Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • U.S. Highway 53 Re-open After Car Fire U.S. Highway 53 (northbound) is open again after a car fire closed down the northbound lanes of the highway for about 30 minutes this morning.  The fire occurred just north of the Barron-Washburn County line shortly after 6am this morning.  There are no reports of injuries and traffic is now moving through the area.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • High Speed Chase Ends in Crash The Sawyer County Sheriff's office says they arrested a man that ran from police after a high speed chase last week that began in Barron County and ended in Sawyer County. Authorities arrested 23-year-old, Kenneth Quagon on Friday during a traffic stop in Hayward. Two other males and one juvenile were also taken into custody. The chase last Wednesday started when employees of the Rice Lake Kohl’s store reported a shoplifting incident. A Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy began the pursuit when the suspect vehicle was seen traveling north on U.S. 53. Washburn County deputies picked up the chase and pursued the vehicle into Sawyer county where the car crashed after being disabled by spike ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • 16 Year Old Dies in Single Vehicle Crash (with Update) Friday afternoon at about 3:30pm, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash in the 400 block of State Highway 35, in the Town of Troy.Preliminary investigation indicates a 2004 Oldsmobile Bravada was northbound on STH 35 when the vehicle left the roadway on the median side, and rolled several times.  The driver, a 16 year old female, was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner.  No one else was in the vehicle. The female was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver’s identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives.  The crash remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Blue Halloween The 2nd annual Birchwood Halloween Extravaganza is being held tomorrow night.  The Halloween Extravaganza at the Bluegill Bar in Birchwood, was started to honor a long-time resident, Shelly Beffa, who loved Halloween and to help out local students.  Shelly died suddenly 2 years ago during cancer treatment in Minnesota, and friends and family came up with the Halloween party as a way to remember her.  Shelly’s son, Zach Beffa, says his mom loved Halloween, and this weekend’s party will raise funds for students in Birchwood. The 2nd annual Halloween Extravaganza tomorrow features a costume contest, raffles, games and prizes.  Everybody is invited to join in the fun and you can find out more on the Bluegill Bar ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 7:56 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Wisconsin Loses 400 Dairy Farms Wisconsin lost almost 400 dairy farms in the last year, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  DATCP reported just over 94,000 dairy herds were active in the state as of Oct. 1, that's 4 percent less than in 2015. The number of dairy herds has been declining for the last 40 years, as more producers retire without someone to take over their operation.
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 7:47 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Area Happenings Next Month: 2016 Lake Run, Booster Days, Voyager Vilage Arts & Crafts Show and more Here's a preview of what's happening in our area next month.2016 Lake Run - September 3rdLakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to and search “LFRC Lake Run and 5k” or call LFRC at 715-635-4669. the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days - September 2nd, 3rd and 4thThe Weyerehauser Community Club presents the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days. September second through the fourth. All Booster Days events feature FREE ADMISSION with fun for the whole family!Events include softball, pickleball, craft sale, five-k run ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:06 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 84th Annual Cumberland Rutabaga Festival Aug. 25th - 28th CHECK OUT THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT THE CUMBERLAND CHAMBER WEBSITE!!
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:31 PM by Jenny Polzin
  • Cakes @ The Lake - Hunt Hill Join Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, in Sarona, on Saturday for the Cakes at the Lake program.Cakes at the Lake is an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast followed by a free nature program, great for all ages, sponsored by the Long Lake Preservation Association.August's nature topic will focus on Beavers with retired WDNR furbearer ecologist, John Olson. Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:45am and the program begins at 10:00am.Menu includes buttermilk and lemon poppy seed pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages. Cost for breakfast is $7 per adult, $3 per child ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635 ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • LFRC Lake Run 2016 Lakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday, September 3rd, starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to or call LFRC at 715-635-4669.
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Outdoor Family Movie with Rice Lake Public Library ​Friday, August 27th the Rice Lake Public Library will host an Outdoor Family Movie. Summer is winding down and we're celebrating with an outdoor family movie event.  Bring chairs or blankets, popcorn and drinks provided.ABOUT THE MOVIE: ​In this movie a city like no other is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:30 AM by Ryan Quinn
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JR In The Morning Blog

  • Local News 10-22-16.mp3   3645k - Oct 22, 2016, 9:21 AM by Adam Hutton (v1)
  • Local Sports 10-22-16.mp3   2907k - Oct 22, 2016, 9:20 AM by Adam Hutton (v1)
  • Funeral Announcements 10-22-16.mp3   1759k - Oct 22, 2016, 9:20 AM by Adam Hutton (v1)
  • NEWS FRIDAY OCT 21 2016.mp3   3520k - Oct 21, 2016, 8:02 AM by Ryan Quinn (v1)
  • SPORTS FRIDAY OCT 21 2016.mp3   5034k - Oct 21, 2016, 8:02 AM by Ryan Quinn (v1)
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