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Learning by creating

With piping bags in hand, 12 young challengers put their cake decorating skills to the test last week, shaping and frosting cakes into Benton County 4-H barns and creating cupcakes designed as farm …

The news that two police officers and one firefighter/paramedic were fatally shot while responding to a call for service in Burnsville Feb. 18 has led to an outcry of support from businesses, …

Benton County residents will take to their local polling locations March 5 to cast their votes for which presidential candidate they would like to see on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. …

Sharing warm fuzzies

In a fashion that was as heart-warming as it was foot-warming, Spirit 92.9 radio station staff visited The Gardens at Foley Feb. 22 to deliver gifts from the radio station’s listeners. As …

Benton County commissioners will vote March 5 on a resolution opposing a new state flag and seal. Board members discussed the impact of changing the two state symbols during their Feb. 20 …

Community Stars

Students earn degrees MENOMONIE, Wis. — Alex Foss , of Foley, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout …

Significant technological breakthroughs in recent years have thrust the topic of artificial intelligence into headlines and discussions affecting a broad range of industries. Nvidia, an American …

Crime & Public Safety

Broken window could lead to time behind bars FOLEY — A Minneapolis man is facing five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after breaking a window in downtown Foley. Joshua James …

News Brief

DUELM — The Duelm Lions Club invited 175 seniors from the community to a third annual Valentine-themed lunch Feb. 10 at St. Lawrence Church Hall of Duelm.  Each guest received a …

Gray for Gunnar

Foley Intermediate School teachers will tell you that Gunnar Pitts is a jokester who frequently spreads smiles across their classrooms. The 10-year-old was halfway through his fifth-grade year …

Benton County commissioners have passed a resolution supporting a non-profit group’s grassroots effort to remove wolves from federal protection. The request from Hunters for Hunters …

Learning from law enforcement

Benton County youth got an up-close opportunity to see how the good guys do things. The Foley Police Department opened its doors for an annual event Feb. 15 that aimed to connect law enforcement …

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