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Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin

A man allegedly armed with a gun was airlifted to a hospital after being shot by a western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy. The shooting happened after Burnett County Dispatch was alerted at 1 p.m. about a man threatening to use a gun at FishBowl Bar in rural Danbury, which is located just east of the St. Croix River and the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.
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Western Wisconsin deputy shoots man who allegedly pointed gun at officers

DANBURY, Wis. -- Authorities in western Wisconsin say a sheriff's deputy shot a man Saturday after he allegedly pointed a handgun at officers.The Burnett County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. in Danbury, which is roughly 60 miles south of Duluth along the St. Croix River.Officers were called to the Fishbowl Bar on a report of a man threatening to use a gun. When officers arrived, the man was holding a gun, and officers tried to talk to him. The man began walking toward his home and into the woods. At some point, the man pointed the gun at two deputies and a tribal police officer, the sheriff's office said. One of the deputies shot him. A medical helicopter airlifted the man to a hospital. No details were given on his condition. The deputy who fired the gun was placed on leave, which is standard procedure following a police shooting. The shooting is being investigated by the Barron County Sheriff's Office. 

Man Shot by Burnett County Sheriff's Deputy Following Incident in Danbury

"On July 2nd, 2022 at 1:00 PM, Burnett County Dispatch was notified of a man threatening the use of a firearm at the Fishbowl Bar in Danbury (Swiss Township). Upon Deputies arriving on scene, the man was located walking away from the bar. The man was brandishing a handgun as deputies were trying to speak to him. The man walked down 7th Place Road toward his residence, then into the woods. The man swung the handgun pointing it at two Burnett County Deputies and a Tribal Police Officer. One Deputy fired on the man striking him. The man was then secured and first aid was provided for his injuries. North Memorial Ambulance transported the male subject to the North Air Care Helicopter where he was transported to a hospital.

Woman Sentenced For Convictions From Rollover Crash Incident

BURNETT COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced Delores Corbine, of Danbury, WI, for convictions stemming from an October 2021 Burnett County one-vehicle rollover crash. Corbine was charged with two counts of Class I Felony Neglecting a Child; Misdemeanor Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated With Minor Child in the Vehicle; and Misdemeanor Obstructing an Officer following the investigation into the rollover crash.

Pine County SWAT team called in after alleged domestic situation

PINE COUNTY, MN-- Officers arrested a man after a tip from Florida that a woman was being threatened in Pine County. According to the report, a woman in Florida called the Pine County Sheriff’s Department stating she knew of a possible domestic situation in the City of Brook Park.

4th of July weekend: Here’s where to catch fireworks

Monday- Cable, Superior, Hayward, Winter, Madeline Island and Bayfield. Monday- Bessemer Blast Thunder on the Mountain fireworks. Moose Lake, MN- The Chamber of Commerce selected Greg and Vicki Gamst! The long-time residents were owners of Gampers Restaurant and Bowling for 40 years. Their connection to the community goes far beyond the dinner table; these days, they enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Congrats to the Gamsts! The Moose Lake Parade is Monday at 10 a.m.

Barnum tops Aurora 6-5 in 10-inning battle

AURORA — Finding themselves up 5-3 through six innings, the Aurora Junior American Legion Baseball team just needed to hold on for three more outs if they wanted to come away with the win over visiting Barnum Thursday night. Post 361, however, had other plans. The visiting squad knotted things up in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out, two-RBI double from Joey Steen to force extra innings. Going...
Kanabec County Times Online

Two airlifted after crash on Hwy. 70

Two individuals received life-threatening injuries after a crash which occurred on a curve on State Highway 70 just west of Elmcrest Avenue in West Rock (west of Rock Creek). The crash happened at about 3:43 p.m., the afternoon of Monday, June 27. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2016...
Kanabec County Times Online

Crime novel by regional author ready for summer reading

“The Flayed Man” by Jay Andersen is a gritty, fast paced procedural crime novel set on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Riverplace Press is releasing the book in time to meet the wishes of readers looking for an exciting summer read. Riverplace is a custom publishing company helping authors craft, print, distribute and sell their books. They have published Lake Country Journal Magazine and hundreds of books on history, crime, philosophy, poetry, how-to, humor, mysteries, art, religion and journals for over 25 years. Riverplace is known for strong author relationships, attention to detail and high-quality design.

Tickets on Sale for Pine City Heritage Players Summer Musical

The Pine City Heritage Players Community Theater has announced that tickets are on sale for this year’s summer musical, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After a somewhat uncertain start to the schedule, video auditions were completed during the first week of June as the group announced their selection of Mamma Mia! as this year’s show.

One-of-a-kind garden highlights Ojibwe culture, sense of beauty

SANDSTONE, Minn. -- This time of year, different plants and flowers are at their peak, and one of the most unique places to see them in bloom is at the Minnesota Goose Garden.The garden in Sandstone boasts a one-of-a-kind design."That cottonwood right there is the highest part of the goose's back,"  Sue Foss said .From ground level you may not have any idea what Foss is talking about."This is the main spine of the goose right here," Foss said. But from a bird's-eye view, you see that her forest is shaped like a goose."I decided I would want a simple...
Kanabec County Times Online

Woman dies in Hwy. 65 crash

Rachel Joy Johnson, age 29, of Willow River died as the result of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 65 Wednesday, June 22. According to the incident report by the Minnesota State Patrol, Johnson was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, headed north on Highway 65. At approximately 1 p.m., near the intersection of Legend Street in Brunswick Township, the Pontiac crossed the center line and collided with a southbound 2015 Ford Transit van.