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Nearly two years after he was arrested on felony methamphetamine-related charges in connection with a search warrant executed at his real estate business office, a 55-year-old Chetek man is in the Barron County Jail after pleading guilty to four counts, following a hearing on Friday, Dec. 6,…

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Joseph Vierkandt, assistant chief of police for the Amery Police Department, has signed a contract to become the new Chief of Police for the city of Barron, according to Liz Jacobson, city administrator.

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 This Prairie Farm youngster has a chance to get acquainted with Mrs. (Santa) Claus during a holiday party on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the village Community Center. Joined by her husband, Santa, Mrs. Claus (who bears a startling resemblance to Cindy Miller, president of the Prairie Farm L…

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A La Crosse-based real estate company has agreed to sell the former Family Dollar store to the city of Barron at a purchase price of just under $144,000.

The 2019 gypsy moth trapping season has ended and results are in: 52,396 moths were caught in 10,964 traps set in Wisconsin this summer as part of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Slow the Spread of gypsy moth program. In 2018, traps caught 76,…

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Despite the best efforts of emergency responders and neighborhood residents recruited through social media, a 2-year-old Rice Lake girl died late Sunday night, Dec. 8, 2019, after she was found unresponsive in the Red Cedar River, near her family’s home.

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Barron High School FFA members will gather today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, to unload, sort and deliver fruit and cheese/sausage items to customers in the annual FFA fruit sale.

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The First Baptist Church in Barron announces two coming Christmas programs. A Family Christmas program will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. The service will include carols, specials and readings followed by treats and coffee, tea and cold drinks. All are welcome.

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A tractor accident that took place during a snowmobile trail maintenance project has taken the life of a retired Dunn County Sheriff’s deputy, according to an announcement by Sheriff Kevin Bygd.

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The family of Alice (Burns) Fankhauser would like to honor her with a card shower celebrating her 100th birthday Dec. 21. Cards and memories can be ailed to her at Barron Care & Rehab, 660 East Birch Avenue, Baron WI 54812.

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Circuit Court Judge Mike Bitney has announced he is seeking re-election to a second term as judge in Barron County.  Bitney was appointed Judge by former Gov. Scott Walker in August of 2013 and was elected to his first, 6-year term of office in 2014.  Since then he has presided over criminal…

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Municipal governments throughout Barron County will be invited to a seminar on Monday, Feb. 24, 2019, to prepare for the 2020 Federal Census, according to information recently shared at a meeting held at the County Government Center. Barron.

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Barron Police Department was well represented at Shop With a Cop on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Rice Lake. Front row, from left, K-9 Officer Duke, Zoe O. and Brooklynn K. Second row, Officer Nathan Emmons, Wyatt W., Caleb H. and Jesse W. Third row, Drake D., Assistant Chief Mike Freeman, Office…