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Another cold day ahead with the upper trough remaining over the area. We may see a couple of flurries and light snow showers but nothing of significance. Some drier air should help to mix out some of the clouds, leading to a partly sunny sky this afternoon. Though it won’t be as windy, still expect breezy west winds and that will again make it feel a bit colder. Highs will be in the low 40’s…again about 20 degrees below average.

This weekend will come with some fluctuation as a clipper system will be sliding through Canada, passing to our north. As this nears, winds will shift to the southwest and it will again be breezy on Saturday. However, this should help bring some milder air back up in our direction. We will see a mix of clouds and sun as temperatures make a run for the low 50’s. The front will then slide through at night, likely dry, though a stray shower is possible. Behind this system, a quick return to northwest winds and colder weather on Sunday. We will see more clouds and it will be breezy and cold with highs dropping back to around 40.


Thursday morning at about 10 AM the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a stove fire at the Village Parlor on Lake Avenue West, Ladysmith. A Rusk County deputy, the Ladysmith Fire Department and the Ladysmith ambulance responded to the scene. The fire was put out before the fire department arrived and were to disregard the call. No other information was available.

Shortly before 2 PM Thursday, a City Officer responded to Annies Hair Care on Lake Avenue East on a report of a vehicle that had struck the building. The caller that called 911 advised the vehicle did damage to the building and left. According to the report, a Rusk County deputy made contact with the subject who admitted to striking the building. The male subject stated he accidently accelerated when he thought he was braking. Xcel Energy and the Ladysmith Fire Department was contacted due to the electrical meter and wiring being struck. The owner was contacted and responded to the scene and exchanged information with the subject.

A female subject Thursday afternoon advised Rusk County authorities that someone has taken a gift card out of a sealed birthday card that was in the mail on Circle Road, Glen Flora. The complainant advised there has been several times on different occasions that this has occurred and she wants something done. According to the report, the first time something was stolen in the mail, the gift card was used by someone. The case is under investigation.

At 10;50 AM the Ladysmith Police Department received a hit and run complaint. A female subject observed a Silver vehicle strike a vehicle on East Miner Avenue and left the scene. The City Officer informed the owner of the vehicle that was struck of the information. A County deputy attempted to locate the suspect vehicle, however, no one was at the residence. The case is under investigation.

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