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Dells to host its own Amazing Race

Teams will be racing through the Dells and using their body and brains to complete challenges this spring... Read More

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West Baraboo develops parks plan

West Baraboo parks and recreational facilities could soon get some needed improvements. The village recently developed a comprehensive, five-year outdoor recreation plan... Read More

Horse lovers eager for project

Plans for an equestrian center in Baraboo have horse enthusiasts champing at the bit for more information... Read More

Baraboo Food Pantry Receives Donation from Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists held their annual Spring Meeting in Wisconsin Dells last week. More than 200 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists participated in educational workshops, seminars and networking activities. WIANA also used this occasion as an opportunity to give back to one of the communities they serve, according the Baraboo Food Pantry.


Wisconsin’s CRNAs worked together to collect non-perishable food items, as well as charitable donations, to present to the Baraboo Food Pantry. In addition to food items, WIANA raised $675 for the food pantry. All of the proceeds will go towards helping local families in need, according to the food pantry.


“Thank you to all participants of WIANA,” Georgette Young, Baraboo Food Pantry President expressed.


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Authorities work to ID man who died after fall

Police are working to confirm the identity of a man who died after a fall outside a Baraboo bar. 

Baraboo police said 38-year-old Victor Hugo Salinas, of Baraboo, fell in a stairwell outside The Jug on Oak Street, according to a Baraboo News Republic report. Salinas died after he was taken to the hospital via helicopter. 

The family of Salinas told police that the man was formerly known as 48-year-old Santana Retamosa Jimenez, but police haven't been able to confirm it... Read More

Suspected drug dealers face additional charges

A pair arrested in connection with a drug sweep earlier this month face additional charges filed this week, court records showed. 

Matthew D. Olday, 27, was initially charged with six counts of felony heroin manufacturing. Charges were added Tuesday including felony second-offense possession with intent to deliver heroin, second-offense possession with intent to deliver cocaine, second-offense possession of THC and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to online records. 

Baraboo woman sends 14 letters to accused Boston Marathon bomber

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is living in virtual isolation at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass. He is being held with special administrative restrictions reserved for terrorism suspects. It prevents him from having contact with others held in the facility.

It has not, however, prevented him from being contacted by the outside world. In the last 12 months he?s been sent 14 letters from Baraboo.

?I let him know that he has a lot of people that support him, that we know he was innocent,? 35-year-old Crystel Clary said.

Clary wrote her first letter to Tsarnaev three weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing.

While law enforcement officials have developed a mountain of evidence implicating the Tsarnaev brothers in the deadly bombing, Clary believes the two are innocent.