Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Rice Lake's Main Street Bridge To Close... Again A major component of the Main Street Bridge project in Rice Lake will require the closing of the bridge next week.  The two-year project will have the bridge over the Red Cedar River in Rice Lake closed several times during construction work. Project manager Mark Kohler says next week the bridge will be on Monday and Tuesday morning. Traffic on Main Street in Rice Lake will be closed to through traffic from Allen St. to Messenger St. on Monday and Tuesday from 830AM until 12 NOON.The detour route for northbound traffic of Main St. will be the same as previous closures, Main to Allen, Allen to Wisconsin, Wisconsin to Messenger, and Messenger back to Main St. For southbound ...
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • One Killed In Head-On Collision Yesterday, the State Patrol and the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 63, approximately 1/4 of a mile north of Hamilton Road.  One person was killed, and the condition of 2 other people involved was not released.  Police say a pickup truck pulling a trailer drifted across the center line and hit a car head-on. Names of those involved have not been released by authorities. 
    Posted Jan 15, 2019, 6:05 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Patterson Bail Set at $5 Million Jake T. Patterson, the 21-year old man accused of kidnapping 13-year old Jayme Closs and murdering her parents James and Denise Closs at their home on October 15th, made his initial appearance in Barron County Circuit Court yesterday.  Barron District Attorney Brian Wright asked the court to set bail high enough to keep Patterson in jail. The judge agreed and set bail at $5-million.  In the complaint, the defendant, Jake Patterson, told investigators details of the crime and how the first time he ever saw Jayme, she was getting on a school bus, and he decided at that time to kidnap her. He said he did not know Jayme’s name until after he took her to ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2019, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Criminal Complaint Against Patterson Released The initial complaint against Jake T. Patterson in the Closs investigation has been released with more details about what transpired on October 15th at the Closs residence.  Details about Patterson's plan to abduct Jayme Closs are also included in the report.  The full complaint is in the PDF file below.**Some details may be disturbing**Case 2019CF000020Document 1Filed 01-14-2019Page 1 of 12FILED01-14-2019Barron County, WISTATE OF WISCONSINCIRCUIT COURTBARRON COUNTYSharon Millermon2019CF000020DA Case No.: 2019BA000046Honorable James C. BablerSTATE OF WISCONSINAssigned DA/ADA: Brian H WrightPlaintiff,  Agency Case No.: 1831604Branch 1-VS-Court Case No.: 19 CF 20Jake T PattersonATN ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2019, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • New ATV Route Could Be Possible For Barron County A public hearing will be held tonight to discuss adding an additional ATV route in Barron County.  The Rice Lake Snow and Dirt Club is requesting an ordinace for ATV’s and UTV routes by adding 18th Street, beginning at 18th Avenue and proceeding north 1.5 miles to the existing routes.  Tonight’s hearing will take place at the Rice Lake Town Hall, located at 1830 Macauley Avenue in Rice Lake.  The public is encouraged to attend the meeting which begins at 630pm.
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:05 AM by Michael Duncan
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 1411. View more »

Community Events
  • Community News Through JanuaryThe American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O, and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to donate at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).January 6th SundayThe American Legion Breakfast Buffet at the Rice Lake Veterans Center is Sunday from 8a-11a. All you care to eat biscuits & gravy, waffles, bacon, and more. The public is always welcome.January 8th TuesdayThe ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2019, 11:13 AM by Jenny Polzin
Showing posts 1 - 1 of 1. View more »


  • SPORTS THURS JAN 17 2019.mp3   4783k - by Ryan Quinn (v1)
  • OBITUARIES THURS JAN 17 2019.mp3   7568k - by Ryan Quinn (v1)
  • LOCAL NEWS THURS JAN 17 2019.mp3   7857k - by Ryan Quinn (v1)
  • OBITUARIES WED JAN 16 2019.mp3   7584k - by Ryan Quinn (v2)
  • SPORTS WED JAN 16 2019.mp3   7893k - by Ryan Quinn (v2)
Showing 5 files from page Info 2 Go.