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On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1:48 a.m. the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department concerning a 19-year-old male who was making suicidal statements and in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

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The annual city of Barron Fall Clean-up will be held this Saturday, Oct. 19. Residents are asked to place items at the curb by 8 a.m. on collection day. White goods (appliances and electronics) will not be picked up.

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On Monday, Oct. 28, from 3:45-6 p.m., the Barron High School FCCLA and Key Club will be Trick or Treating for canned goods. All items will be donated to the Barron Cupboard and Closet. Students will be wearing name badges to identify themselves, and some may even dress in Halloween attire.

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Learn ways to reduce stress and make connections with others around you as Mayo Clinic Health System presents free “Fall Into Mindfulness” classes. Explore ways to become more mindful in your everyday activities with fun, interactive activities and presentations at the Barron Public Library,…

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As the 2019 construction season comes to an end, members of the Barron City Council are looking forward to the 2020 construction season, including the new water tower now under construction on the north side of the city, and new play apparatus at Anderson Park worth nearly a quarter of a mil…

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Officers in two Barron County communities apprehended a total of four suspects after foot chases in Barron and Rice Lake during the last week, according to Barron County dispatch logs.

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A suspect believed to be involved with the armed robbery of a bank in Boyceville is in the Dunn County Jail after his arrest Friday, Oct. 11, following the armed holdup of a convenience gas station in Dunn County, according to Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd.

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Barron High School has announced its Students on a Roll for the month of September. Bottom row (from left) are Trent Zen Zen, English: Trent has been working very diligently in his course work and has been very polite in class. Peyton Benny, CTE: Peyton has great knowledge with coding and is…

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 Almena firefighters work on a stubborn fire that broke out in a garage in the unincorporated community of Arland on Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2019. Almena Fire Chief Vince Wohlk said 22 personnel and nine pieces of equipment worked on the fire from shortly after the time it was reported, j…

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A crashed motorcycle in downtown Almena, and an alert witness, resulted in the arrest of an unidentified man on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, according to Barron County dispatch logs.

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The Barron Spotlighters production of “A Second Helping: Church Basement Ladies Two” continues on the BACC stage Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for kids age 16 and under. If there is a group of ten or more, reg…

A former Bloomer man and U.S. Army soldier has been arrested by federal police for accused involvement in a Florida double homicide to steal money and use it for activism in a resistance organization against the Venezuelan government.