Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Construction Update Although the heavy rain is bound to slow down road projects in the area, motorists are advised that road construction in Barron county will mean detours and delays. In Rice Lake, work is scheduled to begin today on a reconstruction of the two-roundabouts at County Highway O and U.S. 53.  While most of the major construction will take place during nighttime hours, motorists wishing to travel west of Highway 53, should use bridges at Allen Street and Augusta avenues, as well has Highway 48.  In Cameron, the Main street construction this week will focus on the segment between the railroad tracks and County Highway SS.  While all businesses are open and the road is open to local traffic ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Strong Storms Cause Problems Strong storms and heavy rains that have been moving through the region since Friday continue to cause problems throughout Northwest Wisconsin.  Many areas are dealing with flooded roads, washed-out highways, fallen trees and downed power lines.  Utility crews will be busy today with cleanup and repairs which are expected to take several days in many places. Motorists are encouraged to check on road conditions before traveling today, particularly in Northern Counties near Lake Superior.  You can find out the latest road conditions at
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Train Collision In Sawyer County The investigation continues into why two trains collided in Sawyer County over the weekend, injuring one and causing a derailment and fire.  The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office said a southbound locomotive rear-ended another train in a remote section of track in Wiergor Township. Four workers on the trains were given medical attention with one man being taken to the Lakeview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Bewley Receives 2018 Legislator of the Year Award State Senator Janet Bewley has received the 2018 Legislator of the Year Award from the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin (PFFW) at their annual convention. Senator Bewley was recognized by the PFFW for her work on legislation supporting firefighters and public safety officials during the 2017-2018 legislative session. Senator Bewley represents the 25th Senate District which is comprised of Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Price, Washburn, and Barron, as well as parts of Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Dunn, Sawyer, and Vilas counties.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Expect To See And Hear Low Flying Aircraft In The Morning Residents of six western Wisconsin counties can expect to hear and see low-flying planes in the early morning, depending on weather conditions, starting next week.  The treatments are planned in the following six counties over the next four weeks: Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Crawford, Dunn, & Vernon. From late June to mid-July, yellow planes contracted by the U.S. Forest Service in a joint project with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), will be applying an organic, biodegradable mating disruptor to 11 sites in 6 counties in the western third of the state. Unlike the earlier spring treatments that targeted gypsy moth caterpillars, the mating disruptor targets adult male moths.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through JuneThe American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).Additional blood donation opportunities… Dallas 6/12/2018: 12p-6p, Dallas Lutheran Church, 101 E. Dallas ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 10:09 AM by Adam Hutton
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