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The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a train versus semi crash near County M in Stanberry in Washburn County at about 2:14 p.m. on Monday, June 11.

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New information: The identity of the driver killed in the crash has been updated in this version of the story, replacing the incorrect identity originally released by officials.

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Ladysmith High School competed in the first annual Northwest Wisconsin Welding Competition at WITC-Rice Lake along with 20 other schools throughout the northwest part of the state, including Bruce and Flambeau.

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Wacky characters and unexpected twists and turns added with a good dose of humor stirred together create a feast for young readers seeking an imaginative journey through the works of local author Manley Peterson.

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The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an 88-year-old man from Menomonie, reported missing from a cabin located on Schmidt Road on the Flambeau River in the Township of Winter in Sawyer County.

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A 51-year-old Town of Maple Grove man and his 14-year-old son were pronounced dead Saturday night, March 24, 2018, after the contents of a silo in which they were working collapsed on top of them, according to information from Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

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A Barron County Sheriff’s deputy had his emergency lights activated blocking a lane of traffic on Wis. 53 at the Chetek exit at 2:33 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, slowing down cars for another crash that had occurred ahead of him that was being pulled out by a wrecker. 

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Sawyer County Sheriff's deputies assisted by Sawyer County SWAT, LCO Police Department officers, Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Agents, city of Hayward Police Department officers and the Wisconsin State Patrol executed a search warrant on a residence on Neezh Street on the …

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The Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a car vs. pedestrian accident on 20th Street near Ninth Avenue. The call was received at 10:38 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28.

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The Sawyer County Deputies, assisted by Sawyer County SWAT, Sawyer County K-9 Oscar and his handler Deputy Dennis Nelson, executed a traffic stop of a vehicle on Company Lake Road in the Town of Lenroot in Sawyer County.

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The Barron County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit with the assistance of the Rusk County Sheriff’s and the Chetek Police departments conducted a search warrant at Chetek Realty  on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and arrested Quinlan Thomas, 53 of Chetek.

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The Price County Sheriff's Department received 9-1-1 calls at about 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 reporting a pickup truck versus SUV crash on Wis. 13 near Walnut Street in the town of Fifield.

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The Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle at the New Scandinavia Lutheran Church outside of Dallas at 7:28 p.m. on Monday, Nov.20.

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Sawyer County deputies, Sawyer County Swat Team, Lac Court Oreilles Police Department officers and Wisconsin Department of Justice  Division of Criminal Investigation agents executed a search warrant during the evening of Monday, Nov. 6 at 12329W County N in the Township of Couderay. A 9mm h…

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The Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Cabin Bar and Grill, 157 2nd Ave., in Clayton, for a subject causing problems.

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Gov. Scott Walker today formally announced his plans to seek re-election in 2018 and keep moving Wisconsin forward, saying “there’s more to be done” even after the strong record of results he has delivered with bold reform.

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Governor Scott Walker  signed Assembly Bill 335 into law at the Executive Residence. The bill adds forms of fentanyl to the synthetic opiates category under Schedule I and reorganizes some substances from the general synthetic opiates category to the specific fentanyl analog category. Under …

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The Sawyer County Sheriffs Office received a call at 4:55 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 of a house fire at 5272W Tower Road in the town of Winter.

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The Chippewa County Sheriff’s office received a report at 3:01 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 of a vehicle that was submerged in a retention pond at the Eau Claire Travel Center, 5924 33rd Ave. in the Township of Wheaton in Chippewa County.

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An Oct. 11 warrant search at a Barron location resulted in the seizure of seven ounces of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $19,500, according to a press release issued by Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

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A kayak was allegedly used as a getaway vehicle in the thefts of fishing tackle from a Chetek resort, according to a complaint filed Oct. 5, 2017, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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A Chetek man facing a felony charge of voter fraud, suspected of voting in the Town of Chetek and City of Eau Claire in the 2016 presidential election, has completed a diversion program and has had all charges dropped.

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A 36-year-old Rice Lake man faces up to 25 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine after he was charged Oct. 4, 2017, with possession of child pornography, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

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Three people, two from Chetek and one from Barron, are scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in connection with a drug raid at a rural town of Prairie Lake home on Monday, Aug. 7, according to a complaint filed Aug. 10 in Barron County Circuit Court.

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A warrant has been issued in Wisconsin and adjacent states for a man who exposed himself to a teenage girl in 2014, after he skipped a pair of sentencing hearings during July of this year, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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A woman from Rice Lake was charged with two counts of felony bail jumping and obstructing an officer after she allegedly fled from a Barron policeman on Friday, July 14, 2017, according to county Circuit Court documents.

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A rural Cameron man could face up to a year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine in connection with his third drunk driving offense, according to a complaint filed July 3, 2017, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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Bruce Blue Hills Fest, sponsored by the Bruce Lions Club, will be held Friday through Sunday, July 14-16. There will be baseball tournaments and kids’ games all three days. There are free camping and flea market spaces available. Call 715-532-5872 for more information.

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A Cameron man who was the subject of a Fourth of July manhunt in the town of Maple Grove was freed on $10,000 signature bond after an initial appearance July 6, 2017, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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The Rice Lake Regional Airport reported Monday morning, July 10, that a plane had collided with an eagle, killing it, according to county dispatch logs.