Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Deceased Camper Found in State Park The discovery of a deceased camper in St. Croix county kept investigators busy yesterday at a State Park near Hudson.  Just before 4pm, law enforcement and the DNR were dispatched to Willow River State Park about a deceased 40-year old man at a campsite in the park.  Officials believe the death is an isolated event and there is no risk to the general public.  The name of the dead man has not been released and the incident remains under investigation.
    Posted by Michael Duncan
  • Annual Celebrity Charity Classic Family Fun and Fitness Fest Takes Place Today The annual Celebrity charity classic family fun and fitness fest takes place today at the Rice Lake High School athletic complex. Those attending will have an opportunity to win thousands of dollars in great prizes including a Family getaway for four to Wisconsin Dells.  The Family fun and fitness fest begins at 5pm this evening at the Rice Lake High School Athletic Complex.
    Posted by Michael Duncan
  • BARRON MAN INJURED IN ATV ROLLOVER A Barron man was seriously injured in an ATV crash over the weekend.  According to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, 41-year old Robert Miller was driving up a hill when he lost control and rolled the 4-wheeler just after 6pm Saturday near 10 1⁄2 Avenue in Almena. Miller was airlifted from the scene with serious injuries. This crash remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.
    Posted by Michael Duncan
  • One Dead in Weekend Crash in Polk County An investigation is underway in Polk County to determine the cause of a crash that left one person dead over the weekend.  The incident happened around 430pm Saturday when an RV left Ravine Drive just east of Dresser.  After leaving the roadway, the RV hit some trees and caught fire with one person inside who was declared dead at the scene. The name of the deceased has not yet been released. 
    Posted Jun 24, 2019, 5:21 AM by Michael Duncan
  • Free Airplane Rides for Kids This Weekend Young people ages 8 thru 17 can get free airplane rides this weekend in Hayward.  Weather permitting, the free flights will take place at the Sawyer County Airport on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.  Experienced pilots will explain how airplanes  work and how to safely prepare for flight.  Following the free flights, the participants will receive a logbook and a Young Eagle certificate.   A parent or guardian must accompany the youth to sign a permission slip.
    Posted Jun 21, 2019, 4:51 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).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 underinsured children. Immunizations provided ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2019, 9:59 AM by Adam Hutton
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