LOCATIONS AT VARIOUS PLACES ACROSS BARRON AND RUSK COUNTIES. VICTIMS ARE ALREADY RECEIVING PLENTY OF FOOD AND CLOTHING DONATIONS, BUT MANY HAVE LOST EVERYTHING AND WILL NEED CASH TO START THE PROCESS OF BUYING EVERYTHING AGAIN!  AND THAT’S WHERE YOU CAN HELP!  TUNE IN ON MONDAY FOR LIVE REPORTS FROM MOSAIC TELECOM AS WE TRY TO RAISE $50,000 TO AID THE VICTIMS OF THIS WEEK’S TORNADO! DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING AT 8 AM ON ...
    Posted May 22, 2017, 6:01 AM by Jenny Polzin
  • Turtle Lake Roundabout Meeting The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting on the roundabout project in Turtle Lake at the Village Hall tonight from 530pm to 730 pm and anyone interested in the project is encouraged to attend. The project is intended to replace the intersections of US 8 and US 63 North and US 8 and Barron County Highway K with roundabouts. Construction is scheduled to begin in later this month and be completed by the end of October. US 8 will remain open at all times during construction with some local road closures. WisDOT representatives will be available at tonight’s meeting to discuss the project and answer questions.
    Posted May 16, 2017, 5:25 AM by Ryan Quinn
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