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On Tuesday, October 1st, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin to see the best of our dairy industry. During his visit, he participated in a town hall discussion with dairy farmers, agriculture advocates, and members of the media, whe…

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Early in his administration, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers was asked to produce a letter he’d gotten from departing Gov. Scott Walker, during the transition. He initially refused, claiming it was a “purely personal” communication outside of the reach of the state’s open records law.

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As a father of two young children ages 10 and 7 and a young adult starting to make his way in the world, I was happy to see a picture in the Spooner Advocate of the youth climate strike that was held near downtown Spooner on September 20. But why was it buried in the back of the paper withou…

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According to the newly released Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report, 47 people in Wisconsin lost their lives to domestic violence in 2018. Patti Seger, executive director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, announced the release of the report at the Women’s Center in Waukesha along with…

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Democratic hopefuls for the 2020 race for president hope to buy votes from those willing to take from others, and from those who enter this country illegally. These candidates are offering benefits paid for with tax dollars from the hard-working Americans.

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A billboard on Cty. Hwy. SS near Rice Lake says that “everyone matters” to the Republican Party of Barron County. Apparently that’s not true for the GOP president who continues to offend and lose his supporters.

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These are the days when morning is a glorious time to be alive. Autumn is suddenly upon us.

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Creativity comes in many forms, as we all well know. But until this week, I never imagined that pianos were part of the US arsenal during World War II. Some 2,500 of them, I learned this week, were sent into battle to keep up the spirits and morale of our fighting men and nurses.

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Every year, it seemed, the first day of school would arrive – always too early, and the temperatures would skyrocket. After a summer of running around barefoot and wearing shorts and sleeveless tops, suddenly everyone was adorned in stiff new clothes and suffering in the heat of the brick sc…

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I am writing to bring attention to all Wisconsin residents and ask for support of the compassionate bill that would have allowed terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.

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Might we put aside the emotional division between political “sides” that has been created and nurtured, in part by Russian interference in our American election process, to look at facts from recent events?

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Every day, our country and the world mark anniversaries of some important event in history. Just recently, for example we noted that 60 years ago, on August 21, the United States received its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Un…

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Sainted: A huge high five to the city and business people for the gorgeous flowers throughout the city this year.

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I received terrible news about a family member’s struggle with an incurable disease. All I could think of is how sad they must be and how life is precious. The next thing I thought of was “Thank God there is Medicare” because the panic of being gravely ill is enough to contend with, don’t ne…

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Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association (WCLRA), Washburn County Land & Water Conservation, and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Washburn County (UWEXWC) are longtime partners on land and water quality efforts. Given urgent matters such as addressing aquatic invasive species an…