Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Heating Assistance Program The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance program, along with Rice Lake Utilities is offering a one-time benefit for the heating season from October 1st to May 1st. Heating assistance depends on income level, household size and household expenses.  For more information, call the Barron County Energy Assistance office at 715-537-5691.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Kroeze's Cruise To The Voice A local musician will find out this week if he has what it takes to compete on a national level.  Chris Kroeze auditioned for NBC’s talent search “The Voice” earlier this summer. The season premiere of the show takes place tonight and tomorrow night, but even Kroeze doesn’t know which night his audition will be broadcast.  With over 17,000 followers on Facebook, the number of fans is sure to grow after seeing this talented local musician on national television.  The Voice will air at 7pm tonight and tomorrow on WEAU-TV 13 Eau Claire 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Good News For Those Locking Down On Credit Good news for anyone looking to lock down their credit to protect their identities - a new federal law is now in effect that makes all credit freezes free and extends fraud alerts from 90 days to one year. The law will provide a number of services including:Free account freezesFree account freezes for minorsExtended fraud alertsand Credit monitoring for military members.For more information, go online to and search for credit freeze.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Fire Destroys Home Fire has destroyed a home east of Rice Lake.  The fire was reported just before 5pm yesterday when a caller said a house on 22 ½ Street was fully engulfed.  Firefighters from Rice Lake, Cameron and Barron helped control the blaze, but the house appears to have been totally destroyed. The owners of the home were apparently out of town and nobody was injured.  The fire was declared under control just before 6pm, and the cause remains under investigation.
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:22 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • AG Schimel Announces More Grants Attorney General Brad Schimel has announced another list of schools and school districts across the state that will receive $3,969,793 from the second round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program, which focuses on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health.  In Northwest Wisconsin, some of  the schools included in the latest round of grants include:Bruce School District, $24,182Ladysmith School District, $43,395,Luck School District, $24,676,Somerset School District, $84,857,
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:22 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through September Once again, St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry & Kitchen has an opportunity to receive one pound of food from the Feed My People food bank for each dollar raised up to $5,000 by September 29, 2018 through the Food for More Challenge. This is a partnership between Feed My People and the food assistance programs it serves. 100% of donations plus 100% of the matching funds/pounds will be used at Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire where St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry purchases food not received in food drives and donations. The deadline for this program is September 29th.  Please make checks payable to: St Vincent de Paul and note in the memo ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 10:28 AM by Adam Hutton
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