Primary TomorrowThe spring primary election is being held tomorrow. The statewide primary ballot will include a three-way race for School superintendent between incumbent Tony Evers, and challengers Lowell Holtz and John Humphries. In District 4 in Rice Lake, there are three people vying for the council seat currently held by Rachel Carlson. Her challengers are businessman Doug Edwardsen and Military veteran Bronsen Smith. Polls are open tomorrow from 7am to 8pm, and a legal I.D. is required to vote.
Posted by Ryan Quinn
Walker in Northwest WisconsinGovernor Scott Walker is in Northwest Wisconsin today. Walker will be visiting the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Middle School this afternoon where he is expected to give a speech highlighting his proposal to boost K-12 funding. Walker will tour the school and meet with some advanced-placement students for a question and answer session. Walker also plans to visit the Willow River State Park this morning.
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Hit & Run Leads To High Speed ChaseA hit and run accident turned into a high speed chase and crash yesterday in Sawyer county. Just after 130pm, the State Patrol says the crash occurred on Wisconsin Highway 77, just west of Highway 63 near Hayward. The driver, a 35-year old man from Stone Lake, was flown to a Duluth Hospital with life threatening injuries, while a 46 year old man from Hayward who was a passenger in the car being chased, was taken to the hospital in Hayward with less serious injuries. Names of the injured have not been released, and the accident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol
Posted Feb 17, 2017, 6:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
5th Annual State High School Ice Fishing Tournament TomorrowOver 700 high school students and coaches will gather this weekend for the 5th annual state high school ice fishing tournament. The tournament will begin at 7am tomorrow (Saturday) south of Birchwood on the Red Cedar chain of lakes with students from across the state and local schools, including Barron, Bruce, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Shell Lake and Prairie Farm. Tagalong Golf Resort has been designated the weigh-in site and headquarters for the tournament.
Posted Feb 17, 2017, 6:33 AM by Ryan Quinn
Man Charged in Hit and RunA Radisson man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run that happened last June. The Burnett County District Attorney says 35-year old Domminic Haugen is believed to be the driver of the vehicle which hit and killed 30-year old Courtney Oustigoff of Webster, on Burnett County Highway X in the Town of Dewey last June. Haugen is currently in custody in the Sawyer County Jail on unrelated charges.
Posted Feb 16, 2017, 6:05 AM by Ryan Quinn