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The spirit of hospice volunteering is borne from a genuine desire to give comfort, peace, and care to patients, caregivers, and families during the end of life.

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SPOONER– Spooner Police Department may have a reputation for posting some humorous videos and photos on its Facebook page (like K-9 Beau in front of a computer that says, “SMELLED DRUGS, TOLD THE GUY AT THE DUMB END OF THE LEASH…........... GOT MY KONG END OF REPORT. K9 BLEU), but the video …

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BIRCHWOOD– Since the Educational Foundation of Birchwood’s conception in 2001, it has awarded approximately $750,000 in grants for projects, programs, and inspiring experiences at Birchwood School.

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A troublesome bear last week made a nighttime visit to a campsite on one of the Apostle Islands, scratching at a tent and prompting the U.S. Park Service to close Outer Island to visitors until it has investigated the bear’s activities.

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SPOONER– A “local” TV channel is something of a euphamism – or even a joke – in the region. For Washburn County, local usually means the Twin Cities, which can mean a dearth of Wisconsin news.

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MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has requested a federal disaster declaration for 18 Wisconsin counties and two tribes for damage sustained from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in July. The request would provide federal disaster assistance to help local governments and electric cooperatives …

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SPOONER– Fifteen years ago the beautiful Spooner Veterans Memorial was dedicated to veterans with strong ties to Spooner. At that time, 3,409 veteran names were engraved on the six large granite stones. Since then 407 names have been added. The veterans names are added at no cost to the veteran.

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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.

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MINONG– Three families were displaced and their belongings lost on Thursday, Aug. 16, when a fire destroyed a single-level four-plex of the Edgewater Apartments. Two of the families were home at the time and escaped without injuries. One apartment was vacant.

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At a time when dairy farming across Wisconsin has endured economic stress, food producers are experiencing a period of strength, according to Steve Deller, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor in the Department of Agriculture & Applied Economics.

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SPOONER– The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is a little closer to the Northwoods now, and that could lead to some more economic development.