Rusk County, WIWEAU-TV 13

Man arrested in Rusk Co. after string of over 2 dozen burglaries

TOWN OF ATLANTA, Wis. (WEAU) - A man is being held in Rusk Co. Jail after a string of over two dozen burglaries across northwestern Wisconsin. 46-year-old Kevin Johnson, a resident of Barron and Rusk counties, was arrested on May 21 by the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office after a months-long investigation into multiple burglaries in the Blue Hills area, which is north of Weyerhaeuser and east of Rice Lake in Barron, Rusk, and Sawyer counties. According to the sheriff’s office, many of the burglaries were found by deputies on patrol, while others were reported by property owners. In most cases, the properties were entered by force, according to the sheriff’s office.
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Burnett County,

Sheriff Finch Issues Press Release On Missing 12-Year-Old Who Was Found Safe

BURNETT COUNTY -- Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch issued the following press release relating to the search for, and discovery of, a missing 12-year-old in Burnett County. On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 12 year old boy that was reported missing in Swiss Township, Danbury, WI.
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Wisconsin StateKIMT

Hancock County man pleads guilty in fatal Wisconsin collision

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. – A North Iowa man has pleaded guilty in a deadly collision in northeast Wisconsin. Michael Charles Barkema, 49 of Klemme, entered a guilty plea Monday in Polk County District Court to one count of homicide by intoxicate use of a vehicle. Law enforcement says Barkema had...
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Rice Lake, WIAPG of Wisconsin

"Old Glory" was theme of Rice Lake Aquafest Parade

Blue skies reigned over Sunday's Aquafest parade that was back after a 2-year hiatus, canceled last year because of COVID-19 and the previous year because of inclement weather. A good crowd was on hand to cheer on the parade units.
Polk County,

Stafsholt Budget Motion For Clam Falls Dam Approved

MADISON -- Rob Stafsholt (R - New Richmond) issued the following statement after Joint Committee on Finance approved funding for Clam Falls Dam in Polk County:. Several months ago, I was contacted about the proposed removal of the Clam Falls Dam. We started having meetings and snowballing ideas looking for solutions with the utility company that owns the dam, Polk County, Clam Falls Township, local business owners, local residents, and people who recreate on the Clam Falls Flowage. After some work, we came up with a plan, but it needed some financial support from the State. Representative Magnafici and I got to work by drafting and submitting a budget motion with our plan to save the Clam Falls Dam to the Joint Committee on Finance.
Burnett County,

UPDATE: Missing 12-Year-Old In Burnett County Found Safe

BURNETT COUNTY -- The Burnett County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old boy. The Sheriff's Office says that the missing boy, identified only as "Aaron," was last seen at 10a today, Sunday, June 13, 2021, near the Minerva Landing Rd in Danbury WI. He...

Special Operations Association Riders hold annual ceremony in Barron

Motorcycle riders from several states met in Barron last week for their annual event and ceremony to honor the 132 soldiers missing in action from Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group, or MACV-SOG. The special operations unit conducted unconventional warfare missions behind enemy lines. Special Operations Association Riders...
Cumberland, WIAPG of Wisconsin

Celebration of Arts was back at Cumberland

Cumberland celebrated its 29th annual Celebration of the Arts at Tourist Park on Beaver Dam Lake on Saturday. Back after no celebration last year, it featured vendors, musicians, a Friends of the Library book sale, lunch, pie and baked goods and a student art exhibit. The event is sponsored each...
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Amery Daily

Take advantage of Tuesday sun in Amery

(AMERY, WI) The forecast is calling for sun today in Amery. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.