One person is dead and another injured after fleeing from a police traffic stop shortly after midnight on Friday, August 6, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.
Rice Lake native Kenny Bednarek has advanced to the 200-meter dash finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Olympic sprinter won his opening round quarterfinals heat on Monday evening (Aug. 2) and placed second in the seminfinals on Tuesday morning (Aug. 3).
The Ladysmith Common Council voted 7-0, Monday, to approve a Certified Survey Map that subdivides a multi-family residential lot into two parcels. The new CSM could help with possible future development of new homes, said city officials at the July 26 meeting.
In an effort to prevent Barron from being a “dumping ground” for sex offenders, the Barron City Council approved this month an ordinance restricting those who could reside in the city.
A special meeting of the Barron City Council has been set for Wednesday, July 28, at 4 p.m. The only agenda item is the “Approval of proposed stoplight intersection controls at the intersection of LaSalle Avenue and Division Avenue (Current City Hall site).