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Motors were revving and exhaust was in the air at the Cedar Lake Speedway Arena Saturday. In the pit, sets of racers lined up again and again as the rounds were called. Outside, clanging and knocking echoed from trailers as bikes were readied for the track.

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Although it might not arrive for almost a year, a new fire truck is in the works for the Village of Osceola. The village’s board of trustees approved the purchase Tuesday, Oct. 9. 

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After years managing maintenance for East Farmington, Brett Larson resigned earlier this month, taking a new job in Minnesota. The town is now looking to fill new maintenance positions, which will likely be advertised in The Sun.

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The Polk County Board last night approved a plan that would add ATV and UTV use to the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. The plan, which proposes a parallel path within the trail’s existing right of way to separate different types of trail users, will now go to the Wisconsin Department of Natu…

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No foul play is currently suspected in the death of an Osceola man who was found in Osceola Creek Sunday, but the case remains under investigation by Osceola police and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

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An “open” sign hung in the propped-open door of the Osceola Public Library last Wednesday, two days after the library opened in the newly constructed Discovery Center. Patrons stepped in to check out books and the library’s new home. 

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UPDATE — OCT 17, 4 p.m. The Barron County Sheriff's Department announced they were continuing to follow up on the more than 200 tips they had received about the whereabouts of Jayme Closs. Tip line number: 1-855-744-3879. ——— The Barron County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to loo…

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St. Croix Falls author Phil Peterson, Sr., will elucidate three decades of research about moonshine’s local history at an upcoming talk sponsored by St. Croix Falls Historical Society. 

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Today, Jim Demulling and Randy Demulling are neighbors on the border of Polk and St. Croix counties. But they’re also cousins, once removed.

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The Village of Dresser will add a link to its website leading residents to low-cost neutering and spaying services.

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With most cases of cluttered yards seemingly resolved in the Town of Osceola, two property owners due to receive citations will get a slight grace period as the town transfers prosecution duties to a new lawyer.

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With the Pumpkin Express train and bash set for the weekend of October 19 - 21, Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway volunteers are laying the groundwork for a successful event in Dresser.

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The Osceola School Board last Wednesday approved the Parent Contract for Transportation to St. Anne’s Catholic School for the 2018-19 school year.

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Carter and Gene Johnson announced the hiring of Matt McMillan as the chief executive officer for their group of newspapers located in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including The Sun in Osceola.

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The Capitals Club at Osceola High School is inviting past or current veterans to ride on their float during the Homecoming parade. The club would like to acknowledge and thank area veterans for their service. 

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October 2 marks 50 years since the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law, creating a national system of wild and scenic rivers and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

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A community gathers in its warmer jackets and sweaters to say hello to one another, enjoy some autumn cheer, and find a few special things for their homes to bring in the golden and red fourth quarter of the year.

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The Osceola Town Board reaffirmed its position last week that the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail remain off-limits to motors.

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A dedication held at Dresser Post office last Friday honored local law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.

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Editor’s note: Leading up to the midterm elections, the Upper St. Croix Valley League of Women Voters has posed a series of questions to local candidates on issues important to northwest Wisconsin. This is the third of five questions Assembly District 28 candidates have been invited to answe…

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Navy Captain Jeremy R. Hill, a 1991 Osceola High School graduate and Star Prairie, native, will turn over command of USS Portland (LPD 27) at a change of command ceremony September 21.

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Sarah Vater, a 2016 graduate of Osceola High School who made headlines for her fundraising efforts as a teen, is now a college student working to make life better for others.

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Fall events go off without a hitch

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The Baldwin Bulletin held an open house yesterday, September 20, after being purchased by The Sun's parent publishing group, Sentinel Publications.

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One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Al…

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Inspections of rental properties in the Village of Osceola are no more, a result of state legislation passed earlier this year.

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Highway 8 is now fully open to traffic from Forest Lake to Taylors Falls. Crews completed the drainage repairs on Highway 8 between Washington and Chisago counties a little early.The work addressed old drainage infrastructure along the highway such as work on culverts, storm systems, and str…

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After sending letters in June requesting that four property owners tidy their cluttered yards, board members in the Town of Osceola checked in on the clean up efforts last week. 

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Jeff Meyer, a longtime CEO at the Osceola Medical Center, returned to the organization in early July following the resignation of Tom Geskermann at the end of June.

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The co-founder and longtime CEO of Franconia Sculpture Park, John Hock, has left his leadership post at the popular arts destination west of Taylors Falls.

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The history of Wheels & Wings at Osceola is an interesting story and includes a number of characters and many civic-minded volunteers, too many to cover in this summary, but I’ll mention as many as I can.