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One Man is Dead Following a Single Vehicle Rollover in Barron County

posted Jul 23, 2021, 7:43 AM by News Room

Friday July 23rd, 2021 - One man is dead following a single vehicle crash in Barron County.

On Wednesday, just before 2:30pm, the Barron County 911 Center received a call of a one vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 53 near the New Auburn exit.

The initial investigation shows that a truck traveling southbound left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, 77 year old Donald Buerkley of Elk Mound, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. 

WI DOJ Probe Into Officer Involved Shooting in Mikana Continues

posted Jul 22, 2021, 4:09 AM by News Room

Thursday July 22, 2021 - The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation's analysis of an officer involved shooting in Mikana continues. 

On the evening of Wednesday July 14th,  the Barron County Sheriff’s Office was called for a wellness check for an adult male after he had made a threat to a person who lived nearby. Upon arrival, deputies observed the subject had barricaded himself in a room with a firearm. During the standoff the subject raised his firearm and a deputy responded by firing at the subject. The subject was hit and provided medical support before being airlifted to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.
 

As of Wednesday, July 21st, the subject remains in critical but stable condition. His name is not being released at this time because he has not been charged with a crime at this point in the investigation.

The Barron County Deputy involved, 8 year veteran Anthony Weigand, has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.
 

No one else was hurt during the incident which remains under investigation.

Names Released in Fatal Truck vs Tractor Crash in Douglas County

posted Jul 22, 2021, 4:07 AM by News Room

Thursday July 22, 2021 - The name of the Rice Lake man who died following a tractor vs truck crash in Douglas County has been released. 

On Tuesday, at 9:30am, the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a call about a tractor vs pickup truck crash on US 53 near Solon Springs.

The preliminary investigation shows that a Douglas County Highway Department worker was performing mowing operations while traveling northbound on Highway 53. A truck, also traveling northbound, struck the rear of the tractor. The driver of the pickup truck, 66 year old Steven Snider of Rice Lake, did not survive the crash. The highway department worker, 22 year old Erika Olson of Superior, had minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation

A Rice Lake Died in Tractor vs Truck Crash in Douglas County

posted Jul 21, 2021, 4:09 AM by News Room

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 - A Rice Lake man is dead following a tractor vs truck crash in Douglas County. 


On Tuesday, at 9:30am, the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a call about a tractor vs pickup truck crash on US 53 near Solon Springs.


The preliminary investigation shows that a Douglas County Highway Department worker was performing mowing operations while traveling northbound on Highway 53. A truck, also traveling northbound, struck the rear of the tractor. The driver of the pickup truck, a 66 year old Rice Lake man, did not survive the crash. The highway department worker had minor injuries. 


Names are being withheld pending notification of family. The crash remains under investigation.

Louie's Finer Meats Wins Multiple Awards at National Championships

posted Jul 19, 2021, 4:09 AM by News Room

Monday July 19th, 2021 - Louie's Finer Meats is returning home with at lot more hardware after the American Cured Meat Championships were held in Oklahoma City, this week.

The Cumberland-based shop took home two grand champion awards, two reserve grand champion awards and two reserve champion awards in the national contest.

Two Men Hospitalized Following Multiple Stabbings at a Sawyer County Bar

posted Jul 19, 2021, 4:02 AM by News Room

Two men were hospitalized following multiple stabbings at a Sawyer County bar.

On Friday, just after 2am, the Sawyer County Dispatch Center received a call for a stabbing in the Moccasin Bar parking lot.

When authorities arrived, the suspect fled on foot up the alley where he encountered another man walking to his vehicle. The suspect then stabbed that man as he ran past him.

Both victims were taken to area hospitals where they are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at his residence at 2pm.

The case remains under investigation. 

Officer Involved Shooting in Mikana

posted Jul 15, 2021, 8:30 AM by News Room

Thursday July 15th, 2021 - The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Mikana. 


Wednesday evening the Barron County Sheriff’s Office was called for a wellness check for an adult male after he had made a threat to a person who lived nearby. Upon arrival, deputies observed the subject had barricaded himself in a room with a firearm. During the standoff the subject raised his firearm and a deputy responded by firing at the subject. The subject was hit and provided medical support before being airlifted to an area hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. 


The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy. No one else was hurt during the incident which remains under investigation.

Name Released in Fatal Deer vs Motorcycle Crash in Dunn County

posted Jul 13, 2021, 3:50 AM by News Room   [ updated Jul 13, 2021, 4:06 AM ]

Tuesday July 13th, 2021 - The name of the man who died following a deer vs motorcycle crash in Dunn County has been released. 


On Friday, just after 9pm, the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a single motorcycle crash on USH 12 in Lucas township. 


The preliminary investigation shows that the motorcycle was westbound when it struck a deer. The motorcycle operator, 49 year old Kevin Edgemon of Boyceville, was ejected, sustaining life threatening injuries, and airlifted to an area hospital where he later passed away. 


Edgmemon was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash which remains under investigation.

One Man Dead Following Deer vs Motorcycle Crash in Dunn County

posted Jul 12, 2021, 4:32 AM by News Room

Monday July 12th, 2021 - One man is dead following a deer vs motorcycle crash in Dunn County. 


On Friday, just after 9pm, the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a single motorcycle crash on USH 12 in Lucas township. 


The preliminary investigation shows that the motorcycle was westbound when it struck a deer. The motorcycle operator was ejected, sustaining life threatening injuries, and airlifted to an area hospital where he later passed away. 


The operator was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash which remains under investigation. 


His name is being withheld pending notification of family.

The RLCCC Family Fun Fest a Big Success

posted Jun 30, 2021, 5:12 AM by News Room

Wednesday June 30th, 2021 - The 6th edition of Rice Lake Celebrity Charity Classic Family Fun Fest was the most popular to date. Officials estimate that over 1,000 people enjoyed the festivities around the Rice Lake High School athletic complex over the course of the event on Tuesday. When combined with the proceeds from the golf event earlier this month, more than $120,000 was raised for area youth organizations this year through the Rice Lake Celebrity Charity Classic. 

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