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Woman pounds every inch of pavement in Menomonie

MENOMONIE — Ask Leslie LeBarron about any neighborhood in Menomonie and she can tell you about it from firsthand experience. That’s because LeBarron has accomplished her personal goal of walking every city block in her hometown. Every street, avenue, boulevard, road and highway. If it’s within the Menomonie...
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The Social House now open for lunch with lighter fare

The Social House on Main has expanded its hours to fill the void left by the closure of Tess’s Cafe, with which it had shared accommodations in Rice Lake. In November, Caddy Shack Pizza and Tap House closed its door at 326 S. Main St., Suite 106, to make way for two separate restaurants. Tess’s Cafe operated from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with The Social House opening service at 4 p.m. ...
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Farmers warned of possible rolling blackouts this summer

Farmers warned of possible rolling blackouts this summer. A Wisconsin farmer says along with worrying about crops, weather, and input costs, now he is concerned about having electricity when he needs it. Tony Mellenthin raises crops near Menomonie, Wisconsin, and uses several irrigation pivots. He says, “We’ve gotten a letter...

Quilts of Valor recognizes three local veterans

Three local veterans each received a quilt from the Quilts of Valor Foundation on Sunday afternoon during the Quilt Show and Strawberry Festival at Pioneer Village Museum west of Cameron. Quilts of Valor volunteer Kathy Krug presented the quilts, each made and donated by local quilters, to LaRoy Lucken of Cameron, who served in the Army and was stationed in Germany, Ray Golden of Rice Lake, who served in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan, and Terry Miller of Rice Lake, who served in the Marines and was stationed in Vietnam. Those local veterans who have not yet received a quilt as appreciation for active duty in the armed forces may be nominated on the Quilts of Valor website at

Piping troubles continue at Glenwood Aquatic Center

(Glenwood) -- Piping issues continue to plague efforts to open the Glenwood Aquatic Center. After addressing an initial piping issue earlier this month, the city of Glenwood is faced with another piping issue that arose when the pumps were turned back on to fill the pool over the weekend. Jennifer Fletcher is the Glenwood Deputy City Clerk. Fletcher tells KMA News the issue arose over the weekend and could delay the opening further.

Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association recognizes award winners at Summer Tour

Menomonie, Wis. – Acknowledging their dedication to excellence within Wisconsin’s beef industry, the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) honored four award recipients during the 2022 Summer Tour hosted in the Menomonie Area. The 2022 Cattleman of the Year is Steve Springer of Linden, Wis. Springer is a third-generation...

Court Sentences Man In Barron County Fatal Road Rage Case

BARRON COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced Clayton Lauritsen for the December 28, 2020 fatal road rage incident in Barron, WI that resulted in the death of Lauritz Robertson. On Monday, December 28, 2020, shortly before 5p, Barron County Dispatch received a 911 call about a shooting in the City of Barron.

Dr. Paul Boeder OB/GYN has joined Western Wisconsin Health

BALDWIN, WI – Western Wisconsin Health (WWH) is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Boeder OB/GYN has joined the WWH Birth Center team. Dr. Paul Boeder attended medical school and residency in Milwaukee at the Medical College of Wisconsin, (MCW) and MCW Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program. Dr. Boeder takes a special interest in high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery, pelvic support reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, infertility, and menopause. Dr. Boeder has 29 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings, including high-risk referral centers and smaller communities. Dr. Boeder firmly believes from his experience that “the best healthcare comes from a well-informed patient and family with an up-to-date, coordinated team.”

Bruce A. Doane

Our beloved father and grandfather Bruce A. Doane passed away unexpectedly due to complications of Covid-19 on June 21, 2022. Bruce was born on November 5, 1936, in Stoughton, Wisconsin, to Claire and Bernice (Whaley) Doane. He graduated from Stoughton High School in 1955. He was in the Notional Guards...

Clayton Lauritsen sentenced for fatally shooting man after Wisconsin car chase

MINNEAPOLIS -- A western Wisconsin man has been sentenced to prison for shooting a man in the chest following a car chase. Clayton Lauritsen, of Cumberland, Wisconsin had been charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide in connection to the shooting. According to a criminal complaint, the shooting happened in December 2020 on the 200 block of North Mill Street in Barron. Officers found the victim lying motionless on the snow-covered ground. He died at the scene. His name was not released in the charging documents. Lauritsen called 911 after the shooting and turned himself in. He was...
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Residents graduate after working in New Richmond, Amery

Two third-year residents in HealthPartners’ Western Wisconsin Rural Family Medicine Residency Program have graduated. Andrea Knievel, MD, and Jaya Durvasula, MBBS, had divided their time between Amery Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic for the past two years. As they head on to the next chapter, the...

Pastor Hilgendorf delivers last sermon at Immanuel Lutheran Church

WOODVILLE, WI – On Sunday, May 29, 2022, Pastor Wayne Hilgendorf gave his last sermon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Woodville, Wisconsin. After 30 years of service, his retirement is well-earned, even if it comes a few years later than planned. Originally planning to retire in the summer of...