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The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate Wednesday, stripping the governor of one of his last remaining tools to curb large-scale spread of COVID-19 as the state stands on the precipice of another surge in infections.

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The Polk-Burnett Chapter of the Wisconsin Farmers Union (PB-WFU) met over Zoom to determine their annual plans for supporting our local farms and rural community. During a time when many organizations are finding it hard to engage with members, over a third of the registered chapter members …

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In an unprecedented year, USDA staff and dairy producers across the country worked together to protect dairy operations for the 2021 production year under USDA’s risk management program options – the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC), Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), and Livestock Gross Margin for …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program because of recent winter storms and some clarifications to program rules. This program assists producers, including th…

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Congressman Tom Tiffany (WI-07) will host a Listening Session in Hudson on Monday, March 29 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Constituents of the 7th District are invited to attend and will have the opportunity to submit questions for Congressman Tiffany to answer.

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This will be an election unlike any other in recent memory for the Town of Osceola. First off, the town currently has three supervisors. After this election, the number will increase to five. Secondly, only two of the current three supervisors are running, meaning there will be at least thre…

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The Osceola School District will be saying goodbye to three longtime staff members at the end of the year. 

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St. Croix County Public Health was notified that a teenage individual recently tested positive for the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. This is the variant that was first discovered in England during November and December of 2020. Researchers believe that this variant spreads more rapidly and easil…

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Bryan Raddatz looking for another term as President. He will be joined on the ballot by Grace Bjorklund, Joe Peterson and Yvette Varner, who are running for the trustee seats. 

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Turnover looks to be minimal in the Osceola Village Board election. Village President Jeromy Buberl is running unopposed for another term. Meanwhile, in the trustee races, incumbent Brad Lutz is seeking another term. Van Burch wasn’t going to seek another term, but had a change of heart with…

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During the Chair’s report, Board Chair Chris Nelson said, “As everyone is aware, there has been a lawsuit filed against the county for the Stower Trail.” He said there have been a lot of phone calls from individuals and Townships with questions about it.  “I just want to make sure the public…

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“This isn’t about whether the decision was right, but if it was done correctly,” said Judge Edward F. Vlack during the most recent hearing concerning the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail (SSLST). Vlack made the statement after granting a temporary restraining order to keep the trail snowmobile…

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Businesses and organizations across Wisconsin are getting more than $1.65 million in grants from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The grants are part of DWD's Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative that provides targeted funds to support worker training, education, and recruitment.

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 The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tail deer herd at a Burnett County breeding farm that tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 2020 was depopulated on March 3, 2021. None of the remaining 14 deer tested positiv…

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The topic between Mill Pond Learning Foundation Board members and Osceola Village Board members last week started out as what to do pertaining to donor recognition signage. 

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Warmer spring temperatures are a welcome relief in Wisconsin, but they also mark a return to flood season across the state. Flooding from melting snow or heavy spring rains is one of the most common hazards in Wisconsin, and it puts lives and property at risk each year.