Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • More Winter Weather Impacting Area A major winter storm is moving through Wisconsin today, and travelers are being cautioned to check the weather before hitting the highway.  A narrow band of heavy snow is predicted, and snow accumulations will vary widely throughout Northwest Wisconsin.  If you are traveling today, be sure to bring along a winter survival kit, and if you find yourself in trouble, call 9-1-1 and stay with your vehicle.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Lawmakers Proposing Grant To Make It Less Costly For Wisconsin Farmers To Harvest And Transport MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Lawmakers in Madison are proposing a grant that could make it less costly for Wisconsin farmers to harvest and transport leftover produce to food banks. Republican Rep. Scott Krug of Nekoosa is one of the lawmakers behind legislation that would create a $250,000 grant through the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Krug says he hopes to vote on the measure next month
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Rice Lake Teen Recovering After One-Car Crash A Rice Lake teenager is recovering from injuries received in a one-car crash over the weekend.  According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, 19-year old Kelly Anne Sieja of Rice Lake lost control of her vehicle just before noon Saturday on Barron County Highway M near 17 ¼ Avenue and hit a tree.  Sieja had to be extricated from the vehicle and flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators say she was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol use was not a factor. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • State Ag Officials Gearing Up For Food Safety Law Changes State agriculture officials are gearing up for federal food safety law changes that will affect vegetable and fruit growers. The new rules, which take effect later this month, are the latest part of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act to be phased in. The legislation was designed to prevent foodborne illness, like the deadly 2006 nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to fresh spinach. The safety law gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new authority to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. It also allows the agency to recall produce. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Two In Custody After Found In Possession of Meth and Heroin Two people are in custody in Sawyer County after allegedly possessing meth and heroin. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office, a 26-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were arrested on charges of possessing, and intending to deliver the drugs, on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. During the search, officials found just under one gram of meth, just over half a gram of heroin, scales, packaging materials, and more than $600 in cash. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through January January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air that can reach harmful levels when trapped inside buildings. There is overwhelming proof that exposure to elevated levels of radon causes lung cancer in humans. About 1 out of 10 homes in Wisconsin has high radon levels. To find out where you can get a Radon test kit visit Through JanuaryThis January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage. Severe winter weather has had a tremendous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:47 AM by Adam Hutton
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