Sunday, August 20, 2017

Assembly passes $3B Foxconn incentive package

Laurel White | WPR The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a $3 billion tax incentive package for tech manufacturer Foxconn. Three Democrats — Reps. Cory Mason, of Racine, Peter Barca, of...

Court appearance in fatal hit and run charge postponed

SIREN - The court appearance scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 17, of a 36-year-old Sawyer County man charged in a fatal hit and run has been...

Northwestern Wisconsin shut out of broadband grants

by Sen. Janet Bewley The latest round of Broadband Expansion Grant Recipients was announced last week. People across Northwestern Wisconsin joined together to develop plans...

Jury trial set in false imprisonment case

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - A 23-year-old Spooner man faces up to six years in prison or a $10,000 fine if he...

Chetek man’s suspicious death under investigation

Danielle Danford | staff writer CHETEK— Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald reports that a 56-year-old Chetek man was found deceased in a vehicle north of...

County testing lifts beach advisory

POLK COUNTY - The Polk County Health Department has lifted the advisory on Balsam Lake Beach in Balsam Lake. Two consecutive samples have indicated...

Librarian charged in child porn investigation

Nine months of investigation leads to 15 felony charges and job dismissal Greg Marsten | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County District Attorney’s Office...

Librarian charged with possession of child pornography

FREDERIC - More than eight months after local and federal authorities conducted a search of the Frederic Public Library and the home of its librarian,...

Emergency bridge repair closes Osceola crossing

OSCEOLA - The bridge that crossed the St. Croix River at Osceola was closed Thursday, July 27, after a hold was discovered in the...

Man faces sexploitation charges

BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County District Attorney’s office has filed a three-felony indictment against a 22-year-old Minnesota man on allegations that he tried...