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Four found dead in vehicle in Town of Sheridan cornfield

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious four victim homicide in the Town of Sheridan, southwest of Ridgeland, WI. According to a release on September 12, at about 2:18 p.m., the Dunn County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a death in the Town of Sheridan in northern Dunn County. The…

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COVID-19 Cases On The Rise

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again. The county jumped from an average of 2 to 3 cases per week at the end of July to over 200 cases this past week. Hospitalizations are going up as well. There were 30 hospitalizations last week alone. Barron County is currently experiencing “high” levels of community…

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Masks Are Optional As School Begins New Year

With the upcoming opening of the 2021-22 school year discussion took place at the most recent school board meeting regarding the wearing of masks in school. As it stands presently, the school administration and school board agreed masks would be optional to begin the year. SEE COMPLETE STORY IN THE TIMES OR READ ONLINE WITH…

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Fire Damages Home, Truck, Camper

The Almena Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a residence on Hwy. 8 at Poskin Sunday, August 15. A call was received at 3:15 p.m. by Barron County Dispatch of a truck on fire near the residence. Before the call was ended the caller said the house was also on fire. Almena Fire…

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One Dead, Three Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash

On Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at 6:26 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a two-vehicle traffic crash near the intersection of Hwy. 46 and Vijobi Trail, north of Amery in the Town of Lincoln. It was reported that there were multiple occupants injured and entrapped in the accident. Law enforcement…

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Barron County Public Health Department Updates Mask Guidance

We are learning more about COVID-19 all the time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looks at the latest available information to make the best science-based recommenda- tions. Because of new information on the Delta variant, the CDC has updated the guidance on wearing masks. The new guidance says that both vaccinated and…

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner To Speak At PVUM

John Peterson, former Olympian, will be speaking at Parkview United Methodist Church, Turtle Lake, on Sunday, August 8th at the 10:00 a.m. service. Peterson will relate how athletics and Christ have shaped his life. Peterson competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich where he received a silver medal in Freestyle wrestling, the middleweight class.…

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Cars in the Park and Craft Show Coming

After a year’s absence preparations continue for this year’s Greater Turtle Lake Area’s 24th annual Cars In The Park and Craft Show. The event will be held Sunday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trophies will be presented for a number of classes and years as visitors will have a helping hand in…

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