Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:22
SHELL LAKE - The Washburn County Board unanimously denied a claim of wrongful termination made by former county staff member Kim Frankenberg in the course... Read More

About a dozen replica vessels sailed into the Twin Ports on Thursday afternoon. Marcus White/WPR



Candidates for the 28th District Vincent Zilka and Jeff Peterson appeared on The West Side, along with incumbent state rep. Adam Jarchow (not shown). - Special photo



Eric Gay | Associated Press


St. Croix Falls graduate Megan Kalmoe chats with family and friends at the rowing venue in Rio.


Pirates junior John Chenal strips the ball loose from a Boyceville ball carrier during the scrimmage held on Friday, Aug. 12, in Clear Lake. Chenal is one of several key players on a Pirates team that has the potential to go deep into the playoffs and defend their 2015 conference title.– Photos by Marty Seeger unless otherwise noted


News Headlines

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:59
GREG MARSTEN | Staff Writer
ST. CROIX FALLS – Troubling details have emerged in an alleged domestic assault case that has resulted in four felony charges against 27-year-old... Read More

David Strenke at trial with his defense attorney, Kate Murtaugh. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:57
GREG MARSTEN | Staff Writer
BALSAM LAKE – It took a Polk County jury less than a half hour to return a guilty verdict in the one-day jury trial on Thursday, Aug. 18 against... Read More
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:55
GREG MARSTEN | Staff Writer
Corey Maxey accused of using a propane torch to threaten victim     Greg Marsten | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE - Acting on an anonymous tip, the Polk... Read More
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:25
SHELL LAKE—Robert R. Milton, 51, Shell Lake, appeared in Washburn County Court on Monday, Aug. 22, for sentencing on five counts of possession of... Read More
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:22
POLK COUNTY - A 68-year-old Somerset man was airlifted Tuesday, Aug. 23, after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer on Hwy. 35, just north of... Read More

Kauai Police Department/AP Photo

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 09:12
POLK COUNTY - In the last three years, the number of cases involving methamphetamine have tripled in a pocket of far northwestern Wisconsin. In... Read More
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 14:24
On Friday, July 29, at approximately 10:15 a.m., James Grant, 55, Harvard Ill., was southbound on CTH M in the Town of Long Lake, driving a 2014... Read More
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 14:05
SHELL LAKE - The Shell Lake City Council approved the cost to obtain a $100,000 value certificate from EF Johnson radio trunking software during the... Read More

Jack Garcia

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 13:17
SIREN - The Latin King gang member accused of shooting a man in Siren in a methamphetamine related crime made his initial appearance in the Burnett... Read More

Mary Ann Holter

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:49
E. ROYAL EMERSON | Staff Writer
DANBURY - On the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 1, a woman approached a man as he sat at the round bar inside the Danbury casino, asking if he’d be... Read More
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:47
POLK COUNTY - “It’s no secret that addiction grips much of the population of Wisconsin and many parts of Minnesota but in Polk County it’s the rule,... Read More
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 20:59
GARY KING | Leader editor
HERTEL - The St. Croix Tribal council has been ordered to reinstate 5 members who were dis-enrolled by the council in March of this year. Judge ... Read More
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:08
DANIELLE DANFORD | staff writer SHELL LAKE—Timothy Kern, 56, Spooner, took a plea deal for the charges of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct... Read More
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 14:29
BURNETT COUNTY—A fatal ATV crash occurred on Thursday, August 11 in the Town of Blaine about 11 miles northeast of Danbury on trial 958, according to... Read More


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Phone: 715-468-2314
Fax: 715-468-4900

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Phone: 715-327-4236
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