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Northern Wisconsin State Fair preview

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - The Northern Wisconsin State Fair runs July 12-17 at the fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. Executive Director Rusty Volk says an extra day has been added to the fair this year due to the carnival being available. Headliners at the main stage this year include Rick...
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI
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Man dies three days after house fire near Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. -- A 33-year-old man died days after he was pulled from a burning house in near Duluth.The Rice Lake Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 3900 block of West Tischer Road on June 22. They found heavy fire and smoke, and the man - who had been pulled from inside the house - laying in the backyard.The fire was extinguished within an hour, and the man was taken to a nearby hospital. He died of his injuries three days later. The victim was identified as Myles Leslie Summers.
DULUTH, MN
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James G. Rasmussen

James Gordon Rasmussen, age 73, of Boyceville, WI, passed away in an accident on June 26, 2022 doing what he loves, taking care of his land. James was born in Brookings, SD to parents George and Virginia Rasmussen. After graduating from high school he was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served for 2 years. In 1968 he married the love of his life Sonia Gay Miller – it was the love of a lifetime. He went on to work construction building many houses, a family, and later took a position at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater as a carpentry instructor where he worked for over 29 years in the educational program.
BOYCEVILLE, WI
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Overdue Library Books? It’s Fine (Free)

The Chippewa Falls Public Library has closed the book on fines, starting a new chapter for the library. “Equitable access to resources is key to the library’s mission,” the library’s website stated. “We want to invite back those who have been denied that access.”. The revision,...
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI
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Rice Lake man injured in fire last week has died

A Rice Lake man who was severely burned in a fire last week has died. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said that Myles Summers, 33, died on Saturday. He'd been airlifted down to the Hennepin County Medical Center after the fire. FIrst responders rushed to the home on West Tischer...
HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN
WEAU-TV 13

CFAUSD votes to remove book from curriculum

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - In May of 2022 a parent petitioned the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District to remove a book from its schools. That book is Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton. At the time a panel recommended to keep the book in the district.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI
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Medical Examiner: Rice Lake man dies days after house fire

RICE LAKE, MN -- A Rice Lake man died days after he suffered severe burns in a house fire. According to the Midwest Medical Examiners Office, Myles Summers, 33, died Saturday. Authorities responded to the home on the 3900 block of West Tischer Road around 6:30 p.m. June 22. Three...
RICE LAKE, WI
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David Johnson

David H. Johnson, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at VitaCare Assisted Living in Ladysmith. David was born on March 14, 1946, in Eau Claire, to Hjalmer and Gladys B. (Lee) Johnson. He graduated from Bloomer High School with the Class of 1964. David married Nancy Ludwigson and they later divorced. He was a farmer and also drove truck for Menards. On Oct. 13, 2007, David married Lori Swaenepoel in Lake Holcombe.
LADYSMITH, WI

Rural CF man jailed for fourth OWI

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A rural Chippewa Falls man will serve at least six months in jail after he was convicted of his fourth drunk-driving offense, stemming from a Feb. 2021 arrest. Richard T. Amans, 54, 7373 Highway K, pleaded no contest to OWI-4 in Chippewa County Court. Amans had...
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI

Three design concepts show possibilities for reconstructing downtown Main Street

Rice Lake residents will soon have the opportunity to weigh in on their opinion of which one of three designs — or an option that’s not currently on the table that they may suggest — for reconstructing downtown. Gov. Tony Evers arrived in Rice Lake in early March to announce that the city received $3,157,057 to put toward reconstructing North Main Street between Evans and Water streets. The city is contributing $1,780,000 toward the project for a total cost of $4,937,057. ...
RICE LAKE, WI
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