Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Two Year Anniversary of Prairie Lake Tornado It was two years ago this week that a devastating tornado struck the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Home Park located between Cameron and Chetek. The tornado killed one man and injured over 20 others.  The tornado was on the ground for over 80 miles and left a path of destruction causing over $10-million in damage in Barron county, and millions more in Polk, Rusk and Price Counties.  While the mobile home park has rebuilt and made improvements, the twisted trees along the tornado path still remind those in the area of that devastating night two years ago. 
    Posted May 17, 2019, 4:50 AM by Michael Duncan
  • Kids Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo in Rice Lake Kids will get a free bike helmet when they attend the annual Kids Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo tomorrow in Rice Lake.  The Rice Lake Police Department, along with the Barron County Sunrise Rotary and Barron County Sheriff's Department are hosting the event from 10am  to 1pm tomorrow at Maranatha Church, located just south of Rice Lake's Cedar Mall on County SS.  Besides the free helmets, those attending can sign up for free to win life vests and other great prizes.  There will also be free hot dogs and drinks, plus displays from the Rice Lake Police and Fire Department, the Sheriff's Department, and can visit with McGruff the Crime Dog.  The Life Link helicopter has been ...
    Posted May 16, 2019, 5:18 AM by Michael Duncan
  • History Harvest Night in Birchwood The Birchwood Area Historical Society is holding a history harvest night at the Birchwood School Commons area tonight.  Anybody interested in the history of Birchwood is invited to attend and show pictures and watch a presentation from author and historian Arlyn Colby about the two railroads that went through Birchwood.  The Birchwood history harvest begins at 630pm tonight at the Birchwood School
    Posted May 16, 2019, 5:16 AM by Michael Duncan
  • State Assembly Honors Hero Jayme Closs The Wisconsin Assembly honored Jayme Closs with a Hometown Hero award yesterday. Jayme's aunt, Jen Smith, accepted the award and praised Jayme's  courage, and the support the family has received  from the community. Jake Patterson has pleaded guilty to kidnapping Closs and killing her parents on Oct. 15. He faces life in prison when sentenced on May 24. 
    Posted May 16, 2019, 5:15 AM by Michael Duncan
  • Chetek Man Arrested For Child Abuse A Chetek man has been charged with one count of physical abuse of child.  According to investigators, 33-year-old Jeremy Gackle attacked a child this past weekend when he allegedly kicked a child twice in the back of the head.  The victim, and another child, were eventually able to get away.  Gackle is free on a $200 cash bond and is scheduled to return to court tomorrow.
    Posted May 15, 2019, 4:33 AM by Michael Duncan
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Community Events
  • Community News Through MayThe American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).Additional blood donation opportunities...Barron 5/20/2019: 12p-6p Community Center, 800 Memorial DriveCumberland 5/21/2019 ...
    Posted May 15, 2019, 9:29 AM by arnie wheeler
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