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Barron Gordy’s Market headed for March 6 auction

The future owner of Barron’s downtown grocery store (now known as Gordy’s Market) may be determined by March 6, when potential buyers for the store are supposed to submit earnest money and bids for the business.


New rules govern reporting in courtroom for Patterson case

Barron County Circuit Court Judge James C. Babler has issued new rules governing public participation in a case against the Douglas County man accused in connection with the murders of two Barron residents and the abduction of their 13-year-old daughter in October 2018.


Young ski jumpers at Cameron Ski Jumping Club’s annual competition

Around 20 ski jumpers from five different clubs, including 10 from Cameron, competed at the Cameron Ski Jumping Club’s third annual ski jumping contest on Saturday, Feb. 16. Jumpers took to the 10-foot jump at the old Cameron Elementary School. Clubs were from Cameron; Eau Claire; St. Paul, Minn.; C


Gov. Evers: Wisconsin will join lawsuit challenging border declaration if it ‘makes a difference’

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will join a multistate lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall if doing so “makes a difference.” The Democratic Evers told reporters Wednesday that he was discussing Wisconsin’s potential involve


IN DEPTH: Wisconsin considers marijuana law changes

In November, two cities and 16 counties in Wisconsin held advisory referendums for legalizing marijuana. Although non-binding, the results show the majority of Wisconsin voters supported legalizing marijuana in some form.


Grief guru shares insight into loss, becoming resilient

About a dozen attended the Our Resilient Community session with grief expert Kal W. Rissman on Feb. 16 at the Barron Area Community Center. The question posed was how do residents of a small community like Barron make sense of tragedy and return to a sense of normalcy?


Buc boys suffer 54-52 loss to Barron, secure three seed in playoffs

The Prentice boys hosted Barron in a rare Saturday game on Feb. 16, and they lost a heartbreaker as the Golden Bears hit a shot in the closing seconds to upend the Bucs 54-52. “It was a tough loss,” Coach Amy Ring stated. “We played hard and came back in the last 30 seconds to tie it. I thought we w


Frankie Mac Puts Wisconsin (Including GB) on Notice, Once Again

The Weather Channel is calling it Winter Storm Quiana, and if it shifts ever so slightly to the east, Green Bay could get smoked. Order your pizzas and order your Chinese food. Buy cases of Pepsi...buy cases of Coke. Do your grocery shopping...right now! And for the love of God, charge all of your d

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Chamber wine, beer tasters gather Feb. 28 at Rolling Oaks

Barron area residents are reminded that the annual Barron Chamber of Commerce Wine and Beer Tasting will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Rolling Oaks Supper Club and Lounge.


Here Are Wisconsin's Most Prolific Robocallers

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, you can expect even more.


Minnesota man gets 18 months tacked on to prison sentence

A former Minnesotan already facing five years in prison in connection with a Dunn County case had an extra 18 months tacked onto that sentence during a hearing on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Barron County Circuit Court.


Board adopts calendar for next two school years

Families with kids who attend (or will attend) Barron Area schools may want to circle March 29-April 2, 2021, on their future calendars. By a close vote, Barron faculty members have voted to restore a Spring Break to the school calendar, two years from now.


School boards drifting towards extending the school year; Bad weather the reason

With a midweek snow storm expected to drop another five to eight inches of snow on Barron County Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 20, 2019, school district officials in the News-Shield circulation area are changing their calendars to make up “snow days” missed because of past winter weather.


Man charged with battery says the family dog did it

A man from Brill who allegedly was pepper-sprayed during a domestic quarrel earlier in February 2019 has been charged with misdemeanor battery and felony bail jumping in Barron County Circuit Court.


Birchwood Manufacturing fined by OSHA

Two violations of Occupational Safety and Health Assn. standards has resulted in a $3,849 fine against Birchwood Manufacturing, a division of Besse Forest Products, in Rice Lake.


New job possible for DA’s office

Barron County’s growing program of “alternative” criminal prosecution is on course to add a new position to the District Attorney’s office next year – a “pre-charging coordinator” who would work with low-risk offenders who are not part of conventional criminal prosecutions.


EC woman charged in connecting with robbery, beating

An Altoona woman faces seven criminal charges for her role in the beating and robbery of a man last fall at an Eau Claire residence. The woman’s co-defendant believed the man had sex with his ex-girlfriend, police say.


Woodbury dentist allegedly sets fire to Wisconsin boathouse, leaves trail of bootprints

About two-and-a-half weeks ago, Wallace Cudd of rural New Richmond, Wisconsin was awakened in the wee hours of the morning by his wife, who informed him his boathouse was on fire.


What is Wisconsin's Wackiest Word?

(WFRV) - What is Wisconsin's wackiest word?. You have the chance to vote thanks to current Communication students at UW-Green Bay as part of their annual Comm Week. Cast your vote here. The winner will be announced at tommorow's Comm Week banquet.


Faith Lutheran Church's finial restored

On May 16, 2017 a supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado in the EF3 category. Many residents of the area were deeply affected by this tragedy. Along with the tornado were numerous thunderstorms in the area that caused significant damage to structures.