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RIDGELAND– A homicide victim whose locally discovered remains were unidentified since the early 1980s has been found to be Kraig King from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The Barron County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for information on what may have led to his being in the area and…

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SHELL LAKE– Early release from prison for 85-year-old Richard A. Phernetton has been denied.

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Thomas Ericksen, 72, a former Catholic priest, was sentenced September 26 in Sawyer County Circuit Court to 30 years in prison for two counts of sexual assault of boys in the village of Winter from the early 1980s. At the sentencing the presiding judge, assistant district attorney, and some …

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Christopher A. Grover, 45, has been sentenced for arson at six fire scenes discovered on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in Sawyer County. He received the recommended full 25 years initial confinement and 21 ½ years extended supervision followed by 20 years probation.

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,A former Catholic clergyman, Thomas E. Ericksen, 72, who served as a parish priest in the Village of Winter in the early 1980s was sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 26 to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse of boys while he served as a priest in the village.

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ST CROIX FALLS– The St. Croix Falls Police Department is asking for help in identifying two people who appeared to be involved in a theft from the Wal-Mart in the city on August 18.

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Honorable Angeline Winton is sworn in as Washburn County Circuit Court judge on Monday, Aug. 19, by 10th Judicial District Chief Deputy Judge John Anderson (Bayfield). Aaron Marcoux was hired recently as an assistant district attorney, when Washburn and Burnett counties’ joint half-time assi…

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SHELL LAKE– Tanya M. Lanerd, 28, Cambridge, Minnesota, has been sentenced to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision for burglarizing a cabin in the town of Barronett in the summer of 2017.

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Prosecution of 14 men caught in Rice Lake Police Department child sex sting operations since February 2018 has hit the halfway mark. 

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SUPERIOR– Seven women have filed a civil case against Jay Link of Wascott for posting photos of them, and photos claimed to be of them, on FetLife.com, a social media website self-described as “the Social Network for the BDSM, Fetish & Kinky Community. Like Facebook, but run by kinksters…