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In an effort to assist businesses impacted by storms that occurred on July 18, 2019, the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission has secured Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) funds to provide disaster recovery loans.

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   Due to the Aug. 7 death of Terry Henck, there is a vacancy in the District 27 seat on the Barron County Board of Supervisors. Anyone who resides in the Town of Crystal Lake, Town of Almena-Ward 2 or City of Cumberland-Ward 1 who is at least 18 years of age and is interested in being appoi…

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A 25-year-old Barron man has been charged with felony child abuse after allegedly hitting a baby in the head with a thrown USB-wall charger on Aug. 18.

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The suicide of New York City inmate and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein earlier this month caused public outcry because the once-powerful financier would not face judgment in the court of law for his accused crimes. 

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The Barron County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to begin the process for a new Highway Department Facility at its Aug. 20 meeting. 

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Health and Human Services director Stacey Frolik informed that Barron County Board of Supervisors  that  she projects a $1 million budget deficit this year due to the need for services for an increasing number of children and adults.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan push for the Wisconsin Legislature to create a dental therapist license as part of an effort to provide basic services in mostly rural areas is meeting with stiff opposition from dentists.

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An adult male was arrested in Illinois after an investigation into the whereabouts of a female juvenile was launched in Rusk County, according to a Rusk County Sheriff's Department press release issued yesterday.

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Two people were killed near Barron this morning when their vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and went into the ditch, ejecting both occupants, according to a Wisconsin State Patrol press release.

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Birchwood, Wisconsin—NorthLakes Community Clinic in Birchwood is excited to announce the addition of Sean Inderbitzen, MSW as a Behavioral Health Therapist.  Inderbitzen will see students within the Birchwood and Winter School District and also patients at our Birchwood site.

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The Rice Lake  Area School District is investing heavily into the social-emotional learning of its students for the 2019-20 school year with the hiring  of five new employees and one reassigned employee.

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A former Minnesota sheriff’s deputy will spend 8 years in prison after being sentenced for attempting to meet a 15-year-old girl—actually a Rice Lake Police officer—for sex in April 2018.

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After lengthy discussion Tuesday, Rice Lake City Council continues to look for answers to persistent complaints from citizens of excessive noise emitting from a downtown manufacturer.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced on August 13 his appointment of Angeline Winton of Springbrook to be Washburn County Circuit Court judge. She will fill the vacancy created when Judge Eugene Harrington retired earlier this month after nearly 22 years on the bench.

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Bryan Pitts, formerly of Rice Lake, and his wife, Jocelyn, were featured on HGTV's "House Hunters" on Tuesday in an episode called “Old vs. Cold in Chicago” with the following description: "A young family in Chicago is looking for more space. She wants a sleek, modern home they can move into…