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Work will begin to improve the roadway surface of Hwy. 77 from Vern’s Road to Hwy. 27 in Washburn and Sawyer counties beginning on Monday, July 6, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said today. The project will be completed in two stages.

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Construction on most major highway projects in Wisconsin will be suspended for the Fourth of July weekend to accommodate heavy holiday traffic. However, motorists may still encounter narrow lanes and lane shifts, which require reduced speeds in work zones, according to the Wisconsin Departme…

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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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Woodland babies sometimes visit the city, as was the case with this youngster at the home of Maureen and Bill Moore in Spooner. Maureen spotted it early Monday morning, June 29, apparently stashed by her mother – as deer sometimes do – at their home near the Yellow River.

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Spooner Health System’s eighth annual Golf Outing will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Spooner Golf Club, beginning with a with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and proceeds from this year’s event will be used to furnish a special room in the new hospital designed to promote relaxation and reflection.

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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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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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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.

Irene Rose Wagner, 88 of Shell Lake passed away on Tuesday, Ju…

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

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

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 Nothing beats the anticipation of your birthday when you are a child. But once school’s out, it can be tough to gather all your child’s friends due to summer camps and family vacations.

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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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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…

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