Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Child Abuse In Burnett County A Burnett County man has been charged with attempted intentional homicide after being accused of abusing and strangling a five-year-old.  Police were called to a home in the Town of Trade Lake for a domestic incident involving choking and a young child. The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Charles Beenken. In the home, a deputy found the child under a pile of blankets on a bed. The child was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with head, face and brain injuries. Beenken is charged with eleven counts, including first degree attempted intentional homicide.
    Posted by Adam Hutton
  • Soybean Sales To China The resumption of soybean sales to China late last week is good news for soybean farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid. Private exporters reported sales of 1.13 million metric tons of soybeans to China on Thursday and another 300,000 metric tons on Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The Thursday report was the ninth-largest daily sale since 1977, according to the agency's Foreign Agriculture Service. 
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • New Events Coming To Rice Lake Area Two organizations in Barron County are marketing brand-new events with help from Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grants from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.  The Barron County Cooperative Agricultural Society has been awarded $37,337 for the inaugural Blue Hills Bar-B-Q Fest, and Rice Lake Tourism & Retail Development will receive $30,625 for the first-ever Western Extreme Skijoring Event.    Blue Hills Bar-B-Q Fest, taking place May 31-June 1, 2019 at the Barron County Fairgrounds, will act as a kick-off for the annual Rice Lake Aquafest, as well as Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competitions in Wisconsin.   Also held in Rice Lake, the Western Extreme Skijoring Event highlights the Nordic sport of skijoring ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:09 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Spirit Of Christmas/Adopt-A-Family Is Underway The Spirit of Christmas/Adopt-a-Family drive is under way at 610A West Hill Plaza, Rice Lake. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m. It is the same location as last year. The program, in its 26th year, is designed to help families who are having difficulty providing their children with clothing, gifts and food for the holiday season.  All who need help are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later. It is more difficult to find sponsors when applicants wait until the last few days of the drive to request help.  If you are in need of assistance, we ask that you only apply to one agency in the area. If you apply to ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:06 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over For Christmas To discourage impaired driving and support public safety, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will patrol in greater numbers for longer hours during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign that begins today and continues through New Year’s Day.  Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 169 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries. Also last year, there were over 24,200 OWI convictions in Wisconsin. 
    Posted Dec 14, 2018, 5:27 AM by Ryan Quinn
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 1385. View more »

Community Events
  • Community News Through NovemberAs influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed this fall after Hurricanes Michael and Florence forced the cancellation of about 200 blood drives, causing approximately 7,000 units of blood and platelets to go uncollected. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Barron 11/19/2018: 12p-6p, Community Center, 800 Memorial DriveCumberland 11/20/2018: 12p-6p, American Legion, 1225 ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 11:43 AM by Adam Hutton
Showing posts 1 - 1 of 1. View more »


  • LOCAL NEWS TUESDAY DEC 18 2018.mp3   3933k - by Adam Hutton (v1)
  • SPORTS TUESDAY DEC 18 2018.mp3   2400k - by Adam Hutton (v1)
  • SPORTS MONDAY DEC 17 2018.mp3   1944k - Dec 17, 2018, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn (v1)
  • OBITUARIES MONDAY DEC 17 2018.mp3   1992k - Dec 17, 2018, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn (v1)
  • LOCAL NEWS MONDAY DEC 17 2018.mp3   4755k - Dec 17, 2018, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn (v1)
Showing 5 files from page Info 2 Go.