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Heavy rainfall is in the forecast for Barron County today, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, just two days after a deluge dropped as much as four and one-half inches of rain on parts of the area, according to the National Weather Service.

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The Barron Chamber of Commerce will host its second Music in the Park event Wednesday, July 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Anderson Park in Barron. The Retro Soul Band, featuring legendary Twin Cities vocalist Big Mike, is a group of seasoned musicians who reside in the Twin Cities metro area who ha…

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More than three months after emergency measures were taken in Wisconsin to fight the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed its first Barron County victim, the county Department of Health and Social Services announced late Monday afternoon, June 29, 2020.

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Diane Tremblay, Barron Area School District administrator, announced Tuesday, June 30, 2020, that Barron County Sheriff’s Detective Dave Kuffel, above left, with student Leela Oswald, has been nominated to receive the Fourth Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Polici…

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Since the announcement last week that skeletal remains found in Barron in December 2017 are those of a missing 63-year-old Minnesota man, the case continues to be an active homicide investigation, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Monday, June 29, 2020.

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A 21-year-old man and two teenagers have been charged with the shooting death of a Sheldon couple appeared in Rusk County Circuit Court for an initial appearance hearing on Thursday, June 25.

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The Barron Chamber of Commerce kicked off its free Music in the Park entertainment series with a performance by The Memories, Tim Stevens and Warren Petryk, last Wednesday evening at Anderson Park in Barron. With hardly a cloud in the sky, the weather was as perfect as the harmonies (and com…

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More than 550 businesses in Barron County apply and pay for various licenses issued by the county Department of Health and Human Services.

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More than a dozen 2020 area high school graduates have each been honored with a $1,000 scholarship from Sterling Bank, the bank’s Chetek office announced Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

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 Barron Chamber of Commerce welcomes one of its newest members, Barron General Store. The photo includes, from left, Kami Zurn, Young Ambassador; Ann Matheny, Chamber; Teresa Lindloff and Tyler VanHelden, business owners; and Pat Thornby, Chamber. Photo contributed

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One of Barron’s newest businesses, HomeTown Nutrition, has been welcomed as a member of the Barron Chamber of Commerce. Ashley Kittelson and Cyrena Black, co-owners of HomeTown Nutrition, second and third from left, are welcomed by Chamber representative Jessica Havenor, far right, and Young…

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Scott Bernard, center, owner of Caddy Shack Pizza, is welcomed to the Barron Chamber of Commerce by Kami Zurn, left, Chamber Young Ambassador, and Jessica Havenor, right, of the Chamber. Photo contributed

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 News-Shield employee Joe Waite captured the above image of a good-sized black bear crossing hole number 12 at Rolling Oaks Golf Course in Barron prior to Men’s League on Thursday, June 25. Outdoor photos can be emailed to the News-Shield (sports.bns@mosaictelecom.net); they print free of charge.

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Prairie Farm-Sheridan, Ridgeland-Wilson and Dallas-Sioux Creek firefighters converged on the scene of a structure fire before dawn Monday, June 29, 2020, at a location in northern Dunn County, according to area firefighters and Barron County dispatch logs.

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 Someone has stolen a telephone booth from Dunn County Hwy. W, just outside of Ridgeland, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office reported late Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. The booth, pictured above, was taken during the night of Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28. 2020. Anyone with information should…

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Ladysmith residents have been victims of a fraud scheme linked with a sophisticated attack on the U.S. unemployment system, siphoning millions of dollars from government payments intended to avert an economic collapse from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At 2:30 p.m. today, Monday, June 29, 2020, Barron County recorded its first death due to the coronavirus. According to the Barron County Department of Health & Human Services, the individual passed away  June 29.