This week’s stories ... Barron County is looking for ways to spend 8 million dollars in federal pandemic relief funds; Barron’s school referendum passes narrowly in the Spring Election; and a Barron County Sheriff’s Department detective receives a Remarkable honor. The News Bell is a p…

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Everyone age 16 and older in Wisconsin is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Where can you get it? Here’s a list:

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An 18-year-old Chetek man received multiple traffic tickets, a 15-year-old girl was treated for a minor injury, and a total of six people were tracked down by law enforcement after a high-speed chase early Saturday morning, April 3, 2021, both in and near the village of Cameron, according to…

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Traffic on Hwy. 53 was stopped and detoured on CTH SS between Chetek and New Auburn for a grass fire on Wednesday afternoon, March 31. 

Traffic on Hwy. 53 was stopped and detoured on CTH SS between Chetek and New Auburn for a grass fire on Wednesday afternoon, March 31. 

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Three community outreach specialists in Barron County are among efforts funded as part of a $6.2 million grant program to promote health equity in the face of COVID-19.

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One man is in custody following an apparent domestic abuse incident in rural Rice Lake on Monday, April 5, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

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Although curb-side voting has probably been available to Barron voters for years, the News-Shield Associate Publisher didn’t realize you can vote from your vehicle if disabled until this election day, when a fall down an embankment at home left him with a disabling leg injury that qualified …

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In a very close vote, residents of the Barron Area School District passed one referendum question and rejected a second on the Tuesday, April 6, Spring Election ballot.

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Today the majority of Wisconsin is at very high fire danger. With low humidity and high winds in the forecast, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the National Weather Service and other partners remind Wisconsinites to remain on alert due to elevated fire weather conditions.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding farmers to check the Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast this spring before spreading manure on their fields. Spreading manure when there is a high risk of runoff can send manure into streams and threaten w…

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School issues and a few local races headline the ballot on April 6th; The deadline has been extended for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program; and COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is opening up to everyone age 16 and over. And many more of this week's headlines. Click the play button below. Y…

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On March 31, Barron County Public Health was alerted of several confirmed cases of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7. This strain of COVID-19 has been shown to spread more quickly and is associated with a higher rate of death.

On March 31, Barron County Public Health was alerted of several confirmed cases of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7. This strain of COVID-19 has been shown to spread more quickly and is associated with a higher rate of death. 

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 A vehicle that failed to stop for a stop sign struck the Barron Post Office Sunday afternoon. The vehicle was driven by Nasra Burow of Barron and was traveling westbound on La Salle Ave. The vehicle failed to stop at the four-way signed intersection east of the post office and then swerved …