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The Rice Lake Farmer’s Market will return to its original spot in downtown Rice Lake in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot beginning Saturday, June 15. The market will run from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through  and include a variety of vendors with homegrown and homemade products. For …

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New KJ's Fresh Market signs went up at the former Gordy's grocery stores in Barron and Chetek this week. The former Gordy's in Ladysmith, now called Ladysmith Fresh Market, held a grand opening celebration last week. Gordy's in Rice Lake went out of business in October 2017.

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The Barron County Board of Supervisors will vote on June 17 on a resolution designed to mend the financial miscue caused when the Sheriff Department’s unauthorized contract with Spillman Technologies Inc. for $744,238.50 was signed in December 2017. 

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Nuisance complaints against Besse Forest Products, doing business as Birchwood Manufacturing in Rice Lake, that have persisted for more than a year now have the attention of the Department of Natural Resources.

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A Rice Lake man has been charged with felony battery after allegedly striking a female in the face with a closed fist and ripping out her hair over the weekend. 

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated most of the legislation passed by majority Republicans during a lame-duck legislative session aimed at capping the powers of their Democratic rivals.

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Almost 13-year-old Darrin Thompson Jr. said he woke up to an alarm coming from the basement after midnight on Tuesday. As he approached the basement door, it smelt like a burnt coffee pot, he said. When he opened the door smoke came out, so he shut it and alerted the rest of his family. 

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Embrace is commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by raising awareness of elder abuse in our rural communities. Throughout the month of June, Embrace staff will be distributing Elder Abuse brochures and candy to area senior meal sites, banks, churches, and more. The International Netw…

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You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play.

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A bill proposed in the Wisconsin State Legislature on May 23 would broaden the definition of stalking to include contacting the victim via text message and online.

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Commercial truck drivers transport more than 175 million tons of goods originating in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Transportation Center, and these goods aren’t moving themselves. Over 31,000 individuals in Wisconsin work as truck drivers, yet this is not enough to fill the growing …

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Flying a gay pride rainbow flag over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the first time Friday drew backlash from a conservative Republican lawmaker who said it was divisive, while Democrats hailed it as a sign of inclusivity.

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A former Catholic clergyman, Thomas E. Ericksen, 71, who served in the early 1980s as the parish priest in the Village of Winter, will plead no-contest to one count of first degree sexual assault against a child and another second degree sexual assault also against a child. Prior to serving …

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TOWN OF BASHAW– Sandra H. Atkinson, 74, of Shell Lake was seriously injured when her car was rear-ended in an accident on Saturday afternoon, June 1.

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TOWN OF MADGE– A garage was lost and a home saved in a fire that spread from the woods, creating a touchy firefighting situation as the fire encircled the structures.