The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that based on preliminary August data, Lake Superior tied its record high for the month while Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie established new record high monthly mean water levels in August. Water levels on Lake Michigan-Huron and La…
A plane crashed early evening Wednesday, May 24, southwest of Chetek, killing one teen and seriously injuring another teen, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Department.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office responded at 9:50 a.m., Thursday, May 18 to the Township of Bloomer in Chippewa County for a recovered military ordinance.
Barron County officials took the opportunity of Gov. Scott Walker’s visit on Wednesday, May 17, to get the word out on how people can volunteer or donate time or money to the relief efforts.
A 30-year-old Dunn County man will spend 10 years in the state penitentiary at Waupun and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, following a Feb. 2, 2017, sentencing hearing in Barron County Circuit Court.
The theft of between $5,000 and $6,000 worth of jewelry from a Cumberland home has resulted in a felony theft charge, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.
Of the 700 to 800 former Somali refugees who live in Barron, few came here directly from their home country, according to Isaak Mohamed, a local resident who works as a teacher, school district employee and (most recently) a new member of the human resources department at the Jennie-O Turkey Store.
Less than two days before a special meeting at which Jump River Electric Utility customers would have held the power to vote to remove the co-operative’s sitting board president and also select his successor, he resigned.
A violent confrontation at the Rice Lake Microtel on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, has led to multiple charges against a Cameron man.
Two people face an assortment of felony charges after a Jan. 25, 2017, raid in which Rice Lake police used a search warrant to seize more than 13 pounds of marijuana, $28,000 in cash, four vehicles and dozens of expensive items of clothing ranging from designer jeans to boxed pairs of Air Jo…
The week before a fatal accident claimed the life of a 60-year-old man on Long Lake on Jan. 25, 2017, the same place where the accident took place had an ice thickness of at least 18 inches, according to a woman who called the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department to report the mishap.
Hundreds of donors, nearly 1,000 visitors, thousands of bids and untold thousands of dollars were raised Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at the Cameron Fire Hall, after a fundraiser organized by friends and neighbors of the family of the late Dan Glaze.
A rural Cameron man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday evening, Dec. 15, 2016, after barricading himself in his house trailer three miles east of the village, according to information from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.
Barron County belongs to the Seventh Congressional District, and is represented in the House of Representatives by Hayward native Sean Duffy, a Wausau Republican.
The operator of a motorcycle involved in a crash with a truck on Wednesday in Taylor County has died.
A commercial milk truck rolled over and spilled its load in Chippewa County, on Wis. 40 east of New Auburn, at 1:46 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13,
The incumbent Sawyer County Clerk of Court was shot and killed Wednesday night at her home, and a man who also lives at the residence was found outside dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A former Chetek business owner charged with felony forgery and identity theft pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge during a March 28, 2016, appearance in Barron County Circuit Court.
A Rice Lake man faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison after being charged with downloading child pornography at the city library, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.
The Taylor County Sheriff's dispatch received a 911 call reporting two dead subjects in an apartment off of South Main Street in the city of Medford at about 7:40 p.m., Thursday, March 24.
Superior Silica Sands expects to lay off employees at seven Wisconsin sites starting March 21.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 912 Pearl Street Apartment 317 (Saint Joseph’s Apartments) in the city of Chippewa Falls, with the assistance of the Chippewa Falls Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice, West Central Drug Task Force and Eau Clair…
A 34-year-old Turtle Lake woman suffered fatal injuries Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in a collision between a propane tanker truck and a car at the corner of U.S. Hwy. 8 and 17th Street on the eastern outskirts of Barron, according to Chris Fitzgerald, county sheriff.
Barron County Dispatch received a 911 call at about 10:26 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7 from a woman advising she heard a gunshot and screaming from a location later to be determined as an apartment at 5 ½ W. Eau Claire St., Rice Lake.
A video posted to social media – which reportedly shows two people drinking and shooting a gun out of a moving vehicle with police lights -- has led to criminal charges against a Spooner man and a Dallas woman.
A former Rice Lake resident was sentenced to 18 months in prison after her probation was revoked Aug. 13, 2015, in Barron County Circuit Court.
Barron County Sheriff’s officers used a “trail camera” early Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, to catch a suspect charged with stealing an estimated $8,000 to $10,000 worth of copper cable from a rural Cameron storage yard, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.
With full stockpiles of frac sand, Chieftain Sands’ wet processing plant at 362 25-1/2 CTH AA—also known as the Lucky mine—has stopped operations and laid off workers.
A Cameron High School graduate, Class of 2010, is fighting a long battle of recovery after suffering severe brain trauma in a skiing accident in December 2014.
The body of Theresa Grover, 45, of Cameron, has been recovered from Pokegama Lake by a dive team.
Three Hayward residents recently pleaded guilty to federal drug charges involving the importation of a synthetic cathinone, Alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (Alpha-PVP), from China into the U.S. Drugs of this type are often referred to as “bath salts.”
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