Saturday, October 21, 2017

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...

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 Police Department all responded to a 911...

Suspects in recent burglaries identified

BURNETT COUNTY  - Detectives have identified multiple suspects in connection to a recent series of burglaries to several taverns throughout the county. Between the dates...
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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 for jobs, communicate, educate and to purchase goods. Despite its...

County Board acts on budget and facility this evening

Loan, not bonding for Polk Highway Facility Gregg Westigard | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Polk County may finance its new Highway Facility with a bank...

Suicidal shooter shuts down Luck

Multiple agencies involved; social media posts concern authorities Greg Marsten | Staff writer LUCK – A portion of Luck village was shut-down to everyone for safety...

One-vehicle accident is fatal

POLK COUNTY - On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 1, 9:05 p.m., Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of a one vehicle traffic...

Luck man injured in ATV crash  

Greg Marsten | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Authorities are continuing to investigate a serious ATV crash that occurred on a rural road east of...

Cardinal LG to add 25 jobs to the Amery area

POLK COUNTY - Cardinal LG of Amery is experiencing new growth and has the need for 25 additional production and supervisory staff members to...

Who gets the murderer’s birthday money?

Daryl Strenke points out restitution conflicts, lack of records Greg Marsten | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE – One of Polk County’s most tragic and troubling homicide...