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SPOONER– The Spooner City Council approved by unanimous motion at its October 2 monthly meeting a special charge totaling $79,081.51 for property improvements to the owners of 129 Walnut Street. The special assessment comes from structural and brickwork repairs to the downtown building owned…

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SPOONER– A black cat focuses his large golden eyes as the twilight hour settles in. Fog rolls across the landscape, and somewhere an owl screeches as candlelight dances in the eyes of carved pumpkins.

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SPOONER– Attracting and retaining emergency medical services (EMS) personnel is getting tougher, adding pressure to a job that is getting more difficult to do as health care continues to evolve.

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A report released this week by a United Nations panel on climate change says steps must be taken soon to avoid more severe heat, drought and flooding as temperatures around the globe rise. Local governments in Wisconsin are looking at ways to address and adapt to climate change as President …

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A group of car dealerships and their president and vice president have settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that they mailed more than 21,000 fake “urgent recall” notices to consumers in 2015 and 2017 to lure them to visit dealerships. The FTC also has agreed to a settlement with a C…

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MILWAUKEE– Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir sparred over a wide variety of topics at their first debate Monday, ranging from health care to newly-confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Tomah Veterans Affairs scandal.

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SPOONER— Spooner Middle School 5th grade teacher Sarah Larson-Baier wasn’t happy with the multiplication skills of her students, so she issued a challenge to help motivate them.

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Friends and relatives of the Kroeze family on Tuesday night crowded into Rolling Oaks Restaurant & Lounge in Barron as NBC’S “The Voice” reality show opened on the television. Similar scenes unfolded in homes and restaurants throughout the community, where bars as far away as The Bar in …

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SPOONER– The Spooner Area School District board has begun a six-month experiment that it hopes will make it easier for all of the board members to be more thoroughly informed about the issues it faces in overseeing the district – an experiment that the board also expects will encourage more …

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Embrace welcomes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM provides an excellent opportunity for communities in Washburn County to demonstrate their commitment to ending domestic violence and support the numerous survivors who are among us.

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TOWN OF HAYWARD– No injuries occurred when a semi truck with a log trailer and three-car train collided at 2:26 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the intersection of Hwy. 63 and Kruger Road in the town of Hayward.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When legal drinking starts at age 21, men are far more likely to drive drunk, get in fights or engage in risky sexual practices, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher.

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The location for a Senior Resource Center (SRC) meals site in Stone Lake remains a big question mark, but following the end of negotiations with the Stone Lake Lions Club, the SRC now is considering two options: buying and renovating a former bait shop or building a new site.