Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Legend of the Birkie One of America's noted Olympic storytellers whose “Behind the Gold” speaking series has brought stories to audiences around the world will be in Rice Lake tomorrow.  Tom Kelly will present “The Legend of the Birkie” for UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's "Thursdays at the U" lecture and performance series. The presentation will be from noon-1 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus. Kelly, who wrote the book “Birkie Fever” to document the early years of the race, will give insights and piece together the puzzle of the magic that has kept the Birkie in the forefront of America's participant sport culture for nearly a half-century
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Barron County Man Found Dead In Minnesota A Barron County man has been found dead in a Minnesota cabin.  36-year old Christopher Etchison was found dead yesterday at a remote cabin in Sandstone, Minnesota.  Etchisons parents had filed a missing persons report late last week, and tips received this week led police to search the cabin in Minnesota.   The death is being investigated by the Barron Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and The Pine County Sheriff’s Department.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Two Dead After Head On Collision Two people were killed early Monday morning in a  head-on crash on Highway 8 just west of Turtle Lake.  The accident happened just before 530am when an eastbound Jeep Cherokee driven by 67-year old Geraldine Swanson of rural Turtle Lake, crossed the center line and struck a westbound Chevy Impala  driven by Harvey Richter of rural Cumberland.  The crash happened just east of 15th street in Beaver township in Polk County and both drivers were declared dead at the scene. Polk County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.
    Posted Apr 23, 2019, 8:52 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Culvert Replacement To Start Next Week Next Tuesday, April 30th, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a culvert replacement project near the intersection of WIS 25 and 17th Avenue, approximately 3 miles north of the city of Barron.  The proposed improvements include the replacement of an aging, undersized culvert pipe with a larger concrete box culvert.   During construction, WIS HWY 25 will be closed from 15th Avenue to 17th Avenue.  The detour route posted for the project will follow US HWY 8 east, north on US HWY 53, and then west on WIS HWY 48.   Local access will be maintained for property owners throughout the project.    Construction is currently scheduled for completion by June 2019.
    Posted Apr 23, 2019, 8:51 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • DNR Asking For Help In Mysterious Dog and Wildlife Deaths The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking the public's help in solving several cases involving the poisoning deaths of domestic dogs and wildlife since December.  Dog deaths have occurred in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence County; however, it is unknown if other counties could be involved. In addition to the unfortunate poisoning of these family pets, investigators also found dead coyotes, weasels, raccoons and one wolf that they suspect also were poisoned.  If you have information or a tip - no matter how insignificant it may seem - please contact the WDNR Violation Hotline.You may confidentially report by calling or texting: 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847 ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 6:05 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through AprilThe 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 free of charge. For more info call Public Health at 715-537-5691 ext. 6442. Through April The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 5:41 AM by Adam Hutton
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