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  • State Passes Hemp Bill The state Senate's agriculture committee has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp.The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate.  The bill would set up state licenses for farmers looking to grow industrial hemp.  People with drug convictions wouldn't be eligible for the licenses and the plants couldn't contain more than 1 percent THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.  At least 30 states, including Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois, have passed legislation allowing hemp farms.  The Wisconsin bill's supporters say hemp has a wide range of uses and Wisconsin farmers should have the option of growing a ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Duffy Hosts Two In-Person Town Halls Today Republican Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy will host two in-person town halls in Wisconsin’s Seventh Congressional District today. This morning, Duffy will host a town hall meeting at the Rusk County Library from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  The other town hall meeting today with Duffy will be in Burnett County at the American Legion at 108 North Oak in Grantsburg, WI 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Wisconsin Is Home To Award Winning Cows For the second time this year, a Wisconsin cow knocked out another Wisconsin cow as the all-time record holder for milk production in a single year. The Holstein Association USA announced that 'Selz-Pralle Aftershock 3918,' a six-year-old bred and owned by Scott Pralle and his wife, Pam Selz-Pralle of Humbird, set a 365-day lactation record of 78,170 pounds of milk, with 3,094 pounds of fat and 2,393 pounds of protein. That tops the previous record of 77,480 pounds of milk, set back in January by 'Ever-Green-View My Gold-ET,' owned by the Kestell family of Waldo.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Keeping Kids Safe During Halloween As part of its efforts to keep children safe during Halloween trick-or-treating, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) will be conducting random home visits of registered sex offenders on community supervision during local trick or treating hours.Each year, DOC establishes Halloween-specific restrictions for registered sex offenders to protect the public. These restrictions include:Having any Halloween decorations, either inside or outside their residence; Handing out candy or participating in trick or treat activities; Wearing a Halloween costume; or Turning on their porch light during trick or treating hours. In 2016, DOC Probation and Parole Agents conducted more than 2,100 home visits, taking 29 sex offenders into custody for alleged supervision violations.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Walker Expected To Run For Re-election Republican Governor Scott Walker’s campaign is gearing up for his expected reelection bid, which he says in a fundraising announcement will be officially announced during the first full week of November. Walker will be seeking a third four-year term in 2018. So far, nine Democrats have declared they plan to seek the party’s nomination to challenge the governor, while several other candidates are still considering whether they will enter the race.
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 6:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • October Community Events October 19-22 Thursday-SundayThe Theater in the Woods presents Death By Design: A Comedy With A Murder. The play is a delightful and mysterious mashup of two of the most popular playwrights ever. Mashing Noel Coward with Agatha Christie. For reservations or more info call 715-468-4387 or go to October 19th Thursday through November 9th ThursdayUW-BC invites you to their Leadership Development Series starting on Thursday. You’ll learn to improve your leadership skills and improve your skills in nearly every situation. You can enroll for individual night or the entire series. Contact Barb Ritzinger at UWBC to find out more. October 19th- Interacting with Diverse Communication StylesOctober 26th- Dealing with ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:14 AM by Adam Hutton
  • UW-BC Fall Preview Day The University of Wisconsin-Barron County will host a Fall Preview Day for prospective students and their families at 9am in the Fine Arts Theater. The event is free and open to the public. This campus preview will feature information on admissions, degrees, and the financial aid process. Attendees will also have the chance to tour the campus and hear from current students, faculty, and staff. Attendees are encouraged to register prior to the event. Visit or call 888-INFO-UWC. 
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 9:18 AM by Adam Hutton
  • 13th Annual Hunters Feed The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce presents the 13th Annual Hunters Feed on Thursday, November 16th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy Food, Raffles and hunting stories!
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:12 AM by Ryan Quinn
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