Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Fire Destroys Home Fire has destroyed a home east of Rice Lake.  The fire was reported just before 5pm yesterday when a caller said a house on 22 ½ Street was fully engulfed.  Firefighters from Rice Lake, Cameron and Barron helped control the blaze, but the house appears to have been totally destroyed. The owners of the home were apparently out of town and nobody was injured.  The fire was declared under control just before 6pm, and the cause remains under investigation.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • AG Schimel Announces More Grants Attorney General Brad Schimel has announced another list of schools and school districts across the state that will receive $3,969,793 from the second round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program, which focuses on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health.  In Northwest Wisconsin, some of  the schools included in the latest round of grants include:Bruce School District, $24,182Ladysmith School District, $43,395,Luck School District, $24,676,Somerset School District, $84,857,
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Barron County Sheriff's Dept. Looking For Michael Strong The Barron County Sheriff’s Department is looking for 30-year old Michael Strong of Barronett, who failed to return to the jail on Wednesday night after being out on Work Release Huber.  Strong was in jail on Methamphetamine charges. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Michael Strong, please contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department at 715-537-3106.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Foxconn's Ginseng Plan Foxconn Has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin and Hsu’s Ginseng, the largest supplier of American ginseng in the United States, to jointly develop Wisconsin’s ginseng industry and grow Foxconn’s newly-established Wisconsin-based ginseng brand, Hong Seng. Foxconn’s partnership with the ginseng industry in Wisconsin will support hundreds of local jobs across the supply chain and boost the availability of American ginseng, which is known for its health benefits and is consumed around the world.
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 5:08 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Senator Nass Looking To Kill Walker's New Regulations Republican state Senator Steve Nass is looking to kill or delay new regulations Gov. Scott Walker ordered to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease.Walker ordered the Department of Natural Resources in May to develop rules requiring deer farmers to upgrade their fences and restrict deer carcass movement.  Nass leads the Legislature's rules committee and has scheduled an Oct. 1 vote on suspending the rule. Nass says the carcass movement rules are too onerous to implement this year and the DNR is underestimating fencing costs.
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 5:07 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through September Once again, St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry & Kitchen has an opportunity to receive one pound of food from the Feed My People food bank for each dollar raised up to $5,000 by September 29, 2018 through the Food for More Challenge. This is a partnership between Feed My People and the food assistance programs it serves. 100% of donations plus 100% of the matching funds/pounds will be used at Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire where St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry purchases food not received in food drives and donations. The deadline for this program is September 29th.  Please make checks payable to: St Vincent de Paul and note in the memo ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 10:28 AM by Adam Hutton
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