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Residents of Mobile Home Park Shelter Safely From Tornado

(TNS) - The aftermath of the tornado that ripped through a rural Chetek mobile home park five years ago still ranks as the worst natural disaster site witnessed by Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. As he stood at ground zero of the tornado's destruction zone, Fitzgerald was surrounded by random...
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3 people killed in Rusk County crash Saturday identified

TOWN OF WILLARD (RUSK COUNTY), Wis. (WEAU) - The three people killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in Rusk County are identified. 24-year-old Christian Ollinger of Ladysmith, 32-year-old Matthew Krisik of Hawkins and 41-year-old Shanna Krisik of Hawkins died after their vehicles collided head-on in the crash, according to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.
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Rusk County investigates Highway 27 crash

TOWN OF WILLARD (RUSK COUNTY), Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Three people are dead after a crash Saturday afternoon in Rusk County. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office said that the two-vehicle crash happened on Highway 27 south of Broken Arrow Road in the Town of Willard, or about eight miles south of Ladysmith, at about 3:23 p.m. Saturday.
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Wisconsin health officials urge masking in 7 counties with high COVID levels

Wisconsin health officials are urging people in seven counties with high COVID-19 levels to wear masks indoors, and they’re encouraging precautions statewide. The counties that meet the CDC definition for a high COVID burden are Racine, Kenosha, Vernon, Monroe, La Crosse, Rusk and Barron. Most other Wisconsin counties, including Milwaukee, are in the medium category.
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3 people dead after Saturday afternoon crash in Rusk County

TOWN OF WILLARD (RUSK COUNTY), Wis. (WEAU) - Three people are dead after a crash Saturday afternoon in Rusk County. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office said that the two-vehicle crash happened on Highway 27 south of Broken Arrow Road in the Town of Willard, or about eight miles south of Ladysmith, at about 3:23 p.m. Saturday.
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Storm shelter built on Chetek residential property hit by 2017 tornado

CHETEK, Wis. (WEAU) - Exactly five years ago on May 16th, 2017 a historic tornado ripped across 83 miles through four Western Wisconsin counties killing one person and injuring 25 others. The National Weather Services dubbed the tornado the longest in modern Wisconsin History. One Chetek residential area that was...
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Cause of death identified for 3 killed in Barron house fire

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -Barron Police have identified the cause of death for three people, including two children, in a Barron house fire. The cause of death is believed to be smoke inhalation. The manner of death is pending fire investigation. According to Barron Police Chief, Joe Vierkandt, he received the...
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7 Students Complete HSED Jail Program In Barron

BARRON COUNTY -- Seven students have completed their HSED requirements this past fall and current spring semesters as part of a collaboration between the Sheriff's Office and Northwood Tech, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Office. Press Release. Barron County Sheriff’s Department and Northwood Technical College...
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Rice Lake Elks Lodge Gives Back To The Community

RICE LAKE, WI -- Rice Lake Elks members made presentations of monetary grant dollars to multiple service groups recently. Funds were made possible from ENF-Elks National Foundation and WEA-Wisconsin Elks Association grants with additional fundraising initiatives supported by members and guests. Elks Lodges are assessed a per member dollar amount and if that goal is obtained the Lodge is eligible to apply for multiple grants as part of the Community Investment Program. Dues deduction is the most common way members participate. The mission of the program is to assist in building stronger communities.
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