Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Investigation Underway To Determine Cause of 3 Year Old's Death An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of a 3 year old child in Shell Lake.  Just before 930am yesterday, emergency personnel went to a residence in the 200-block of 2nd Ave, responding to a medical situation involving the child that was not breathing and unresponsive.  Life saving measures were initiated, but the child was pronounced dead a short time later. The name of the child and the cause of death have not yet been released.
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 5:05 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Wisconsin DHS Encourages Families to Protect Their Kids The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging families to protect their children, themselves, and their communities by scheduling vaccinations for the whole family during this year’s school spring break. So far this year, some 228 measles cases have been confirmed in 12 states, including Illinois, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 5:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Dunn County Residents With Flood Damage Could Get Help Dunn County residents with flood damage to their homes are being encouraged to call 2-1-1 to  report damages. Dunn County emergency management is using the information to determine the amount of damage to private residences and businesses.  Residents are encouraged to keep records of expenses and take pictures of damage in case there is reimbursement or funding opportunities available through possible FEMA grants or loans.
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 5:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Deer Park Man Charged In Barron County In Child Sex Sting A Deer Park man has been charged in Barron County after being caught in an undercover child sex sting.35-year old Joshua Studer is charged with using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, attempted sexual assault of a child, and child enticement.  An undercover officer responded to an online post reportedly made by Studer last week.  According to a criminal complaint, Studer thought the officer was a 15-year-old girl. Studer is due back in court on March 29. 
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Rice Lake Man Arrested After Domestic Argument Ends In Gunshots A Rice Lake man has been arrested after a domestic argument that included gunshots. Just before 10pm Sunday night, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a woman who said she was walking on Hwy 53 near Rice Lake after a fight with 39-year old Steve Anderson. The woman stated that Anderson hit her and pointed a gun at her head. After she exited the car, he fired several rounds. Barron County Deputies along with the Rice Lake Police Department responded to the call and spotted the suspect vehicle on Hwy 53 and attempted to stop the car, but Anderson continued for another mile before finally pulling over.  Steve Anderson was taken into custody and ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2019, 5:20 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through MarchYour local Menards home improvement store is serving as a drop site for a local food pantry through March. Through March The 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 under-insured children. Immunizations provided free of charge. For more info call Public Health at 715-537-5691 ext. 6442. March 21st ThursdayThe Great Lakes Forestry Museum Committee is doing their 3rd Annual Loggers Loaded Potato/Chili Feed event on Thursday from 4:30p-7p at the Blue Hills Masonic ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:00 AM by Adam Hutton
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