Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Walker Expected To Run For Re-election Republican Governor Scott Walker’s campaign is gearing up for his expected reelection bid, which he says in a fundraising announcement will be officially announced during the first full week of November. Walker will be seeking a third four-year term in 2018. So far, nine Democrats have declared they plan to seek the party’s nomination to challenge the governor, while several other candidates are still considering whether they will enter the race.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Police Identify Man Who Was Hit By Squad Car Police have identified the man hit by a Menomonie police squad car on Sunday morning.  Investigators with the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department say 20-year old Brett Schulte from rural Ellsworth was the person lying in the street when the squad car accidently struck him.  Investigators say documentation was obtained that verifies the officer’s description of the event. The investigation also found that Schulte had been drinking prior to this event. Blood tests were obtained that have been sent to the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene to confirm the presence of alcohol and for a drug screen.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Taking The "W" Out Of Wisconsin A suggestion by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce to remove “America’s Dairyland” from Wisconsin license plates is getting pushback from the dairy industry.  Professional Dairy Producers Executive Director Shelly Meyer says taking ‘America’s Dairyland’ off of the Wisconsin license plate is about as logical as taking the ‘W’ off of Wisconsin. WMC president Kurt Bauer suggested the change during an event in Madison Monday, where he made the case that having something like the state’s motto of “Forward” on plates would be a better reflection of the diversity that’s actually present in the state’s economy.  Meyer says Bauer’s suggestion fails to recognize that Wisconsin’s farmers produce a raw product that is manufactured and sold ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Board Approves Deal With Enbridge The Tribal Governing Board of the Lac Courte Oreilles have approved a deal with Enbridge Energy Partners that will give the energy company the right-of-way for two existing pipelines that cross 3.5 miles of the LCO reservation.  Since 1968, Enbridge has operated a pipeline through the easement, adding a second line in 1998. The current 50-year easement for the two pipelines expires in 2018 and under the previous agreement Enbridge never had to make any payments to the tribe.  Under the new 25-year agreement approved yesterday by the tribal governing board, Enbridge will make an initial payment of $3.6 million dollars to the tribe followed by another payment of $3.6 million dollars in ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Two Semis Crash On 53, Reducing Traffic To One Lane A crash involving two semi-trucks closed part of Highway 53 yesterday morning near Haugen. The crash happened just before 8AM at the intersection of Hwy 53 and 27th Avenue, about 1 mile south of the Haugen exit. No serious injuries were reported, but traffic was reduced to one-lane in both directions while state and county officials cleaned up the accident site and removed the vehicles.
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 6:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • October Community Events October 19-22 Thursday-SundayThe Theater in the Woods presents Death By Design: A Comedy With A Murder. The play is a delightful and mysterious mashup of two of the most popular playwrights ever. Mashing Noel Coward with Agatha Christie. For reservations or more info call 715-468-4387 or go to October 19th Thursday through November 9th ThursdayUW-BC invites you to their Leadership Development Series starting on Thursday. You’ll learn to improve your leadership skills and improve your skills in nearly every situation. You can enroll for individual night or the entire series. Contact Barb Ritzinger at UWBC to find out more. October 19th- Interacting with Diverse Communication StylesOctober 26th- Dealing with ...
    Posted by Adam Hutton
  • UW-BC Fall Preview Day The University of Wisconsin-Barron County will host a Fall Preview Day for prospective students and their families at 9am in the Fine Arts Theater. The event is free and open to the public. This campus preview will feature information on admissions, degrees, and the financial aid process. Attendees will also have the chance to tour the campus and hear from current students, faculty, and staff. Attendees are encouraged to register prior to the event. Visit or call 888-INFO-UWC. 
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 9:18 AM by Adam Hutton
  • 13th Annual Hunters Feed The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce presents the 13th Annual Hunters Feed on Thursday, November 16th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy Food, Raffles and hunting stories!
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:12 AM by Ryan Quinn
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