Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Chris Kroeze Headed Overseas To Support Troops Once again, local musician Chris Kroeze is taking his music to the troops in the Middle East. This will be Kroeze’s eighth trip supporting military overseas. The Voice runner up credits his family’s deep ties to the military for “added motivation and passion for the tour”. Kroeze will also be providing a free album to the service people he meets during this overseas tour.  You can follow Kroeze's progress overseas on his Faceboook, Instagram and Twitter social media accounts.
    Posted by Michael Duncan
  • Minong Gets FEMA Check for 2016 Storm Damage The Town of Minong in Washburn County has received disaster reimbursement funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.  The town suffered damage during storms in July 2016 which caused widespread flooding, road closures, and severe damage to critical infrastructure.  The check for $166,325.14 covers about 75-percent of claimed damage with local and state agencies covering the rest.
    Posted by Michael Duncan
  • Farmers Urged To Utilize Federal Resources Wisconsin agriculture Secretary-designee Brad Pfaff is encouraging Wisconsin producers to take advantage of USDA-provided resources to assist both dairy and crop farmers facing the challenges of low prices and late planting.  Signup is now underway for the new Dairy Margin Coverage program. In addition, crop farmers need to check deadlines for reporting failed or prevented planting if they plan to claim coverage under federal programs. 
    Posted by Michael Duncan
  • Wisconsin Joins Healthcare Lawsuit Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, has joined a coalition of 23 cities, states, and municipalities, in a motion to seek a preliminary injunction to stop the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services from adopting a rule that would expand the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide necessary health care on the basis of businesses' or employees’ religious beliefs or moral convictions. Kaul says the proposed rule could result in harm to patients and would put Wisconsin and other states at risk of losing vital funding for health care.
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 5:38 AM by Michael Duncan
  • Barron County Board Meets to Discuss Budget Error The Barron County Board of Supervisors meets today to resolve a budget error regarding a service contract involving 9-1-1 communications software. The board will discuss the options available to address the issue and take steps to avoid future problems regarding county contracts.
    Posted Jun 17, 2019, 5:31 AM by Michael Duncan
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Community Events
  • Community News Through JuneThe American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).Additional blood donation opportunities...Through JuneThe Barron County Department of Health & Human Services-Public Health Programs offers immunizations through the Wisconsin Vaccine for Children Program. Children who are VFC eligible include children through age 18 who are BadgerCare (Medicaid) eligible, children who are uninsured, American Indian or Alaska native children, and ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2019, 2:33 PM by Adam Hutton
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