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DEERFIELD, Wis. (AP) — The collection includes a typewriter from the train depot, a clock from the old post office, a wooden crate from the now-defunct Johnson Hardware and a yardstick from the former Deerfield Motor Co.

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Concerns about board conduct continues in Osceola Township

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OES students paint special rocks for community businesses

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In 2018 the Osceola Chieftain cross country team left the Sectional meet at St. Croix Central as girls and boys team champions. Osceola retuned the bulk of their runners for the 2019 season. If the Chieftains snuck up on anyone last year they wouldn’t be able to do it again. They had a bulls…

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After several well attended and impassioned meetings, the Town of Osceola Board passed an ordinance to create a five member town board with a two to one vote at a special meeting Oct. 22. A public hearing was scheduled just before the meeting in which the vote took place where more than 50 c…

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Halloween is a lot of fun for kids and parents alike, but dangers are often overlooked for pets during the holiday. Foods like chocolate, candies and other Halloween items can all pose a potential risk for small pets during all the fun.

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New solar power charging bench at Mill Pond Park

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Rebecca* had been living with her husband and children for over five years at the same Osceola residence when, earlier in 2019, she received a notice of termination of tenancy. Over the previous year, mold was a common problem for the household, and had even spread to the furnace. A repair t…

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After months of discussion and committee meetings, the Polk County board of supervisors Oct. 15 passed a moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations, commonly referred to as CAFOs, by an 11-3 vote.

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Local emergency teams train for worst case scenarios 

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A recognition of service was given to retiring Osceola Police Officer Dan Kelley on Tuesday, Oct. 8. An award given to him by Osceola Chief of Police, Ron Pedrys, read, “Presented to Officer Dan Kelley in appreciation of 26 years of outstanding service to the citizens of the village of Osceo…

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An estimated 150,000 to 200,000 boaters, floaters and paddlers arrive or launch out of Osceola Landing on the St. Croix River every year according to the National Park Service. With issues of safety hazards, flooding and more, the National Park Service has announced a major project to update…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary said during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves toward a factory farm model.

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The largest congressional district in the state of Wisconsin will have a new legislator after Gov. Tony Evers schedules a special election. After being told his initial dates violated federal law, Gov. Evers has redacted the original dates and is exploring two options. Both of these options …

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“I would say in the last two years the marketing has increased for vaping targeting the age groups of our students and it’s caused a drastic increase of vaping in schools,” says Osceola High School Principal Adam Spiegel. “We’ve really had to be proactive in figuring out the ‘why’ behind it …

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation(DOT) will be raising a number of fees, including annual registration fees and title fees, starting October 1.

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At their Sept. 25 meeting he Osceola School Board voted against a proposal that would allow athletes to participate in two sports each season. While dual sports have occurred in the past, according to Pete Kammerud, board members unanimously denied this request. 

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An initial draft of the county’s budget and levy calls for a small levy decrease in 2020, keeping the county’s portion of property tax relatively flat.

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The Light-Up Dresser 2019 Project has been completed and now illuminates the two “Welcome to Dresser” signs, on opposite sides of Main Street. 

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Franconia Sculpture Park will hosts its 23rd Annual Art and Artists Celebration September 28 from 12 to 6 p.m. This event serves as the opening reception for the sculptures created in 2019, with opportunities all day to satisfy your artistic curiosity and participate in family art-making.  V…

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No new mining permits will be issued in the Town of Farmington until at least late March after the board instituted a six-month freeze on new quarry permits.

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With drop off bins overflowing and a mountain of recyclables awaiting sorting, the Polk County Board will consider whether the county should continue to operating its own recycling center.

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River Valley Potters has announced its fall pottery sale, September 27, 28 and 29. The group of eight ceramic artists and potters with six independent studios in Minnesota and Wisconsin works collectively to promote their studio sales and foster enthusiasm for ceramics in the region. The Wis…

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The Osceola School Board voted in their last meeting on August 4 to support the T21 Smoking Age Bill.

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In response to severe lung problems reported across the nation by people who have used electronic cigarettes, the Polk County Health Department is urging area residents not to vape or use e-cigarettes.

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UPDATE: The Polk County Sheriff's Office September 17 released the names of those who died as a result of the September 16 crash: The driver fatally injured was 16-year-old Michael Magnuson, from rural Clayton. The passenger fatally injured was 16-year-old Grace Schradle also from rural Clayton. 

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Jahnnalee Randall grew up with an airstrip in her backyard. Measuring half a mile long and 70 feet wide, it’s been there since she was a girl, though neither she nor her father can remember exactly what year it was constructed, only that it was before 9/11.