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MINONG– The drawdown of the Minong Flowage to replace the surface concrete that is peeling off has been postponed from this spring to August 1.

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A former Catholic clergyman — Thomas E. Ericksen, 71, who served in the early 1980s as the parish priest in the Village of Winter and prior to that as the hospital chaplain in the City of Merrill in Lincoln County — was found guilty of first degree sexual assault against a child and another …

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin city is considering an ordinance that would impose fines on the parents of young bullies after a viral social media post showed handwritten notes that students sent to a middle school girl urging her to kill herself.

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Trish Bantle of Durand has been coming to Pigeon Lake in Bayfield County every year since she was 8 years old. She grew up camping there and spent her honeymoon by the lake. Now, the lake she’s longed to be near for so many years has come too close for comfort as rising water levels are an e…

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First Lady Kathy Evers is spearheading a centennial celebration on Monday, June 10, to document the anniversary of Wisconsin becoming the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is providing a weekly update on construction projects in the northwest region, which includes the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, …

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TOWN OF BASHAW– Sandra H. Atkinson, 74, of Shell Lake was seriously injured when her car was rear-ended in an accident on Saturday afternoon, June 1.

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TOWN OF MADGE– A garage was lost and a home saved in a fire that spread from the woods, creating a touchy firefighting situation as the fire encircled the structures.

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A pastor and former teacher in Wisconsin and Oregon who once served a church near Stone Lake in Sawyer County, Jeffrey A. Vesta, was arrested at his residence in Spooner on Tuesday, June 4, for suspected possession of child pornography, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) …

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Federal, state, tribal, and local partners are stepping up efforts to survey and protect an endangered shorebird on the Great Lakes this year. High water levels have left less room on beaches for the piping plover to nest.

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DULUTH– The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Transportation have jointly determined that overweight vehicles will be restricted from using the Blatnik Bridge (I-535) as of June 4. The maximum vehicle weight will be set at 40 tons.