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Ballots are set for the April 5, 2022 elections. The filing deadline for nomination papers and non-candidacy papers was January 4, 2022. 

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Local midwest snowboarders came to Trollhaugen recently to participate in CORENATION Rail Jam & Fundraiser, hosted by professional snowboarder Erik Leon of California. Leon has traveled the world snowboarding, and wanted to create a contest series with the intention of raising money for …

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MSA Professional Services gave an update about the Community Development Block Grant Application at the Dresser Village Board meeting on Monday, January 3, 2022. All of the members were in attendance. During the meeting, Ben Wasmund from Lakes Region EMS discussed the ambulance service contr…

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ATLANTA (AP) — An Associated Press review of every potential case of voter fraud in the six battleground states disputed by former President Donald Trump has found fewer than 475 — a number that would have made no difference in the 2020 presidential election.

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After changing their minds on filling the vacancy created when Mike Wallis resigned from the board last year, two seats will be up for election in April for the Town Of Osceola.

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The Polk County Snowmobile trails will close tonight, January 12th at midnight.  Please check the Polk County Parks & Trails page for updates, trail conditions, and local closures.  The Snowmobile Trail Tracker is also a great resource for on-the-go trail information and maps.

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Along with the new year, the Osceola Area Chamber and Main Street Board is welcoming new Interim Director Linsey Clark. The board is excited for, “The experience, education and enthusiasm for building business success through leadership, education and partnership as we move into the future.”

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The Osceola Chamber and Main Street said goodbye to Executive Director Germaine Ross at the end of December. Her vision, passion for Osceola, and her commitment to excellence in everything she did will be sorely missed.

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Wilberg Memorial Public Library of Osceola is excited to announce that starting Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 they will be operating under new and expanded hours. The Library will now be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will also be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

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Polk County has many areas where American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds could be used. The Polk County Board of Supervisors has been tasked with prioritizing the list of needs that can be funded/partially funded with ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which are being provided by the U.S. Depar…

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The Polk County Snowmobile trails are now open.  Please check the Polk County Parks & Trails, https://www.co.polk.wi.us/trailsnowmobile,  page for updates, trail conditions, and local closures.  The Snowmobile Trail Tracker, https://polkcowi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?i…

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Christian Community Homes and Services (CCHS) is the new owner of The Royal Oaks, a 32-unit senior community in Osceola. The new name will be Evergreen Senior Living. CCHS plans to retain all staff and continue to operate the community as it has been so we can gain an intimate knowledge of t…

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The Ramada Company and Nechama LLC recently requested review from the Village of Osceola and approval of a residential development within the village. The site proposed will include a large 3-story residential complex with adjacent garages, landscaping, parking, trail and general site improv…

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The Polk County snowmobile trails NORTH of US HWY 8 ONLY, will open December 31st at 8:00 AM.  Please check the Polk County Parks & Trails page for updates, trail conditions, and local closures.  The Snowmobile Trail Tracker is also a great resource for on-the-go trail information and maps.

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Wisconsin is on track to hit the 10,000 COVID-19 death milestone before the new year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS), Polk County’s current contribution to this number is 94.

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Students at Osceola Elementary and Osceola Intermediate schools kicked-off their winter break with a couple of holiday concerts. Emma Cruciani, music teacher for Osceola Elementary School and Osceola Intermediate School, created both programs that students performed for family.

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As COVID-19 rates remain high and healthcare worker shortages widen, a Western Wisconsin alumnus is rolling up her sleeves to help with the crisis as part of the Minnesota National Guard. In late November, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard to serve as skilled-nur…

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After serving on the Osceola School Board for 45 years, Pete Kammerud has decided not to seek reelection.

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With the recent cold temperatures, the Gandy Dancer is now open for FROZEN GROUND ATV/UTV use.  For more information on recreational opportunities in Polk County, please visit the PARKS & TRAILS page at https://www.co.polk.wi.us/fpt or the RECREATIONAL VIEWER. 

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Osceola’s new all day every day 4K program is getting a staffing boost. An additional teacher and two aides have been hired for the program.

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Looking back at Christmas memories with residents at Royal Oaks

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The Open Cupboard food shelf started in 1993 as a closet in St. Joseph’s Church by local community member Rosanne Anderson and has been serving the community for 29 years. The location has changed a few times but has been housed in its current 3,500 square foot building for several years. 

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“Veterans, you are worth it. This country is worth it and our experiment in democracy is worth it,” said four-star general Joe Votel to a packed house saluting the WWII generation just days after Veteran’s Day.

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The Village of Osceola has submitted an application for a Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) grant for a street project for a $2,145,273 project for 3rd Ave and River Street.

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Germaine Ross has resigned as executive director of the Osceola Area Chamber of Commerce after seven years in the position.

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A juvenile coyote that was in the Kreekview neighborhood last month has moved on, according to Osceola Police Chief Ron Pedrys.

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To some it may seem like a harmless prank or insignificant damage, but recent destruction to area Polk County trails is fine worthy and dangerous.

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With the deer opener days away, gun hunters across Wisconsin are preparing for the annual chase. A mild 2020-21 winter and below-average harvests in 2019 and 2020, mean Wisconsin deer hunters can look forward to increased harvest opportunities around the state, according to the DNR.

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Located in Dresser, Wisconsin, Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation area consists of 24 trails, including three terrain parks. Established in 1950, Trollhaugen has been family owned and operated for three generations and is one of the longest-running snow sports resorts in the Midwest. In addition…

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The Dresser Village Board gathered for their monthly meeting on Monday, November 1st and commenced at 6:30 p.m.  The whole board was in attendance.  The majority of the evening was filled with updates from the Polk County Board and Economic Development Corporation representatives and then th…

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Osceola Village Administrator Ben Krumenauer is pleased the village is making progress on its debt, but the seven-year break taken in capital improvement projects needs to come to an end. “Several infrastructure items have aged out during that time,” Krumenauer said.