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Twenty years later: The attacks that shocked the U.S.
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The world came to a standstill on Sept. 11, 2001 — that is the world that was lucky enough to be spared from the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C., and New York.

People sat glued to their television sets or kept their ears open to the radio, listening in disbelief that terrorists could launch such a vicious attack that brought down the World Trade Center’s North and South Towers, punched a hole in the Pentagon and left an airplane wreckage strewn about a field in Pennsylvania.

The Chronotype contacted Rice Lake law enforcement and fire leader, as well as clergy, to offer them the chance to reflect on the attacks from 20 years ago. Follow these links for their stories: Firefighters, police, teachers and clergy.


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Certified fitness trainer opens studio gym at Cedar Mall
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Chad Anderson is pulling his weight in the community in an effort to get people to “look better, feel better and move better.” He has leased the former Radio Shack near the main entrance of the Cedar Mall in Rice Lake and converted it into a studio gym for strength and conditioning and athletic training called Fundamental Fitness.

Anderson is a fitness trainer, certified through Certified Physical Preparation Specialist, which is described as “the gold standard for strength coaches, personal trainers, athletic performance coaches, physical therapists, fitness enthusiasts and those who want to a deeper knowledge and education in the strength and conditioning field.”

Employed by Verizon during the day, Anderson offers personal coaching Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-8 p.m., right across from the Verizon store at the mall he used to run.

Anderson said during his “soft opening” in September the first wave of clients will be getting a discounted rate. He is planning a grand opening in November.

The new fitness center is a result of his own personal experience. He said, “I was overweight as a child and young adult. I was working out for 20+ years body building but always hurting myself.”

Since he switched to a regimen of strength training, he has lost 60 pounds. His desire to grow old gracefully led to athletic training after he found that athletes not only train for performance but for durability and longevity. Anderson said the keys are low body fat percentage, fundamental movement pattern and strength through progressive overload.

A quote on his Facebook page from Jordan Syatt of Syatt Fitness explains, “Progressive Overload is not just a method for improving strength, it is how you improve, literally, anything in life. Slowly and progressively challenging yourself, pushing yourself to do more and be better. It’s a life strategy, not just weights.”

Anderson said success starts with self-discipline, and it’s about being better than you were yesterday.

In addition to wanting to help the community at large become healthier, Anderson is also trying to put together a Special Olympics power lifting team. He said three or four have expressed interest so far.

Cedar Mall manager Marie Nett said, “We are excited to have Fundamental Fitness and Chad Anderson here at Rice Lake Cedar Mall. Chad has great energy and it’s fun to have him back here in a new role, helping people improve their health and fitness.”

For a free consultation or information on rates, call 715-651-7934 or direct message him from his Facebook page by searching Fundamental Fitness Coach. He also has a website at fundamentalfitnesscoach.com.


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One-vehicle crash results in injuries to two
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The Barron County 911 Center received a call of a one-vehicle crash at 12th Street and Highway B, east of Cumberland on Monday.

Initial investigation shows a vehicle failed to stop for the stop sign on 12th Street at Highway B and rolled into the ditch. A 17-year-old driver from Cumberland was transported to Cumberland Hospital and later transported to Regions Hospital in Minnesota with serious injuries. A 16-year-old passenger from Fredric was flown to Regions Hospital with serious injuries.

The crash is being reconstructed by the Wisconsin State Patrol. Speed and drugs are suspected to be contributing factors in the crash.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Cumberland Ambulance, Cumberland Fire Department, North Memorial Helicopter and Cumberland Police Department responded to the scene.

This crash remains under investigation, and the names of the two injured have not been identified.


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