Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • NW Wisconsin Election Results In the 7th Congressional District Democrat primary, Margaret Engebretson captured 58-percent of the vote to defeat Brian Ewert. Engebretson will now face incumbent Republican Sean Duffy in the November election.There were also primaries for local county sheriff’s:Washburn County Sheriff's Race(R) Dennis Stuart: 53%(R) Mike Richter: 47%Burnett County Sheriff's Race(R) Chris Sybers: 51%(R) Ryan Bybee: 49%*Winner will face Independent Tracy Finch in the Nov. 6 general election.Polk County Sheriff's Race(R) Brent Waak: 53%(R) Anthony Grimm: 47%
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Barron County Votes Meets Tonight Barron County Votes, a non-partisan group that promotes civic engagement, will meet tonight at 7 pm at Barron City Hall. Anyone who wants to assist with voter registration in Barron County is encouraged to attend. Barron County Votes aims to expand access to the ballot box and to reduce confusion surrounding voting laws and rules. Volunteers can choose their roles and time commitments. For more information, email Barron City Hall is located at 1456 E. LaSalle Ave., and entry is through the side door.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • One Dead After Officer Involved Shooting In Rusk County A man is dead after being shot by police in Rusk County. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that took place Sunday night at a residence in the Rusk County Village of Hawkins.A caller told 9-1-1 dispatchers they were concerned about an intoxicated man becoming violent. When deputies responded, an altercation took place and the intoxicated man was shot. The man later died from his injuries. The two involved deputies have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
    Posted Aug 14, 2018, 6:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Baldwin Announces FEMA Major Disaster Declaration Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) major disaster declaration for Wisconsin communities damaged by recent storms and severe flooding. The FEMA declaration will make federal funds available to repair damaged public infrastructure in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron counties.  The June storms damaged homes, businesses and public infrastructure, including federal highways and federally-financed water infrastructure projects.
    Posted Aug 14, 2018, 5:58 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Election Preview The Democratic race for governor and Republican primary for U.S. Senate top today’s ballot in Wisconsin’s statewide primary election.  Eight Democrats are vying for the chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November. State Superintendent Tony Evers is the only one to have previously been elected in a statewide race and he leads in the polls. The other candidates are former state Rep. Kelda Roys, of Madison; state firefighter union leader Mahlon Mitchell; former state party chairman Matt Flynn; Madison Mayor Paul Soglin; state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout; political activist Mike McCabe; and corporate attorney Josh Pade. In the race for U.S. Senate, Former U.S. Marine Kevin Nicholson and state Sen. Leah Vukmir are ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2018, 5:56 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through AugustThere continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage. Red Cross blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in, and right now there is less than a five-day blood supply on hand. All eligible donors are urgently needed to give now to help replenish the blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Additional blood donation opportunities:Ladysmith 8/3/2018: 10a-4p, Rusk County Memorial Hospital, 900 College Ave. W.Clear Lake 8 ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2018, 5:35 AM by Adam Hutton
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