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This yam deserves to win the internet

It didn't exactly break the internet, but there is no denying that it's an eye-catching photo: a smiling man holding a yam that is about 3 feet long. "That's the biggest one I've seen from that particular species," says Paul Wilkin, the head of natural capital and plant health at the United Kingdom'

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 14:24:00

New U.S. attorney, nominated by Trump, is sworn in for western Wisconsin

A new U.S. attorney has been sworn in for the Western District of Wisconsin. Scott C. Blader took the oath of office on Wednesday. He became the top federal law enforcement official for 44 counties in western Wisconsin. Blader was most recently the district attorney for Waushara County, a position t

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 13:44:00

Earth Notes: What to do with electronics you don't need

I am going to touch on smart electronics recycling briefly this week. If you have further questions about the topic discussed please contact me at jbarton@nwrpc.com or 715.635.2197, you can also visit our website atnwrpc.com. As I am sure you already know, many of the new smart home appliances emerg

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 13:35:00

Love hunting but not taste of venison? Here are a few ideas to try to enjoy your venison

Are you one of those sportsmen who loves to hunt deer but doesn't enjoy the taste of venison? There are several important steps from the field to the freezer to the table, and a few simple precautions along the way can make a big difference in the final product. Here are some tips that will turn you

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Thanksgiving dinner at lowest price since 2010

Thanksgiving dinner will cost less for many Wisconsinites this year. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau's annual survey of grocery store prices found dinner for 10 people costs $47.26. That's 54 cents less than in 2016 and the lowest price since 2010. Sarah Marketon, communications director for the Farm Bure

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-23 14:28:00

Kwik Trip plans $300 million investment in operations

Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to cr

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-23 14:19:00

CAP squadrons support Wreaths Across America

Local volunteers are working to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, the ceremony held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,200 locations, at 11 a.m.


Baby's death leads to homicide arrest

A Haugen man has been arrested in the death of his 3-month old child July 9. Curtis A. Strand, 31, was booked into the Barron County jail for first-degree reckless homicide following a 4-month investigation into the child's death, stated a news release issued by the Sheriff's Department. The case is


Asking for Help: The United Way in Acton and Boxborough

This is the first in a series of stories about community resources available to those in crisis and may not know where to find help. In this story, we interview Rachel Sagan, executive director of the Acton-Boxborough United Way. Sagan, who recently won the John R. Heerwagen Award for non-profit Lea

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 16:34:09

Acton Minutemen: Celebrating Acton's Colonial Past

Acton Minuteman Captain Steve Crosby may reside in Newburyport, but that isn't where he grew up. "I lived my whole childhood in Acton," Crosby said "I like to tell people all the places I lived in Acton: Minutemen Ridge, Patriots Hill, Revolutionary Road...there was a theme there." Crosby said he jo

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 20:20:26

MetroWest Business Digest for Saturday, Nov. 25

SeaChange to announce financial results SeaChange International, of Acton, will announce its fiscal 2018 third quarter financial results at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 after the market close and will host a conference call to discuss those results at 5 p.m. that day. The company's press release will be posted on

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-25 08:01:00

Guest Commentary: Our future needs help now

Acton and Boxborough residents - residents, parents, grandparents, nonparents - all need to be aware that some children are not being given equal access and opportunity in our schools. We need to remedy this situation, as I am certain that no one wants this to continue in our towns. We need you to a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 17:18:29

Peer support group in Stow to help people de-clutter

For some, there is no clear path. At least 5 percent of the general population has too much stuff cluttering their homes and their lives. Hoarding, a disorder involving the compulsive acquisition and accumulation of items, often with no apparent value, coupled with the inability to throw out or othe

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 21:10:31

Celebrate the holidays in Maynard and Stow

Spend time with friends and neighbors this holiday season as Maynard and Stow gear up to celebrate. Buy unique gifts Holiday Gift Sale: ArtSpace is hosting a Holiday Gift Sale from 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 2, and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at ArtSpace, 63 Summer St. Presented by the a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 20:54:38

Maynard selectmen discuss tax rate

Maynard selectmen voted to maintain the town's split property tax rate, but to lower the ratio of commercial property tax rate to residential from 1.33 to 1.32, a recommendation from the Board of Assessors. Chief Tax Assessor Angela Marrama and Tax Assessor Steve Pomfret provided a detailed review o

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 20:02:03

Future dairy farms gets an en-light-ening experience

LANCASTER - For Uilleam Harper, giving back to the community is nothing new. But this 11-year-old Luther Burbank sixth-grader will be getting a bit of a reward this time. Uilleam will get to turn on the lights at Lancaster's tree lighting ceremony, Friday, Dec. 1. Uilleam has been showing dairy cows

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-25 11:00:00

TripAdvisor's Top Picks For Cheshire

CHESHIRE, CT - Thanksgiving weekend is finally here. If you've had your fill of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, you might want to get out of the house. But you don't have to go far to find something fun to do. Here are TripAdvisor's top picks near your town.

PATCH - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Cheshire Places in Top 10 of Final Field Hockey Poll

Last weekend's three state field hockey championship matches were all exciting, with just a one-goal margin deciding each contest. That closeness carried over into the final coaches poll of the season, with three different schools receiving first-place votes. Class M champion Daniel Hand garnered si

PATCH - 2017-11-23 17:30:00

Cheshire Resident Celebrates Grandparents' Day At Sacred Heart

HAMDEN, CT - (Contributed press release): Sacred Heart Academy recently held its ninth annual Grandparents' Day, sponsored by the Office of Mission Advancement. Sophomores invited their grandparents to campus for the morning and together they enjoyed breakfast, songs from the recent musical, Chitty

PATCH - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Fire Destroys Home In Cheshire

CHESHIRE, CT - A vacant home was destroyed in a Tuesday night fire that also damaged a neighbor's house, according to the Meriden Record-Journal. The Record Journal reports the fire, which occurred at 1379 Cheshire Street, is under investigation by the fire marshal. The neighbor's garage caught fire