• March 2, 2015

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Donna Bischel & Gary Pitts Advance To April Election

Donna Bischel and Gary Pitts advance to the April 7 election as the New Auburn village president candidates after receiving the most votes in last Tuesday’s primary.

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Recommends Site Plan With Forthcoming Contingencies

A standing room only crowd, a majority of which was employees of Bruce Durand or David Rosenbrook, packed the meeting room of the New Auburn Village Hall on Thursday, Feb. 19 for a planning commission meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to consider a site plan for Purfrac. At the end of the one hour and 45 minute long meeting the plan commission voted to recommend approval of the site plan to the village board with contingencies to be decided at a later date. The possible contingencies center around the proposed railroad crossing on CTH SS, future site reclamation and DNR approval of wet land mitigation.

Updated: 1:03 pm |

Alleged shoplifter hit Walmart, Farm & Fleet, Surplus Outlet

A Birchwood woman has been charged in connection with multiple counts of retail theft after police used surveillance photos and witness information to track her down in Rice Lake on Feb. 13, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

Updated: 8:19 am |

Man who allegedly hated cops ‘tazed’, arrested at Chetek

Shot with a Taser for allegedly resisting an officer, a Chetek man has been charged with one felony and one misdemeanor relating to an incident on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Updated: 8:19 am |

Student faces charges after alleged bathroom ‘drug’ deal

A high school student in Turtle Lake is facing a felony charge after allegedly trying to pass off an allergy medication as cocaine, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

Updated: 8:19 am |

Drone idea is closer to liftoff

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department’s request to buy a remote-controlled, camera-equipped drone is picking up steam toward an eventual vote by the Barron County Board, but not without a debate on the ethics of how and where to use it, and when the right to privacy trumps the needs of government.

Updated: 8:19 am |

How did felon end up with cop’s gun?

Police in Beloit, Wis. were called to a motel in that Illinois border city on Saturday, Jan. 31, when employees found a gun in one of the rooms.

Updated: 8:19 am |

Farm accident claims life of rural Dallas woman

The life of Dallas resident Karen Haugen, 60, was celebrated this morning, Feb. 25, at a funeral service at Dallas Lutheran Church.

Updated: 8:19 am |

Hawkins man arrested after five-hour standoff with law enforcement officers

By Alyssa Melin

Updated: 2:06 pm |

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