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Prescription drug overdose sends four students to hospitals

Becky Strabel | Staff writer SIREN - The Siren Police Department was called to the high school around...

Woman charged with obstructing investigation; authorities search lake

BURNETT COUNTY - The Burnett County Sherrif's Office, North Memorial Ambulance, Siren Fire Department and the Siren...

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The Orange Swarm is back

BALSAM LAKE – As the local thermometers approach 70 degrees for the first time in...

Author to tell her chicken story at library chili feed fundraiser

WEBSTER - On Saturday, Oct. 21, The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library will...

In the eye of the rural broadband storm

Danielle Danford | Staff writer NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN— Having an Internet connection is increasingly important for people to apply...
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Prescription drug overdose sends four students to hospitals

Becky Strabel | Staff writer SIREN - The Siren Police Department was called to the high school around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, after...

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Burnett County boasts another big buck

Marty Seeger|Staff writer BURNETT COUNTY – Another impressive buck by bow was harvested this fall from Burnett County, as Danbury resident Burl Johnson arrowed a...

Saints beat Lakers to earn playoff spot

Travel north to Grantsburg for Level 1 playoff St. Croix Falls 35, Shell Lake 6 Marty Seeger|Staff writer SHELL LAKE – The Saints football team needed a...

Author to tell her chicken story at library chili feed fundraiser

WEBSTER - On Saturday, Oct. 21, The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library will hold their fifth-annual chili feed fundraiser, featuring an award-winning...

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Man faces charges in missing critter incident

“Stolen” dog shows up after owner smashes RV door in, looking for dog Greg Marsten | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department...

Motorizing trail losing proposition for taxpayers | Peter Henry

Polk County Supervisors are in a big hurry to motorize Seven Lakes Trail. Surprising, given how communities along the trail embrace it and have...

Election 2017

2017 Washburn spring election results revised

WASHBURN COUNTY – The following are the unofficial election results for school, cities, villages and towns with contested races only.   KEY: *winner, (I) incumbent, (WI)...

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Robert G. Anderson

Robert George Anderson was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Grantsburg, to George and Ruth Anderson. He passed way July 5, in Wildomar, Calif., where...

Ruth Ann Banitt

Ruth Ann Banitt, 33, peacefully passed away surrounded by family at her home in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, after a...

Carol Arlene Park-Coen

Carol Arlene Park-Coen went into the eternal resting arms of her Savior on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.  Carol was born Aug. 23, 1939, to...

Lucille “Lucy” Monson

Lucille “Lucy” Monson, 72, of Savannah, Tenn., passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Memorial services will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck,...

Walmar “Wally” Quist

Walmar “Wally” Quist, 99, of St. Croix Falls, Wis., passed away at the Good Samaritan Society Home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.  Services have...

Carol Arlene Park-Coen

Carol Arlene Park-Coen, 78, of Luck, passed away on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center. The funeral service for Carol...

Marietta “Titsa” Perold

Marietta “Titsa” Perold, 82, Rice Lake, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Eau Claire, Wis. She was born on Sept. 25, 1935, in New...

Aundria May Walgren-Schadow

Aundria May Walgren-Schadow, 38, of Balsam Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  Aundria was...

Audrey E. (Ruhn) Wickstrom

Audrey E. (Ruhn) Wickstrom, 93, died Oct. 13, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Phoenix, Ariz. Audrey was born to Fred and...

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