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A plane crashed early evening Wednesday, May 24, southwest of Chetek, killing one teen and seriously injuring another teen, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

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Barron County officials took the opportunity of Gov. Scott Walker’s visit on Wednesday, May 17, to get the word out on how people can volunteer or donate time or money to the relief efforts.

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A 30-year-old Dunn County man will spend 10 years in the state penitentiary at Waupun and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, following a Feb. 2, 2017, sentencing hearing in Barron County Circuit Court.

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Of the 700 to 800 former Somali refugees who live in Barron, few came here directly from their home country, according to Isaak Mohamed, a local resident who works as a teacher, school district employee and (most recently) a new member of the human resources department at the Jennie-O Turkey Store.

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Less than two days before a special meeting at which Jump River Electric Utility customers would have held the power to vote to remove the co-operative’s sitting board president and also select his successor, he resigned.

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Two people face an assortment of felony charges after a Jan. 25, 2017, raid in which Rice Lake police used a search warrant to seize more than 13 pounds of marijuana, $28,000 in cash, four vehicles and dozens of expensive items of clothing ranging from designer jeans to boxed pairs of Air Jo…

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The week before a fatal accident claimed the life of a 60-year-old man on Long Lake on Jan. 25, 2017, the same place where the accident took place had an ice thickness of at least 18 inches, according to a woman who called the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department to report the mishap.

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Hundreds of donors, nearly 1,000 visitors, thousands of bids and untold thousands of dollars were raised Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at the Cameron Fire Hall, after a fundraiser organized by friends and neighbors of the family of the late Dan Glaze.

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A commercial milk truck rolled over and spilled its load in Chippewa County, on Wis. 40 east of New Auburn, at 1:46 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13,

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The incumbent Sawyer County Clerk of Court was shot and killed Wednesday night at her home, and a man who also lives at the residence was found outside dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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A Rice Lake man faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison after being charged with downloading child pornography at the city library, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

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The Taylor County Sheriff's dispatch received a 911 call reporting two dead subjects in an apartment off of South Main Street in the city of Medford at about 7:40 p.m., Thursday, March 24.

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The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 912 Pearl Street Apartment 317 (Saint Joseph’s Apartments) in the city of Chippewa Falls, with the assistance of the Chippewa Falls Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice, West Central Drug Task Force and Eau Clair…

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A 34-year-old Turtle Lake woman suffered fatal injuries Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in a collision between a propane tanker truck and a car at the corner of U.S. Hwy. 8 and 17th Street on the eastern outskirts of Barron, according to Chris Fitzgerald, county sheriff.

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Barron County Dispatch received a 911 call at about 10:26 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7 from a woman advising she heard a gunshot and screaming from a location later to be determined as an apartment at 5 ½ W. Eau Claire St., Rice Lake.

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Barron County Sheriff’s officers used  a “trail camera” early Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, to catch a suspect charged with stealing an estimated $8,000 to $10,000 worth of copper cable from a rural Cameron storage yard, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

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With full stockpiles of frac sand, Chieftain Sands’ wet processing plant at 362 25-1/2 CTH AA—also known as the Lucky mine—has stopped operations and laid off workers.

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Three Hayward residents recently pleaded guilty to federal drug charges involving the importation of a synthetic cathinone, Alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (Alpha-PVP), from China into the U.S. Drugs of this type are often referred to as “bath salts.”