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A 20-year old former Rice Lake man has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in federal prison for two armed robberies, one at Sterling Bank in Rice Lake. Seven years of Jesse Sweeter’s sentence is for brandishing a firearm while robbing Sterling Bank. He was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge J…

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Another fight over large farms known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations is ramping up, as a Kewaunee County dairy farm tries to expand. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing Tuesday regarding the plan by Augustian Farms to double its size to 900 cows.

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The Lumberjack Run around Lake Hayward drew 95 runners on a humid, foggy Saturday morning, July 25. Co-sponsored by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and the Lumberjack World Championships, the 4.7-mile run/walk started and finished on Hall of Fame Drive.

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An informational meeting for athletes who will be participating in Hayward High School fall sports and their parents will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Spoolman auditorium.

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A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hunter education course will be offered in conjunction with the Sawyer County Outdoor Projects & Education (SCOPE) organization Aug. 5, 7, 9 and 12 at Hayward Middle School. 

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The Hayward Bass Club will conduct its annual Open Invitational Bass Tournament on the Chippewa Flowage Sunday, July 26, with headquarters at The Landing Resort on Highway CC. 

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Summer in northwest Wisconsin is full of fun — kayak trips, family camping, berry picking, you name it. To celebrate all the fun during summer in the Northwoods, the Tourism Advisory Committee of the International Trade, Business and Economic Development Council of Northwest Wisconsin has la…

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The 6th Grand Soiree, featuring the 16th Golden Orchestra and musicians Sean and Ian Okamoto, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Shue’s Pond in Hayward.

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The Sawyer County Senior Resource Center is hosting Bingo on the Patio at Red Schoolhouse Wines every other Wednesday through the end of August. Dates are July 29 and Aug. 12 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Cards will be $1 each per game and 50/50 split per win, with the proceeds going to the Senior…

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State officials are pushing for a quick federal court ruling that will allow Wisconsin to drug test single, able-bodied adults who get food stamps. The plea to the courts came shortly after Gov. Scott Walker signed the 2015-2017 state budget bill that included the drug-testing idea.