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A White Bear Lake man whose body was discovered near Ridgeland 38 years ago was suffering from mental problems and had “a couple of thousand dollars” in cash with him when he disappeared, family members told the White Bear Lake Press in a story appearing last week.

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The annual meeting of the Superior Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance, will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire/Barron County, Ritzinger Hall, Blue Hills Lecture Room, 1800 College Dr., Rice Lake.

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An Almena woman accused in the Aug. 10, 2019, stabbing death of her boyfriend remains in jail following an arraignment on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

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The city of Barron is seeking reimbursement from the federal government in the aftermath of the July 19, 2019 storm that toppled hundreds of trees across the city and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.

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An unidentified 35-year-old man was flown by helicopter from the scene of a serious snowmobile accident on the night of Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, according to Barron County dispatch logs.

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On Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, the Well International chapter of Barron held a lunch for Barron County pastors and Muslim religious leaders. “It was a time to build bridges and relate at a human level,” said Well International director Otieno Oduor. Those involved in the meeting include, from l…

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Approximately 70 people attended the annual Barron Chamber of Commerce meeting/dinner/awards ceremony held Monday evening at the Barron VFW Hall, where the recipient of the Chamber’s Distinguished Service Award was announced.

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A tribute to the late Marvin Amundson will be published in an online newsletter circulated to members of Kiwanis International.

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 Retiring Barron Chief of Police Byron Miller, center, was recently presented with a “Quilt of Valor” by local volunteers Kathy Krug, left, and Renee Degerman. Miller, a former U.S. marine, was wrapped in the quilt on the day of his retirement party, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Barron City Hall…

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 CCF Bank, Barron, has made a $3,250 donation to support the Cupboard & Closet with its Backpack Food Program. From left are Bruce Rasmussen CCF Bank, Lynne Hanse, Cupboard & Closet, and April Sloan, CCF Bank. According to information shared by Cupboard & Closet, the facility ser…

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A key structure controlling water levels on one of Barron County’s busiest lakes is in need of repairs that could cost upwards of $120,000, according to information shared Friday, Jan. 10, at the regular monthly meeting of the Barron County Board of Supervisors Property Committee.

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The Barron Spotlighters are in rehearsal for Arsenic and Old Lace, which will be on stage at the Barron Area Community Center Theatre. The production opens Friday, Jan. 31, and continues Feb. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 2, 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for k…

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Dozens of young people performed in front of hundreds of guests on Saturday night, Jan. 18, 2020, for the third annual Barron County Talent Show.

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A pair of contracts worth a total of $312,390 were approved by the Barron School Board Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to finance construction of the latest in a three-phase remodeling project at Barron High School.

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Jen’s Choppin’ Block, formerly Clickers in Dallas, will hold their Grand Opening Wednesday, Jan. 29-Monday, Feb. 3.The event will feature a new, expanded menu and fantastic specials.

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Chetek’s 40-room motel has a new name and new owners. Northwoods Best Inn, located at 115 Second St., near Keg N’ Kork, was purchased by the Oleson family last October.

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When Barron County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers get calls about motor vehicles colliding with animals, it can often mean sending someone out to kill a suffering creature – usually a deer.