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Mr. Hess' recent letter to the editor is full of misstatements and is seems to be aimed at causing confusion and division.

Election day in Trade Lake is fast approaching. On April 6th residents will be voting for an entirely new three-person board to represent us. There are many issues facing the town of Trade Lake, but no single issue threatens our health, our safety, our way of life like the proposed industria…

A public event was posted on the Town website, a meet and greet by Tony Zurawski. The email was an automatic notification that people signed up to receive. Mrs. Moody contacted the Wisconsin election commission trying to discredit the town, clerk, and candidate. The election commission’s res…

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According to the American Psychology Association one-third of us are living with extreme stress, and nearly half believe that their stress has increased over the last year. Our neighbors and the less fortunate are really down and hurting.

I just received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. I am writing to express my gratitude to the employees of the Polk and Burnett County Health Departments and especially, all the volunteers for providing the vaccinations. Because of their dedication, knowledge, and up-beat attitudes …

On March 9, I received an email from the Town of Trade Lake that there would be a meet and greet for Tony Zurwaski, a candidate for Chairperson of the township on Saturday, March 13, for 6 hours. I was surprised Ramona Moody, the other candidate, would not be available for questions. My surp…

Is it possible to support Black Lives Matter and support Blue Lives Matter? The prevailing wisdom is if you support the first you are against the second but is that really true? Some people have come to believe that BLM is an organization that promotes violence especially against police. It …

To the unethical duck hunters who cut my fence line over Wood River off of Crosstown by the snowmobile bridge, this was an unlawful act of destruction of private property with intent. Thus by doing this, as of now, you have shut down the snowmobile trail through my property. Fences on a farm…

Well this was certainly one of those weekends we need to take full advantage of and it’s the reason we put up with those harsh winter months.

Dear Editor, The Burnett Co. Sheriff’s Department Deputies, along with the Grantsburg, Siren and Webster Police Departments will be working with other Law Enforcement Agencies thru out Wisconsin June 22 – July 5th in the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign in efforts to promote seat belt use.

This Thursday, the Polk-Burnett Farmers Union is hosting Feeding Our Community: Family Farms and Rural Economic Development, a presentation by food systems analyst Ken Meter at 6 p.m. in the Amery High School Cafeteria. Meter’s presentation will make the case that increasing the capacity of …

The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) has serious concerns about the proposal to build a 7,500-sow farrowing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in the Town of Trade Lake, WI. The Fish Lake Wildlife complex is less than one mile from this proposed CAFO. Canute Creek Flowage is only…

It has occurred to me that very few of those now living in Burnett County have any realization of the railroads that once were the lifeline of the area. That is largely because the Northern Pacific Railway after starting in the 1880s, discontinued service to the Grantsburg area in the 1950s,…