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After taking a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has renewed its annual “school district report cards,” and the Prairie Farm School District has done well.

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Plans are coming out of the freezer for the return of the Fun on the Flowage/Hay River Plunge to be held Saturday, Feb. 12, at Pioneer Park in Prairie Farm. This year’s event will include a “Winter Beater” vehicle parade and best individual and team costume prizes. See this week’s Prairie Fa…

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After getting a pass last school year on the state school standards, schools have been issued Wisconsin School Report Cards again this school year.

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A joint brunch for the Chetek Area After Five and the Rice Lake Women’s Connection will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m.with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. at The Moose Lodge, 402 E. Newton Street, Rice Lake.

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—he first baby born at Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland in Menomonie was Hudaif Ibrahim Abdi, son of Abdi, Amina Harun of Barron. The baby was born Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at 7:38 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. He was 21” long.

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A 20-year-old Birchwood man who is the alleged suspect in a high-speed chase through Cameron and Barron last week may also be involved in at least two other active investigations, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

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 Braving sub-zero temperatures, Terry Lansin works as a crossing guard at the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Memorial Drive on Monday, Jan. 10. “As long as you dress appropriately, you’re good!” she said. This week is Crossing Guard Recognition Week, as designated by the Wisconsin Depar…

Rice Lake resident Andrew J. Brunette, 26, was sentenced to life in prison this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 7, 2021, in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old rural Chetek resident Garrett Macone in September 2020, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A 20-year-old Birchwood man is the alleged suspect in a high-speed chase Wednesday night, Jan. 5, 2021, that led law enforcement officers through parts of Cameron and Barron and ended when the suspect vehicle crashed about a block west of the Cobblestone Inn & Suites on the west side of …

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Law enforcement officers for the Rusk County Sheriff’s and Ladysmith Police departments and a good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes after pulling a trapped woman from burning van in the city early Thursday morning.