Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Washburn County ATV Trails Crews have been working to repair storm damage to ATV trails in northeastern Washburn County. All ATV trails have re-opened EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING TRAIL SEGMENTS:Stony Brook Trail east from the junction of Trail 39 to the John Waggoner Road. Stony Brook Trail from Taylor Lake Road to a point approximately 2 miles east. The Wild River Trail suffered major washouts south of Minong. Please be aware that crews worked to restore trail conditions to a point where the major washouts have been leveled. Riders should expect rough trails and possible trail hazards.Please ride with caution.Trails will be restored to normal riding condition once Washburn County is able to secure funds to make full trail repairs ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Walker Appoints Justice On Friday Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice David Prosser’s forthcoming retirement.Kelly was a founding member of his law firm and has also served as a law clerk and staff attorney for the United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters, and as a law clerk for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.Justice David Prosser’s retirement is effective July 31.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Pokemon Party @ RLPL This Thursday July 28th the Rice Lake Public is planning a Pokemon Party and Rice Lake Public Library Director, Katherine Elchert, says the party starts at 3 and you're encouraged to dress as your favorite Pokemon character.For more information you can visit RLPL.org
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Extreme Heat Emergency management and local public health officials advise residents of extreme heat conditions.  The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Warning signs of heat illness include heavy sweating, cramps, headache, nausea or vomiting, tiredness, weakness, dizziness and fainting. Your best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities, and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and healthy. For more information about extreme heat, visit the Wisconsin Health and Human Services website.
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 5:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Well Water Testing Kit Well Water Testing Kits for private wells affected by flooding are now available.Kits can be picked up at the Washburn County Health Department, at 222 Oak Street in Spooner. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm, and 1:00pm-4:30 pm. Kits will also be available at the Minong Town Hall beginning Monday. Call 715-466-5916 for office hours. The water testing is free of charge, but will require shipping. The water sample must be analyzed within 48 hours of collection, so Express mail is recommended if using the Post Office.If your well was submerged under flood waters, well water testing can be done 1 week after waters have receded and the well has been “shocked ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 5:33 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • LUMBERJACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS JULY 28TH-30TH WE’LL BE AT THE LUMBERJACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HAYWARD THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY JULY 28TH-30TH. MORE THAN A HUNDRED COMPETITORS COMPETE FOR MORE THAN $50,000 IN PRIZE MONEY. IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST LUMBERJACK COMPETITION PURSES IN THE WORLD.THURSDAY NIGHT IS MOUNTAIN DEW FAMILY NIGHT! GENERAL ADMISSION IS ONLY $40 FOR TWO ADULTS AND FOUR CHILDREN. HEAD OVER TO THE SBI PEPSI MOUNTAIN DEW TENT AREA AND ENJOY FREE GAMES AND WIN MERCHANDISE.Get Tickets HERE.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Washburn County Fair 2016 Schedule of Events ENJOY THE 2016 WASHBURN COUNTY FAIR, JULY 28TH THROUGH THE 31ST IN SPOONER.ADMISSION IS TWO DOLLARS PER PERSON OR FIVE DOLLARS PER CARLOAD.THURSDAY8:00 am – Noon Entry Registration at Fair Office5:00 pm Carnival Opens-$15 Wristbands from 5-9pm6:00 pm Gymkhana Horse Show in Arena7:00 pm Those Guys (live band)7:30 pm Kiddie Tractor Pull – next to the Small Animal BarnFRIDAYFree Admission for Veterans (With military ID) Noon Carnival Opens-$15 Wristbands from 12-4pm6:00 pm T & C Rodeo (Mutton Bustin), Tug-O-War Contest and Old Fashioned Games - Arena 7:00-10:00 pm 2nd Time Around Band (live band)Duke Otherwise (multiple performances throughout ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Red Cedar Symphony @ the Veteran's Memorial Park Bandshell The Red Cedar Symphony will play its free annual “pops” concert in the park on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. at the bandshell in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Rice Lake. Once again they’ll be performing a buffet of popular pieces including medleys from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Wicked,” “Star Wars,” and more!Bring a lawn chair and a snack, and enjoy the breeze off the lake along with some terrific live music. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening, and admission is free.
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:14 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Bonifeast 2016 Bonifeast 2016 will be held on Sunday at St. Boniface Parish in Chetek. The day starts with an 11 AM Mass with a Charcoal Chicken Dinner from 11AM-2PM.Cost is $9.00 for adults with children nine to five $5.00 and children four and under are free. Carry outs available. Plus a 50/50 Raffle, Quilt Sale And Quilt Raffle. Everyone is welcome.
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:12 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • "Great Beaver Paddle Festival" at Beaver Dam Lake on Saturday, July 30th. The public is invited to participate in the First Annual "Great Beaver Paddle Festival" at Beaver Dam Lake on Saturday. The event will be held at Waterworks Park in Beaver Dam.The Great Beaver Paddle Festival will be a day of free demos, clinics and water trail trips along with The 3 Mile Paddle. Free shuttle service will be running between the four parks involved in the festival and free parking will be available at all the locations. There will also be live music and concessions and free instructions on kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding offered throughout the day.The classes will be followed by free 30 minute equipment rentals for those that do not have their own ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
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JR In The Morning Blog
  • The Way Back Time Machine - June 25th, 2016 On this day in 1987, The Weekend, by Steve Wariner reached number 1 on the Billboard Charts.
    Posted by Jenny Polzin
  • Wayback Time Machine July 1st. On this day back in 1989, Kathy Mattea's "Come From The Heart" reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart.
    Posted Jul 3, 2016, 8:30 PM by Jenny Polzin
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