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Arrest Warrant Issued For Man On Charges Of OWI-Drugs With Child In Car

WASHBURN COUNTY -- An arrest warrant has been issued for Corby Gordon, of Hayward, WI, on criminal charges of Operating While Under the Influence of Controlled Substances with a child in the car that are filed against him in Washburn County Circuit Court. According to the criminal complaint filed against...
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Man sentenced to 10 years after hitting van, killing one

Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Cumberland man accused of killing another driver as he tried to pass a car in a no passing zone is sentenced. Cody Hase was ordered to serve five years in prison and 10 years extended supervision. In June he pleaded guilty to a count of...
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Wisconsin orthopedic practice building joint venture ASC

Altoona, Wis.-based Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and its partner, physician-owned management and development company Surgical Management Professionals, are building a new clinic and ASC, The Chronotype reported Aug. 19. The CedarCrest Surgery Center will be a more than 30,000-square-foot facility in Rice Lake, the report said. All of...

Cumberland ready to roll out 90th Rutabaga Fest

Just a week away, Aug. 25-28, is the 90th Rutabaga Fest put by on the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and a host of sponsors. Highlights of the four-day fest follows: • Thursday, Aug. 25: Food stands open at noon, Stipes Shows on the Midway gets underway at 4 p.m. and Paisan provides live entertainment on the main stage starting at 8:30 p.m. • Friday, Aug. 26: Stipes Shows offers armband...

FREE Invasive Species Workshop - Japanese Knotweed

WASHBURN COUNTY -- Come learn how this highly invasive bamboo-like perennial shrub can take over your yard or shoreline. It can grow over 10 feet tall and its roots grow as deep as 9 feet! Rhizomes (horizontal roots that send up shoots) grow out to 60 feet. In the spring it sends up numerous early shoots along the whole length of the rhizomes. The rhizomes can also push their way up and through foundations, causing destruction and devaluation of property. You surely don’t want this growing on your property! Identification and discussion on control methods will take place.

Northwood Tech Opens Innovative Health Education Center In Shell Lake

SHELL LAKE, Wis. -- Northwood Technical College held a ribbon cutting and open house at the new Health Education Center (HEC) located in Shell Lake, WI on Wednesday, August 17. The building previously housed the Northwood Tech business offices that were stationed at the Shell Lake location and was remodeled to create the HEC. Attendees of the open house toured the innovative facility with demonstrations inside the state-of-the-art labs replicated to simulate a working health environment including hi-fidelity mannequins. Attendees also saw a demonstration of the anatomage table to explain how students will be able to virtually dissect and study the human body while on location.

Washburn County Weekly Jail Bookings Report - Aug. 16, 2022

WASHBURN COUNTY -- has been informed by the Washburn County Sheriff's Office the following people were recently booked at the Washburn County Jail. The records that are available on this website are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Prep football: Rice Lake versus Menomonie postponed midway through; to resume 6 p.m. Friday

RICE LAKE — There were 49 seconds left in the first half of Thursday night's season opening football game between Rice Lake and Menomonie when a flash of lighting sent the game into a delay. An attempt was made to restart but immediately more severe weather ended that and the game was postponed. The two teams will return to action Friday night at 6 p.m. at Pug Lund Field. Rice...

City by City: Wisconsin, Mellen, Hayward

Wisconsin- Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins August 17 and runs through Labor Day. State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state will work together to keep drivers safe. Law enforcement will step up their efforts to crack down on impaired driving. An impaired driving crash injures or kills someone every two hours in Wisconsin, and the campaign aims to educate the public of the risks that come with impaired driving.

Do you know about the Rutabaga Festival in Wisconsin?

Every August, Cumberland welcomes locals and visitors to the annual Rutabaga Festival. But what exactly does the festival entail? And does Wisconsin have a good climate to support the growth of rutabagas?. What You Need To Know. Cumberland is celebrating its 90th year of the festival. A frost is important...

School bus driver pleads no contest to false imprisonment

A Hayward man who was originally charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 13 while he was driving a Hayward school bus in the fall of 2021, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of false imprisonment. During an Aug. 8 appearance before Judge John Yackel in Sawyer County Circuit Court. Michael Gerald Kavanagh, 64, 11308 Sunset Circle, Hayward, entered a three-year court-approved deferred judgment of conviction on the false imprisonment charge. ...

A New Tribal University Emerges in Hayward, Wisconsin

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College is now Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe UniversityPublic Domain. Hayward Wis -- On August 15, 2022, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College, formerly the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, announced a change in name effective today, they will now be known as Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University. The announcement comes on the heels of recent accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission for their new Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Human Services degrees.

Prep football: After Big Rivers title, Rice Lake transitions to Middle Border

The Rice Lake Warriors football team enters a new season with a whole host of new opponents on the schedule playing in the Middle Border Conference. In making that move the Warriors have plenty of experience along the offensive line and front seven of the defense to make an immediate impact. Rice Lake is coming off of a Division 3 state runner-up finish a season ago when they were co-champions of the Big Rivers and rattled off four playoff wins to reach Madison before falling in a close contest to Pewaukee to finish the year 11-3.

Court Sentences 1st of 2 Men Charged In Fatal Burnett Drug Overdose Case

BURNETT COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced Jordan Decorah (pictured left), one of two men charged criminally following a fatal fentanyl overdose in Burnett County in January 2021. Decorah was charged criminally along with Bryan Belisle (pictured right) following the fatal overdose that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old...

Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for homes in Brill, Cumberland

Barron County Habitat for Humanity is seeking a family to fill a three-bedroom, one-bath home in Brill. It has an attached deck off the dining room through a sliding glass door. “If we can get a homeowner soon they can choose the carpet color for the bedrooms,” said Helen Finazzo, president of Barron County Habitat. “It has luxury vinyl plank for the living room, kitchen and dining area. There will be a stove and refrigerator and water heater.” ...

'Together We Fall' to perform at Park Center

Coming this weekend, the band Together We Fall will be back onstage at the Park Center. This group is a local favorite, playing modern rock hits as well as original music. As the closing act for the Park Center’s Christmas Jam this past December, Together We Fall brought the house down with their rowdy renditions of some classic carols as well as crowd favorite “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” They’ve also played at several school events and held summer concerts in downtown Hayward. ...

Sample Americana with Wacky Wisconsin Roadside Attractions

Wisconsin is a family traveler’s dream — beautiful scenery, great food and an endless list of things to see and do. With some of the country’s wackiest roadside attractions, it’s a great place to take a family road trip to discover some of the best Americana around. Check out our handy list for some of the quirkiest stops to make on your next trip.

Hayward Hawks headed to state tournament

The Hayward Hawks are headed to the Wisconsin Baseball Association championship tournament this weekend after winning two games in the WBA regional playoffs at Merrill Aug. 13-14. The Hawks edged the Merrill Rangers 5-4 in 12 innings on Saturday, then got their offense going as they routed the Jim Falls Sturgeons 9-3 on Sunday. In Saturday’s game, Tom Danczyk pitched the first 11 innings and Matt Flesher pitched the 12th...