Ashland County, WI

Local farm enters retail world

Riley Jolma knew that he had to make a change in the direction of his farm. He is the latest of four generations of his family to farm the Jolma land a few miles east of Marengo in Ashland County. He crops about 1,200 acres, raising corn, grain, hay and other forage to feed the 600 milking cows on the farm. Being a farmer has never been easy, but faced...

It could become harder for drunken driving offenses to be removed from your past record after latest Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling

It may have just gotten harder for Wisconsin drunken drivers to knock old tickets and convictions out of the equation when scoring a new offense. In a case involving the common tactic of "collateral attack" on prior cases, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled when old records aren't available, it's the driver's burden to prove their rights to have an attorney weren't adequately explained at the time, not prosecutors' burden to prove they were. ...
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City by City: Ashland County, Ely, Cook County

Ashland County, WI- Wisconsin has released new walleye limits, among other regulation changes, for the upcoming fishing season. Areas like Flambeau River and Elk River watersheds will see changes. New regulations for walleye include a daily limit of three walleye between 15 and 20 inches or two walleye between that limit and one above 24.
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Travel Wisconsin: Girlfriend Getaway

Plan a memorable and relaxing girls’ trip in scenic Wisconsin by discovering historic murals, enjoying a spa day or shopping at unique local stores and shops. Shop and explore on the shores of Lake Superior in Ashland (Ashland County) Visit one of Wisconsin’s most iconic harbor towns and shop...

Cause of fatal Ashland fire under investigation

The Wisconsin State Fire Marshal's Office is helping the Ashland Fire Department investigate the cause of a fatal fire on Monday evening. The fire in a single-family home at 1418 Beaser Avenue was reported at about 10:27 p.m. Police officers were first to arrive at the scene and found a "large amount of fire coming from the front window," according to a news release from the Ashland Fire Department.

Ashland County moves to close previously unknown bank accounts maintained by county law enforcement

Ashland County officials are moving to close separate bank accounts maintained by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office after a financial audit revealed their existence. Ashland County’s finance committee approved a recommendation by the county’s financial consultants to close two of four separate bank accounts that totaled more than $150,000 in revenues. The county hired accounting and consulting firm MWK, LLC last year to conduct the audit as officials tackle long-running financial struggles. The Ashland County board is set to vote on closing the accounts at its next meeting Tuesday, March 22.

City by City: Ashland, Cloquet, Eveleth

Ashland, WI- Ashland Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Ashland County 4H Youth Department to offer an ice safety and rescue basics class on April 9. The course is available to kids 13 and older who spend time on the ice, whether that is fishing, snowmobiling or any other activity. Registration is required and the course fee is $15.
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Ashland County imposes road weight limits

Seasonal weight limitations on all Ashland County trunk highways will begin at noon Wednesday, March 16. Enforcement will begin at that time and the ban will stay in effect until further notice. The county reserves the right to post weight limitations earlier than the stated time and date if road conditions necessitate such action.

Hurley woman dies in Ashland County crash

A woman from Hurley died in a crash that shutdown US Highway 2 for several hours Saturday. Wisconsin State Patrol say Crystal Buccanero, 37, died. The crash happened near the intersection of Hwy 2 and West Birch Hill Road in Ashland County. Police say a woman pulled on to Hwy...