Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Wisconsin PSC urges consumers to make arrangements for reconnection The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) urges consumers currently disconnected to contact their local utility to make arrangements for service reconnection prior to the start of the winter heating moratorium. During the moratorium, from November 1 to April 15, utilities are prohibited from disconnecting customers who are behind on their bills.  Wisconsin law also requires utilities to attempt to contact consumers currently disconnected in an effort to get customers reconnected, but utilities are not required to reconnect service until payment arrangements have been made.  Consumers without utility service are encouraged to contact their utility to establish a payment plan and arrange for reconnection prior to the onset of cold winter temperatures.
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 6:22 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Record Bear Hunt This year marks the third highest bear harvest in state history.The totals cement Wisconsin's title as the best state in the U.S. for bear harvests with 4,643 registered. But it wasn't all good news for bear hunters. This year also marked the highest number of hunting dog deaths. Forty hunting dogs were attacked and killed by wolves this bear harvest season. The previous record was 23.  Hunters can get up to $2,500 for killed dogs by wolves from the state.
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 6:20 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Early Voting Now Underway In-person, absentee voting is now underway across much of Wisconsin.  In most larger cities and towns, voters can cast their in-person absentee ballot during normal business hours at their city hall.  In smaller towns and villages, you should contact your local county or town clerk. In some rural locations, voters might have to make an appointment with their town clerk or election officials to schedule in-person absentee voting in their particular voting district. The general election is two weeks from today on Tuesday, November 8th.
    Posted Oct 25, 2016, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • U.S. Highway 53 Re-open After Car Fire U.S. Highway 53 (northbound) is open again after a car fire closed down the northbound lanes of the highway for about 30 minutes this morning.  The fire occurred just north of the Barron-Washburn County line shortly after 6am this morning.  There are no reports of injuries and traffic is now moving through the area.
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 6:37 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • High Speed Chase Ends in Crash The Sawyer County Sheriff's office says they arrested a man that ran from police after a high speed chase last week that began in Barron County and ended in Sawyer County. Authorities arrested 23-year-old, Kenneth Quagon on Friday during a traffic stop in Hayward. Two other males and one juvenile were also taken into custody. The chase last Wednesday started when employees of the Rice Lake Kohl’s store reported a shoplifting incident. A Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy began the pursuit when the suspect vehicle was seen traveling north on U.S. 53. Washburn County deputies picked up the chase and pursued the vehicle into Sawyer county where the car crashed after being disabled by spike ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 6:36 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Area Happenings Next Month: 2016 Lake Run, Booster Days, Voyager Vilage Arts & Crafts Show and more Here's a preview of what's happening in our area next month.2016 Lake Run - September 3rdLakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to and search “LFRC Lake Run and 5k” or call LFRC at 715-635-4669. the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days - September 2nd, 3rd and 4thThe Weyerehauser Community Club presents the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days. September second through the fourth. All Booster Days events feature FREE ADMISSION with fun for the whole family!Events include softball, pickleball, craft sale, five-k run ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:06 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 84th Annual Cumberland Rutabaga Festival Aug. 25th - 28th CHECK OUT THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT THE CUMBERLAND CHAMBER WEBSITE!!
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:31 PM by Jenny Polzin
  • Cakes @ The Lake - Hunt Hill Join Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, in Sarona, on Saturday for the Cakes at the Lake program.Cakes at the Lake is an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast followed by a free nature program, great for all ages, sponsored by the Long Lake Preservation Association.August's nature topic will focus on Beavers with retired WDNR furbearer ecologist, John Olson. Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:45am and the program begins at 10:00am.Menu includes buttermilk and lemon poppy seed pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages. Cost for breakfast is $7 per adult, $3 per child ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635 ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • LFRC Lake Run 2016 Lakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday, September 3rd, starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to or call LFRC at 715-635-4669.
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Outdoor Family Movie with Rice Lake Public Library ​Friday, August 27th the Rice Lake Public Library will host an Outdoor Family Movie. Summer is winding down and we're celebrating with an outdoor family movie event.  Bring chairs or blankets, popcorn and drinks provided.ABOUT THE MOVIE: ​In this movie a city like no other is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:30 AM by Ryan Quinn
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