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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides weekly updates on road construction projects in the following counties in northwest Wisconsin: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, …

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Back to back vacancies recently left the Polk County Board of Supervisors in an unprecedented situation, leaving Board Chair, Chris Nelson, appointing two new Supervisors; Sharon Kelly-District 8 and Dan Ruck-District 6.

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 On Saturday, the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) announced its endorsement of Rob Stafsholt’s campaign for Wisconsin’s 10th Senate District. Stafsholt is a Life Member of the organization and served on its Board of Directors for many years. In the Legislature, he has been a leader…

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With less than two weeks until the August 11 election, State Representative Rob Stafsholt announced the endorsement of several local officials in his campaign for State Senate. These leaders join Governor Scott Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and other prominent conservatives in backi…

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Just beyond the bustling downtown of Osceola, Ridge Road contrasts the crowded storefronts with a scenic, meandering path. Like a slice of an endless country road from a Hollywood film, the summertime drive is set in a lush sea of green. Pristine rows of crops along the road stretch into the…

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Rep. Gae Magnafici (R-Dresser) visited the White House July 16 to join President Donald J. Trump for the Rollback of Regulations Helping All Americans event. The event also reinforces the Initiative on Regulatory Innovation, led by Vice President Mike Pence, that aims to cut regulations and …

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MADISON, Wis. – Friends Thomas Cook and Joseph Feeney shook hands in 1992, swearing if either one won the Powerball jackpot, they would split the winnings…no matter who bought the ticket. Tom, of Elk Mound, and Joe, of Menomonie, made good on that handshake when Tom realized a Powerball tick…

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The worldwide pandemic (COVID-19) has forced a decision to cancel operations of the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway for the remainder of 2020. The decision was made July 17, by the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM), which operates the railway along the St. …

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The Village of Dresser Board of Trustees prepared for upcoming elections in response to COVID-19 restrictions and community safety at its July 6 meeting. A vote passed to permanently change the polling place to the Dresser Community Hall in an effort to keep social distancing guidelines in p…

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Tensions heightened between the Town of Osceola board and members of the community as the board offered former clerk/treasurer, Lorraine Rugroden, an open ended, part-time position as a deputy treasurer’s assistant. The goal of hiring Rugroden is to help the town get caught up on financial w…

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The worldwide pandemic (COVID-19) has forced a decision to cancel operations of the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway for the remainder of 2020. The decision was made on July 17, 2020 by the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM), which operates the railway alon…

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From a certain perspective, school closings aren’t actally that bad. Of course, for educators, school closings are a logistical marathon; for students, a relational wasteland; for parents, a temporary career change. But for the facility managers, the vacant buildings are ideal for catching u…

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Described as a ‘get-to-know’ session, the Town of Farmington board and Village of Osceola board met for two hours July 8 about Farmington’s ordinance for the nonmetallic mine. 

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A July 2 vehicle crash on Highway 35 north of 90th Avenue in the Town of Osceola claimed the lives of Scott L. Brust, 58 and Lisa M. Swanson, 53; both of Cushing.

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Residential fishing licenses across Wisconsin are at a five-year high but non-residential license are at a five-year low, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. These trends are similar to those at the national level.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday afternoon they are looking for additional information on the crash July 2 that claimed the lives of Scott Brust, 58, and Lisa Swanson, 53, both of Cushing. 

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Readers and advertisers of Sentinel Publications, owners of the Amery Free Press, Baldwin Bulletin, Burnett County Sentinel, Country Messenger and The Sun, will see bylines and faces from sister offices sharing duties in other offices. 

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During the late morning hours of July 3, the body of a missing Amery man, Andre Lyons, 40, was discovered south of Farmington off Highway 35.

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Polk County Health Department (PCHD) confirmed Tuesday a second Polk County resident died of complications from Coronavirus (COVID-19). This person, in their 80's with multiple underlying health conditions, fought a long battle with the illness and passed away at a Twin Cities hospital. PCHD…

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During the new normal of the Coronavirus, life looks a little different for everyone. For some, it means being stuck in a house with family for weeks on end; for others, it means endless Zoom conferences replacing in-person hangouts. For couples who are dating, the new “normal” looks even mo…

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For the Osceola School District, there’s not enough time in the school year. With the Coronavirus pandemic causing massive uncertainty to any proposed schedule, the Board of Education navigates unknown obstacles as they come.

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Debates between opposing sides of county trail issues have been taking place in Balsam Lake for quite some time. Recently, the Polk County board has opted to try something new by forming a group specifically for trail management, the Polk County Parks and Trail Advisory Group (TAG).

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Polk County Administrator Vince Netherland gave the board a brief update pertaining to COVID-19 numbers in Polk County at their June meeting. 

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In Wisconsin, dairy’s kind of a big deal. Whether it’s the creamer for your morning coffee or the shredded parmesan on a spaghetti dinner, dairy seems to work itself into every part of the day. That’s why we celebrate June Dairy Month every year to show our local farmers some love.

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For those who are not aware, there are a surprising amount of clowns with a substantial public following. East Farmington resident John Carufel can recite a long list of his favorite clowns, including Ronald McDonald, whom he’d the privilege to meet during a local McDonald’s grand opening.

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The Osceola Area Chamber and Main Street Program’s Picnic-to-Go initiative has been selected to receive the first of AARP Wisconsin’s “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grants. 

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The Osceola Village board unanimously passed a resolution at their regularly scheduled meeting June 9 addressing the village’s ongoing relationship with the Mill Pond Learning Foundation. 

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Osceola Medical Center has resumed most of its services, including elective surgeries, Scandia Clinic, preventive services and procedures. Although things look different at the medical center and clinics, the necessary precautions are being put into place to keep patients and staff safe.