Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Vehicle Goes Through Ice on Bear Lake Nobody was injured yesterday when a vehicle fell through the ice on Bear Lake in Haugen.  A woman told police that she was on the lake with friends, but when she attempted to leave the lake, she could not locate the landing due to the fog. Her vehicle then broke through the ice and became partially submerged in the water. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Strenke Benefit The American Legion in Turtle Lake is the site of a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser this Saturday to benefit Butch Strenke who recently lost his home and everything inside due to a fire.  Unfortunately, there was no insurance on the home, and now friends and neighbors are getting together to help Butch rebuild his home.  The Spaghetti dinner to help out Butch Strenke will be held on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm at the American Legion of Turtle Lake. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer on Saturday, call 715-554-0873.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Lawmakers Re-Introduce Legislation For Conceal & Carry in UW Buildings Republican lawmakers plan to re-introduce legislation that would let licensed gun owners carry concealed weapons in UW buildings.In February 2016, a group of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin proposed a bill to allow licensed gun owners to have a gun on school property, but it never received a hearing in the last session. As a new session approaches, Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) plans to re-introduce that bill, sparking debates at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and other campuses across the state. Supporters say the legislation was designed to keep people safe, while those opposed to the bill says that even with good intentions, the legislation would add extra safety risks.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Mayor Health Care The nation’s mayors are talking about health care in Washington D.C. this week. The U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting ends Thursday — the day before Donald Trump is inaugurated president. Racine Mayor John Dickert says mayors are trying to avoid partisan “rock throwing” on the issue of health care, and stick to the facts. Republicans in Congress say they expect to have a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act within 100 days of President-elect Donald Trump taking office. Donald Trump has said he’ll unveil his proposal for replacing the ACA once the Senate approves his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 6:15 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Crash on Highway 8 Kills One, Injures Two Others A nine-year-old boy is dead, and his father is severely injured after a crash in Barron County. The Barron County Sheriff's Department says the crash happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday on Highway 8, west of County Road TT.  According to deputies, a car driven by 22-year-old Nicholas Rogalla of Rice Lake was traveling east on Hwy 8 when it crossed the centerline and struck a semi driven by 48-year-old Jerald Olmsted of Clintonville. Olmsted’s semi overturned and slid into the ditch. He was extricated and taken by ambulance to the hospital with severe injuries. His son, nine-year-old Alex Olmsted, a passenger in the semi, was trapped and pronounced ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 6:14 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • GLAZE FAMILY BENEFIT Glaze Family BenefitSunday, January 22nd 2017 12p-6pCameron FirehouseThe Benefit will feature chili and pie by Norske Nook, raffles, live music and more!  The night will end with the drawing for a two year lease on a 2017 Ford F-150 XLT Super-Cab 4WD sponsored by Toycen of Ladysmith, Bloomer Ford, Swant Graber, Rands Trucking and L'Cars. Tickets are being sold at Owens and Krisik Chiropractic in Rice Lake, Chain of Lakes Chiropractic in Chetek, Recipe Box in Bruce, Toycen of Ladysmith, Rands Trucking in Ladysmith and Rusk County Sheriff’s Department, Noble Tire, Swant Graber Auto in Barron and Furniture Row in Cameron. All proceeds will go to the Glaze family.Volunteers are needed ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2016, 5:44 PM by Jenny Polzin
  • Area Happenings Next Month: 2016 Lake Run, Booster Days, Voyager Vilage Arts & Crafts Show and more Here's a preview of what's happening in our area next month.2016 Lake Run - September 3rdLakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to and search “LFRC Lake Run and 5k” or call LFRC at 715-635-4669. the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days - September 2nd, 3rd and 4thThe Weyerehauser Community Club presents the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days. September second through the fourth. All Booster Days events feature FREE ADMISSION with fun for the whole family!Events include softball, pickleball, craft sale, five-k run ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:06 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 84th Annual Cumberland Rutabaga Festival Aug. 25th - 28th CHECK OUT THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT THE CUMBERLAND CHAMBER WEBSITE!!
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:31 PM by Jenny Polzin
  • Cakes @ The Lake - Hunt Hill Join Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, in Sarona, on Saturday for the Cakes at the Lake program.Cakes at the Lake is an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast followed by a free nature program, great for all ages, sponsored by the Long Lake Preservation Association.August's nature topic will focus on Beavers with retired WDNR furbearer ecologist, John Olson. Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:45am and the program begins at 10:00am.Menu includes buttermilk and lemon poppy seed pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages. Cost for breakfast is $7 per adult, $3 per child ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635 ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • LFRC Lake Run 2016 Lakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday, September 3rd, starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to or call LFRC at 715-635-4669.
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
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