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 The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms the first wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in southern Wood County in the Town of Port Edwards, within ten miles of Juneau and Adams counties. As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting…

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The People’s Maps Commission will hold a virtual public hearing at 5:30 p.m.  on Thurs., Jan. 28, , to seek public input on the upcoming redistricting of legislative maps from constituents of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.  Although the Jan. 28 hearing will focus on the 7th Congress…

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A slightly different Osceola board was seated at its monthly meeting last week. Former Chairman Doug Schmidt resigned from his position Jan. 5 leaving former supervisor Mike Wallis to step up to the position of Chairman. The board also appointed Warren Johnson as interim board supervisor unt…

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Join the ADRC of Northwest Wisconsin Monday, Jan. 25, 5-6 p.m. to become a Dementia Friend and join a growing movement of people (like you) who are helping fellow community members living with dementia.

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Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), an…

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Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement regarding Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm’s nomination to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Biden Administration. She will depart DHS to undertake this opportunity on Ja…

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The Wisconsin Pork Association is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry.

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I would like to take this time to address the concerning rhetoric following the riots at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. First, let me say that I do not condone the violence at the Capitol last week. The actions of those involved are dishonorable. Across the country and here in St. C…

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In the State of State address, Gov. Tony Evers talked about strengthening rural broadband and upgrading the state's unemployment system. 

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Midwestern states have been collaborating on a variety of transportation issues, from the future of vehicle technology to their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts, led by the Mid America Association of Transportation Officials (MAASTO), are the topic of a special three-part ser…

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St. Croix County Public Health recently published updated information about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution on the county’s website. The new COVID-19 Vaccine webpage includes information about:

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ALL snowmobile trails are closed.  After a busy weekend and an incoming warm-up the trails have been closed until further notice.  The Gandy/Cattail/Sawmill will remain open to UTV/ATV traffic.  For up-to-date trail information on openings and closures, go to the Polk County Parks and Trails…

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St. Croix Valley Opera, in partnership with Lead Sheep Productions and The Phipps Center for the Arts, is proud to announce our New Year's Eve Extravaganza—happening via livestream on December 31, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST! Join us for a special evening of music, laughter, and stories—in the com…

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Wisconsin began administering vaccine on Monday, December 14, after receiving the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shortly thereafter. The first shipment of Moderna vaccine arrived in Wisconsin on December 22, with the first …

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Minutes after a rezoning issue, the next argument started during the Dec. 15 County Board meeting when Polk County Administrator Vince Netherland brought the appointment of Mark Kopp to the Polk County Housing Authority and it was met with comments from Supervisor Joe Demulling.

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“We clearly have a Supervisor stepping over her bounds,” was a statement made by County Board Chair Chris Nelson when wrapping up a discussion during the Dec. 15 meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors. The meeting started with Supervisor Amy Middleton asking if it was a conflict of …

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Despite our recent weather reprieve, Wisconsinites know that winter is coming. Weather is one of the key factors why traffic crashes tend to peak in Wisconsin during the winter months. Last year, there were 26,774 crashes on snow/ice-covered roads in Wisconsin resulting in injuries to 5,646 …

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There is only days to go in the Annual Red Kettle Campaign in Polk County and donations are lower than ever before. The Polk County Salvation Army’s kettle goal is what helps to fund their programs including rent and utility assistance. This year, with the COVID pandemic, the organization ha…