Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • MAN HUNT: Preston Kraft Police are still looking for a man in an ongoing homicide investigation. The suspect is 31 year-old Preston Kraft and he is considered armed and dangerous. Kraft is suspected of shooting 53-year old Robert Pettit of Conrath on Friday afternoon. The Rusk County Sheriffs Department says citizens reported two possible sightings of Kraft yesterday in the Blue Hills.   On Saturday, the white Mitsubishi that Kraft was driving was discovered unoccupied in the Blue Hills.  The Rusk County Sheriff’s Department urges anyone who has any information about Kraft to contact them immediately at 715-532-2200. Also, the Rusk County Sheriff would like the residents of the Township of Atlanta to remain vigilant and to lock their houses ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Fatal Dunn County Motorcycle Crash A man has died following a motorcycle crash in Dunn County on Saturday. Just after 5am, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a motorcycle crash on County Highway C in the township of Dunn. The motorcycle driver, 25-year old Levi Thatcher of rural Menomonie was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet, and speed also appears to be a factor in the crash. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Click It Or Ticket Police across Wisconsin begin the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from today through June 3rd.  Right now in Wisconsin, 10 percent of people who fail to buckle up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes each year. The state’s safety belt use rate of 89.4 percent is the highest ever, but still lags behind the national average. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 58,899 traffic convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt. In Wisconsin, law enforcement officers can stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a safety belt.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • RL Aqua Center Public Meeting A public meeting to discuss the future of the Rice Lake Community Aqua Center will be held this afternoon at City Hall. Pat Blackaller, director of finance and operations for the Rice Lake School District says anyone interested in the new swimming pool should attend today’s meeting. The public meeting about the future of the Rice Lake Aquatic Center will take place at Rice Lake City Hall on today from 3pm to 6pm.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Invasive Plant Meeting This Wednesday, the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin hosts field day presentations and public demonstrations at the Barron County Government Center.  Experts will be available to answer questions about identifying, reporting, and controlling the worst offenders. The cost is $10 which includes lunch.  Register by Tuesday at, or call Anne Pearce at 608-262-9570.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through MayThis May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve this May to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. 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).Cumberland 5/15/2018: 12p-6p, American Legion, 1225 Veterans St.Spooner ...
    Posted May 9, 2018, 7:58 AM by Adam Hutton
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