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Polk County News 
Road restrictions: A weighty subject
By Lynda Berg Olds
Barron County Highway Commissioner Mark Servi delivered a lengthy presentation to the Polk County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night with regards to adopting state regulation of weight limits of ‘Category B’ Implements of Husbandry (IoH). Servi jumped into the breach in place of Dan Bahr, the Legislative Associate from the Wisconsin Counties Association, who had accidentally double-booked himself. Bahr was scheduled to provide information on the IoH ordinance legislation and transportation funding in the next state budget.
See this week's (Dec. 18) County Ledger Press for the complete story.

New Wildlife Preserve Stewardship Fund created
By Lynda Berg Olds
There were only two resolutions on the Polk County Board of Supervisor’s agenda Tuesday night. The first took up the majority of the relatively lengthy meeting, with supervisors receiving a wealth of information regarding new road restriction legislation (see separate story). The second resolution was dealt with in a jiffy – to establish the Ahlgren Wildlife Preserve and Recreational Area Stewardship Fund.
See this week's (Dec. 18) County Ledger Press for the complete story.
Local family brings warm fuzzies in a different way
By Reid A Gacke
The sound of tinkling bells is nothing new during the holidays. Besides Christmas carols referring to bells of a silver variety, the Salvation Army also uses bells to draw attention to their own Red-Kettle Campaign. Started in 1891 to help poverty-stricken families in San Francisco, the Red-Kettle Campaign has become one of the most iconic images of the season. Every year, thousands of sites across America participate in one of the “most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States” as well as a truly iconic image of the season.
See this week's (Dec. 18) County Ledger Press for the complete story.