SHELL LAKE– Nicole Meister will have her quilt block design made into a barn quilt that will adorn the Dairy/Beef Barn at the Washburn County Fairgrounds on July 25-28.
SPOONER– Is it enough to put Bandaids on the aging Spooner Middle School building for now? For how long? With what end goal in mind? And for how many millions of dollars?
MADISON– The second phase of the gypsy moth aerial treatments will begin in late June, with planes applying waxy droplets containing a mating disruptor in nine counties in western Wisconsin, including Washburn.
TOWN OF MINONG– A group of geese crossing the road was behind a two-vehicle accident that injured four people, one of them possibly seriously, at 2:21 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11.
The Legislature’s state budget committee voted Tuesday evening, June 11, to approve $1.9 billion for state construction projects, including more than $1 billion for University of Wisconsin System projects.
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 …
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.
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…
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.
A Trump administration push to close federal job training centers for disadvantaged youth is getting bipartisan pushback from Congress.
SPOONER– Author Nickolas Butler – whose internationally bestselling first book was translated into 10 languages – will read from and sign his latest book, “Little Faith,” at Northwind Book & Fiber on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment and its chair, First Lady Kathy Evers, have announced the launch of a new website to share resources about events and programming relating to the 19th amendmen…
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, …
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.
The Wisconsin Appeals Court has affirmed a lower-court decision regarding the state’s open records law and whether requested information has to be given electronically when that’s the format asked for.
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) …
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.
Abortion rights advocates are pushing for a full repeal of Wisconsin's long-dormant criminal abortion statute, saying the law could be revived if the U.S. Supreme Court repeals Roe v. Wade.
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.