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Area tourism promotion about to get much bigger Providing the basics “Don’t Mention My Name” Currents, page 23 Currents feature Page 27 Leader Readership: 13,800 INTER-COUNTY THE-LEADER.NET Follow the Leader WED., AUG. 10, 2011 VOL. 78 • NO. 51 • 2 SECTIONS • $1 An award-winning newspaper serving Northwest Wisconsin Recall: Harsdorf sweeps to victory Republicans keep control of Senate by winning four of the six statewide recall contests by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer FREDERIC – Republican state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf swept to victory in the recall election Tuesday, Aug. 9, gaining 58 percent of the votes while defeating her Democratic challenger, Shelly Moore. Statewide, Republican senators won four of the six recall challenges and kept control of the Senate with a one-vote majority. The recall season, which started at the end of February, ends next Tuesday when two Democratic senators face recall elections Harsdorf’s victory was decisive. She received 37,099 votes to Moore’s 27,250 according to the DMV blinks complete returns from the five counties in the district. Harsdorf carried every municipality in Burnett County and every precinct except the village of Milltown in Polk County. Districtwide, Moore’s only wins were in the cities of Sheila Harsdorf • Harsdorf issues statement • Voter turnout exceeds that of last fall’s governor’s race • Vote breakdown by county, municipality See Recall vote, page 5 Always room for pie Luck and Amery to keep DMV service centers, Balsam Lake not needed; Siren likely to expand PAGE 3 St. Croix Tribe election Saturday Tangled webs Find us on Facebook Fireworks at Centuria over Web issues PAGE 18 1,323 friends and counting Fire hall plan approved in split vote Increasing costs, decreasing revenue, affects talks PAGE 10 Lynyard Skynyrd a no-show in Clear Lake Fire Fest questions on costs to taxpayers PAGE 17 How concerned are you in light of the recent bad news on Wall Street? 1. No worries 2. Somewhat concerned 3. Moderately concerned 4. Alarmed Go to our online poll at (Weekly results on page 8) Carol Lindholm Wychor Kathy (Nielsen) Weigel Myrtle L. Snow Lawrence "Don" Powers Eleanore M. Measner Lee F. Lundmark Alyce Lampe Florence Mary Karczynski Amy (Melin) Johnson Marion Doolittle Thomas "Tom" N. Bulau Obituaries on page 17B PAGE 3 Unity school budget Your opinion? Deaths Repeat of voided June election Construction at Grantsburg could start in 2013 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 INSIDE Madeleine Nelson, New Brighton, Minn., got a face full of pie after she entered the Summerfest pie-eating contest sponsored by the Chattering Squirrel Saturday, Aug. 6. More photos in Currents section. - Photo by Nancy Jappe The Ultimate Lambeau Leap See SPORTS Briefly 3A Letters to the editor 8-9A Sports 13-15A Outdoors 16A Town Talk 6-8B Coming Events Back of B Currents feature 1B Behind the Signpost 5B Letters from Home 3B Cold Turkey 3B Just for Laughs 3B River Road Ramblings 4B Copyright © 2011 Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association Frederic, Wisconsin INSIDE THIS SECTION The Leader is a cooperative-owned newspaper • Since 1933

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