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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than 2,600 undergraduate students for attaining high grade point averages during the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Washburn County residents may be able to apply to receive government grants for home repair or purchase. The Northwest Regional Housing Program held a public meeting at the Washburn County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 16 to raise awareness for the Community Development Block Grant pr…

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A fan favorite last year, popular trick and Roman rider Jessica Blair returns for the 62nd Spooner Heart of the North Rodeo. Spooner Rodeo fans can expect one of the biggest and best shows ever July 9-11. Opening with Exceptional Rodeo for special needs children, fans can enjoy country music…

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Yellow River Echoes – held on June 19-21 at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, which is located between Webster and Danbury – took visitors on a trip into the past, to the days when two competing fur trade companies, the North West and XY, were near the same site from 1802 to 1805. Yellow R…

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Rodeo season in Spooner kicked off with the annual Spooner Rodeo Appreciation BBQ on June 17, a relaxed night of awards, interviews, and a good meal provided by the Trego Dinner Bell. The hardworking Spooner Rodeo Committee has helped keep the Spooner Rodeo galloping at full speed for 62 yea…

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MADISON-- A Frederic woman, Sarah Ricci, 33, was sentenced on Thursday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 96 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines, Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryde…

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice is updating the rules hospitals must follow in collecting evidence from sexual assault victims.

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People in rural northern Wisconsin will have better access to treatment for addiction to opioids like heroin or prescription painkillers under a new program, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Helen I. Roe, 80, of Barron died on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at…

Clara Allar, 98, of Hayward, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, …

Doris Ida Ericson of Spooner passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015.

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Whether you’ll be sunning by the pool or traveling on an outdoor adventure, your accessories should match your lifestyle this summer.

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Shell Lake Community members collaborated over the winter to develop and create a new exterior mosaic for the Shell Lake Public Library. With input on what the mosaic should portray, Mary Dosch, owner of Brickyard Pottery, designed the installation and supervised the production.

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I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do.

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 I was determined that it would be the best vacation ever. We were going to take our camper and spend a week camping along the ocean. We would walk the sandy beaches with our children, and pick up sea shells and sand dollars. At night, we would gather around a campfire, looking into its gold…