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Turtle Lake Scouts Honored For Earning Eagle Scout Rank

Turtle Lake Boy Scout Troop 59 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the outdoor chapel at Scoutland, north of Cumberland. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout were Jake Hermann, left, son of Mike and Heidi Hermann, and Matthew Muench, right, son of William and Andrea Muench. A reception…

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Snowmen In The Field

What a difference 24 hours can make. This pair of snowmen, located in the Thill field on Swede Avenue on the south side of Turtle Lake, looked a bit barren on Monday afternoon. The season’s first major snowstorm changed all that by Tuesday afternoon when upwards of 6 inches of snow fell on the area.

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Hay River Quilters Present Quilt

Karen Kahl, left, representing the Hay River Quilters, presented veteran Gary Solum, the annual Honor Quilt at the Veteran’s Day Program held Friday morning, November 11, at the Turtle Lake School. The Hay River Quilters began a tradition of giving quilts to veterans in 2015 when they were asked to help make quilts to welcome…

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Character Strong

The following students demonstrated Responsibility during the month of October in Turtle Lake Elementary School’s Character Strong curriculum. Students were chosen by their teachers and were awarded a Hershey candy bar and a certificate of achievement. Top photo, front row, left to right: Levi Cook, Lewis Lemons, Elizabeth Sieg. Second Row: Eastden Hare, Emma Klingelhoets,…

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Accident Claims Life Of Teenager

On Monday, October 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., the Barron County 911 center received a call of a one vehicle rollover on 16 ½ Avenue near 19 ¾ Street, just north of Cameron. Initial investigation shows a vehicle occupied by a 16 year old male was travelling west on 16 ½ Avenue at a high…

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Two Injured In UTV Accident

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 6:02 p.m., the Barron County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a UTV crash that had occurred in the Village of Prairie Farm and the UTV operator was attempting to load an unconscious male back into a UTV but was stopped by citizens at the scene.  SEE COMPLETE…

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Youth Hunter Successful

Carson Gullickson, 15-year old son of Renee and Ehric Gullickson, harvested this brute of an 11-pointer Saturday afternoon during the annual Wisconsin Youth Hunt. Carson took his trophy while hunting in Polk County.  Additional successful youth hunters included in this week’s edition.

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National Night Out

National Night Out attendees were treated to a surprise on-stage appearance by the one and only Chris Kroeze Tuesday night. Hundreds of people attended the event and were treated to food, drink, give-aways by local businesses, prize drawings, kids games and entertainment. The 2022 National Night Out was Turtle Lake Police Chief Al Gabe’s final…

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New Princess And Brave Crowned

The new St. Croix Casino Princess and St. Croix Casino Brave have been chosen.  Jazzmine Long, right, was crowned Princess and Cael Youngbear, left, was crowned Brave. Both will be representing the St. Croix Tribe at various powwows and other activities throughout the coming year.  The Princess and Brave contest and coronation took place at…

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