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  • Barron County Woman Charged With Murder The Barron County woman arrested last weekend after a fatal stabbing in Almena has been formerly charged with murder.  44-year-old Melanie Kuula is accused of fatally stabbing 50-year old Brett Bents who was found dead Saturday afternoon in the yard of a residence in Almena.  An autopsy report says the primary cause of death to Bents was a stab wound to the chest with a secondary cause of death being extensive trauma to the head. His death is being ruled as a homicide.  Kuula’s cash bond is set at $25,000, and she will next appear in court on October 1st.
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 8:15 AM by Michael Duncan
  • Most Barron County ATV Trails Are Now Open Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Recreation officials have announced that all Barron County ATV trails are open, with the exception of 1/2 mile north of Hillsdale.  The trails were closed after the July 19th storm which downed hundreds of trees across the popular trail system.  ATV riders are advised to use caution on the trails.
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 7:32 AM by Michael Duncan
  • 3 Injured in 3 Vehicle Crash in Rusk County The investigation continues into a three vehicle car crash that injured three people Monday morning in Rusk County.  The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 8 and Schmidt Road in the town of Grant, just west of Ladysmith.  Carol Wangerin of Ladysmith was seriously injured and flown to Marshfield. The other two drivers were treated and released. 
    Posted Aug 14, 2019, 9:22 AM by Michael Duncan
  • Governor Appoints New Washburn County Judge Governor Tony Evers has appointed  Angeline Winton to be Washburn County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Eugene Harrington.  Winton is currently the district attorney of Washburn County. She was elected to the position in 2016.   Winton graduated from Hayward High School. She graduated summa cum laude from UW-Eau Claire and magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. She resides in Springbrook.
    Posted Aug 14, 2019, 9:22 AM by Michael Duncan
  • Info Meeting To Discuss Spooner Lake Drawdown Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - A public informational meeting will be held this Saturday to discuss a proposed drawdown of Spooner Lake this fall and winter.  In effort to improve water quality, officials are proposing a 3-foot drawdown of Spooner Lake beginning September 3rd thru April 2020.  Saturday's public meeting to discuss the drawdown will be held at the Washburn County Highway Department on County H in Spooner beginning at 9am. More information about the drawdown can be found at the Washburn County website at
    Posted Aug 13, 2019, 7:27 AM by Michael Duncan
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