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  • Another Year Another Drop In Hunting Licenses Saturday’s gun deer opener brought thousands of hunters outside with mixed results around the area.  Wisconsin's DNR will release preliminary results later this week, but the number of hunters actually participating this year has dropped.  The DNR says there has been a 2.5% drop in hunting license sales from this point a year ago.  In the week leading up to opening day in 2017, the state sold more than 794,000 licenses. In the week leading up to Saturday's opening day, that number is just north of 774,000. The decline continues a trend seen in recent years. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • No New Discoveries In Closs Case After Deer Opener Although investigators were hopeful that deer hunters might find evidence related to the disappearance of Barron teen Jayme Closs, there were no new discoveries over the weekend.  Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald remains hopeful and says hunters should stay vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Sheriff Asks Hunters Keep Watch For Closs Clues Tomorrow will bring a lot of hunters into the woods, and this year, officials are asking them to watch for deer and any evidence that might be a clue in the Closs family case.  Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the Jayme Closs case remains the number-one priority in Barron County and across the nation. Investigators continue to follow up on leads, expand and view recovered video from the area and explore all digital evidence. 
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 6:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Jennie-O Recall Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron is recalling approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. The raw ground turkey products items were produced on September 11, 2018.  The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-190" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.  State and Federal officials have been working together on an illness cluster involving 164 case-patients in 35 states. FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 6:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Osseo Farm's Barn Destroyed by Fire A fire at an Osseo farm destroyed a dairy barn and a new creamery.  According to the Hale Township Volunteer Fire Department, it happened yesterday around 830am. The fire department says the barn is a total loss. The farm's owner, Inga Witscher, is featured on Wisconsin Public Television's series "Around the Farm Table," and has family ties in Barron County.  According to someone with the farm, Inga and the cows are safe. However - calves, the dairy barn, and the new creamery did not survive the fire.
    Posted Nov 15, 2018, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through NovemberAs influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed this fall after Hurricanes Michael and Florence forced the cancellation of about 200 blood drives, causing approximately 7,000 units of blood and platelets to go uncollected. 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). Barron 11/19/2018: 12p-6p, Community Center, 800 Memorial DriveCumberland 11/20/2018: 12p-6p, American Legion, 1225 ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 11:43 AM by Adam Hutton
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