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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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Hudson Star-Observer

Two bodies found in New Richmond house

Two bodies were found in a New Richmond house on Friday, victims of an apparent murder-suicide. On Friday, May 13, at approximately 1 p.m. the New Richmond Police Department was called to the 1200 block of Pinewood Trail for an odor emitting from within a residence. Upon arrival, officers made...
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River Falls Journal

Three games to watch: Big tilts on tap in Big Rivers Conference

The Tigers try to keep pace at the top of the standings in their first season in the Big Rivers Conference when they travel to River Falls to face the Wildcats in the first game of a two-game series. Details: Tuesday, May 17, 5 p.m., UW-River Falls Perkins Stadium. Boys...

Video: Teen pulled from St. Croix River dies, identified

The beach near where a 17-year-old boy was pulled from the St. Croix River is pictured on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Photo; KSTP/Erik Rognerud. A 17-year-old boy who was pulled from the St. Croix River Thursday has died. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were called to the 2000...

No wakes allowed on lower St. Croix due to high water

River rises rapidly after heavy rains, will drop slowly. Recent rains in the upper St. Croix River watershed have sent the highest water in more than two years down the river. On Saturday, May 14, the river reached 683 feet above sea level at Stillwater, triggering automatic no-wake status. As of publishing time on Monday, May 16, it was at 684.74 feet, and expected to rise another six inches or so.

Stillwater teen drowns in St. Croix River while helping save friend

Seventeen-year-old recovered by rescuers after about 40 minutes in the water. A 17-year-old died in Lake St. Croix Beach last Thursday, May 12, as he helped a friend who was struggling in the water. The sheriff’s office later identified him as Suleiman Ibrahim Abda Garado, a junior at Stillwater Area High School.

Top Games: Stillwater, Forest Lake meet in rematch of the 2021 Class 4A championship game

May 19: The Ponies' revenge against the Rangers would likely result in a Suburban East Conference championship. Stillwater and Forest Lake have played several high-stakes games over the past few years. Although the Ponies (16-1, 12-1) stand to clinch a Suburban East Conference championship with a victory at Forest Lake on Thursday, it might not be the most important game they will play against the Rangers (12-4, 12-3) this season.

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.

Thanks from outgoing Spring Valley Chief of Police Verges

SPRING VALLEY, WI – I am sad to say that I will no longer be your Chief of Police after the Village Board eliminated my position. I was honored to serve the Spring Valley community over these last years. It was especially enjoyable being able to serve in my hometown.

Quin Brooks named first assistant chancellor for DEI at UW-Stout

Dr. Quin Brooks has been named assisant chancellor to lead the new EDI unit at University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, the university announced in press release last month. The unit was established August 1, 2021, to prioritize UW-Stout’s commitment to EDI across the university community. Dr. Brooks will begin her new role July 11.
River Falls Journal

Tattersall launches summer concert series

The line-up Friday, June 10: Kiss The Tiger. Thursday, Aug. 11: Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles. General admission standing room tickets as well as a limited number of VIP packages will be available for each show. General admission tickets range from $15 to $30. VIP tickets...
River Falls Journal

Softball: River Falls clobbers Spring Valley (11 photos)

River Falls scored early and often against Spring Valley Saturday at UW-River Falls’ Perkins Stadium, and when the dust settled the Wildcats walked away with a 24-8 victory. The Cats took control early by scoring 10 runs in the first two innings before putting 14 runs on the board in the third inning to open up a 24-0 lead. Spring Valley got a run in the fourth and seven in the fifth put couldn’t prevent the 10-run mercy rule from ending the game.

A house fire in Wisconsin claims the lives of three people

BARRON, Wis. (AP) - Sheriff’s officials say three people, including two children, have died in a house fire in Barron County. Dispatchers received a 911 call about 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The caller said three people were still inside the house in Barron. Firefighters were able to pull two children...

Wausau West softball, Marshfield girls soccer in action in 5/14 prep highlights

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Marshfield girls soccer drew with New Richmond while Wausau West softball lost to Hudson in Saturday’s high school highlights. Marshfield entered the second half with a 2-1 lead before an early New Richmond goal from Alexa Singer tied the match at 2-2. Minutes later, Lauren Katzenberger hit a perfectly placed ball in the back of the net to give Marshfield the lead back. But Chloe Groth’s goal later in the half tied the match at 3-3, which would be the final.

New Location For COVID Testing Site In Balsam Lake

POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Public Health’s free COVID testing site will be moving to a new location. Starting Monday, May 16th, free COVID testing will be located in the eastern portion of the Polk County Government Center parking lot. Previously, COVID testing was offered at the Polk County Highway Department.