Jaw-Dropping Wisconsin Mansion Listed for $4 Million (PHOTOS)
When browsing Zillow, as I am prone to do, a magnificent mansion in Balsam Lake, WI caught my eye. It's one of the most expensive homes in the state of Wisconsin currently listed at $4.2 million, and the amenities, rooms, and beauty of this home are absolutely incredible. Balsam Lake...
Burnett Crime Spree Unraveled: Trio Linked To String Of Break-Ins, Thefts And Property Crimes
BURNETT COUNTY (DrydenWire) - An investigation by the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office into a series of break-ins, burglaries, and thefts that occurred in 2023 revealed that three individuals, James J. Pijanowski, Jr., Christine M. Stoll, and Milo C. Merrill, Jr., were allegedly responsible for the criminal activity. Numerous criminal complaints have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against the three individuals.
Polk County Seeks To Update Farmland Preservation Plan
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County is currently in the process of updating its Farmland Preservation Plan. Using objective data, the Farmland Preservation Plan identifies suitable agricultural areas of the county for protection against unplanned development. Eligible property owners within the identified areas can voluntarily participate in the plan, where they receive income tax credits on the acreage enrolled, in exchange for keeping their property in farming and adhering to farming practice requirements.
Rush City School Board listens to both sides in contract tiff
The Rush City School Board heard from staff and community members regarding contract negotiations with its teachers as part of its Feb. 15 meeting. The room was packed with staff and community members, and three teachers spoke during the Citizens Comments portion of the meeting. Fourth grade teacher Brekka Giller spoke first, noting that teachers understood the school’s budget situation, but that the school needed to make retaining and getting...
Rush City examines failed compliance checks
Rush City City Council reviewed the two local businesses that failed their alcohol and tobacco compliance checks as part of its Feb. 12 meeting. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Department inspected every Rush City business with an alcohol or tobacco license on Dec. 26, 2023. The VFW failed its compliance check for alcohol. Manager Aimee Perrault-Smith was unable to attend the hearing but dropped off a letter saying the employee was...
Contractor Facing New Felony Theft Charges In Burnett County
BURNETT COUNTY (DrydenWire) -- New criminal charges for Theft have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against Micah Flodin, formerly of Webster, WI, who in 2023 was placed on a Deferred Agreement in Burnett County for Charges of Theft by a Contractor that were filed against him in 2022 following a law enforcement investigation.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Cumberland as of 2024-02-24. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.282 , according to AAA.
Burglary At Tim’s Black And Orange Bar And Bowling Leads To Arrest Of Two Individuals
WEBSTER, WI — In the early hours of February 19, 2024, Burnett County Dispatch received a distressing call reporting a burglary at Tim’s Black and Orange Bar and Bowling located in the Village of Webster. Law enforcement promptly responded to the scene and discovered signs of forced entry...
Red Letter Grant Hires New Program Director As Program Expands
Eau Claire, WI – Our team is growing! This week we’re announcing the new hire for our expanded service region - Debbie Elmer! Debbie will be taking the reins as we grow to serve Barron, Burnett, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties. Support from WBD, Inc. has made this hire and expansion possible.
Cody Packer earns rank of Eagle Scout
SPOONER — On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, Boy Scout Cody Packer, the son of Terry and Cassandra Packer of Spooner, earned a rare honor in the ranks of scouting. A member of Troop 148, Cody became the newest member of Eagle Scout class of 2023. Fewer than seven in 100 Scouts ever achieve the Eagle Scout rank. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. There are 21 Merit Badges needed to make Eagle Scout — Cody has 40. He also earned three Palms...
Tiny Cabin Surrounded by Woods and Prairie | Heated Floors, Outdoor Shower, Working Farm | Shafer, MN
This property has served as a working farm for the past 85 years! With different flowers, wildlife, trees, and more…this is a stay that would be beyond peaceful and secluded. This Cabin, called the Roost, features a comfy bed, dining space, living area, kitchen, and half bath. Along with a spacious deck and a seasonal outdoor shower. Also on the property, you can find a pond, tennis courts, a baseball field, swings, climbing bars, hiking trails, and river access; and of course, vast farmland.
Winterfest! Spooner High School breaks up winter days with celebration
Winterfest 2024 was celebrated at Spooner High School last week with dress-up days, games, a Pep Rally and the crowning of Winterfest Royalty. Think of it as Homecoming for the chilly months. Here is the 2024 Spooner High School Winterfest Court.
Pier bubbler ruins public lake access
DRIVING south toward the Three Lakes Chain on a lunch hour, I decided to take a peek at the Long Lake boat landing to see how many anglers were chasing panfish on a beautiful 34-degree day in February. On the final approach, on a short stretch of town road that...
JV girls win in double OT
The Spooner Rails girls junior varsity team treated spectators to an exciting finish and a hometown win on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the final game of the regular season. The JV girls hosted Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, taking the Bulldogs into not one but two overtimes. The young Rails girls showed heart and talent as they won the double overtime game 44-41, offering promise for the future.
These Amery, WI based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around amery.
Northwood winds down season, Regional next
MINONG– The Northwood Evergreens boys fell 68-41 to the Turtle Lake Lakers at Turtle Lake on Friday, Feb. 16. The Northwood girls were also beaten during the Lakeland West Conference doubleheader, falling 56-46. For the boys at Turtle Lake, Jared Schultz led the team with 27 points and 9 rebounds. He had 1 assist and 1 steal. Schultz is the West Lakeland Conference leader in points per game average, with 25.9. ...
Bald eagle release set for Saturday at Spooner
Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital of Spooner will release this 2-year-old bald eagle on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Spooner Elementary School. This event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. This eagle had a wing fracture that healed in the care of Winged Freedom. He is ready to go. There will be sweatshirts and stuffies for sale. Freewill donations welcome but not required.
Laker girls start D4 Regional this week
WEBSTER — The Shell Lake Lakers girls basketball team traveled to Webster for the final regular season game of the year on Feb. 13 but couldn’t pull out a victory as they fell 63-47 to the Tigers. The Tigers jumped out to a 35-28 lead in the first half of the game. In the second half, Webster outscored Shell Lake 28-19 to make the final 63-47. The loss gave the...
Sports on deck in Isanti & Chisago counties
BRAHAM Bombers girls basketball Feb. 22, 5:45 p.m. vs. Barnum at Barnum High School Bombers boys basketball Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m. vs. Hinckley-Finlayson at Hinckley-Finlayson High School ...
Shell Lake council approves rate increases
SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake City Council approved water, sewer and garbage rate increases at their meeting Monday, Feb. 12. The rates will all increase by 8% beginning on April 3. City Administrator Andy Eiche explained that the Public Service Commission chooses the rates, so they are 8% across the board. In other action Feb. 12, the council: Heard public comment from those opposed to a variance on a vacant lot to make sure it was denied.Approved a supplemental letter of agreement with SEH for the Doboy Lift Station project.Granted temporary Class B retailers licenses to the Shell Lake Arts Center for a Claudia Schmidt concert Feb. 17, a Randy Sabien concert March 16, a Sherlonda Sharpe concert April 20 and Brunch with Ave Generosa on May 18.Appointed two hearing officers to serve for the city as needed under the Employee Grievance Policy.