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To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Oak Lake Fire, a kiosk will be dedicated on April 22 at the Chicog Fire Hall, and speakers will talk about how people can help protect their property from wild fires.

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SPOONER– The Washburn County Deer Advisory Council will meet to discuss final antlerless quota recommendations and permit levels for the 2015 deer season. The public is welcome to attend.

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Out-distancing the competition, Spooner Rail runner Alex Grubbs crosses the finish line in first place during competition at a chilly Spooner Invitational Track and Field Meet held on Tuesday, April 7. Also finishing was Spooner’s Angel Grimm. The wind, and even a few snow flurries, made for…

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GRANTSBURG – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will teach a hands-on Owl Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area.

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BALSAM LAKE, Wis.-- Polk County prosecutors on Friday charged a Cambridge, Minnesota, man with first-degree reckless homicide in the stabbing death of a Wisconsin man.

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St. Croix Tribal Council Member Aimee Awonohopay petitioned for and was granted a temporary restraining order against fellow councilman Elmer “Jay” Emery in a civil case order issued by Burnett County Circuit Court on April 9.

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The popularity of electronic cigarettes has Wisconsin lawmakers wrestling with questions — where they should be used, if they should be taxed, and whether they're safe.

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Barbara A. Shaw, 74, of Shell Lake died on Friday, April 10, 2…

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The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Gov. Scott Walker 52 to 40 percent in a hypothetical matchup for U.S. president among Wisconsin voters. What do you say?

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Bank of the West-Spooner is partnering with Spooner Elementary and St. Francis de Sales schools to celebrate Teach Children to Save Day with savings education the week of April 20-24. More than 400 local youths will explore making good financial decisions by identifying the difference betwee…

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The Spooner area Intermezzo Music Club held its annual Music Award Auditions on Sunday, April 12, at St. Frances de Sales Church in Spooner. Seventeen students participated in the auditions.

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April 23 is the second annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day. Shelters and rescues across the United States use the day to bring attention to the many dogs in their care who have family looking for them. We live in a world where people sometimes assume the dogs they find are unwanted.  Lost…

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Today’s libraries are more than just books. Increasingly they are community institutions that help library patrons learn literacy skills, navigate digital technology, find jobs, research business opportunities, and much more.

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