Northwestern Wisconsin

One-vehicle Roll-over North of Turtle Lake Sends One To Hospital

On Wednesday, July eleventh, at 7:58am, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a one vehicle roll-over on Highway 63 just north of Turtle Lake. Upon arrival a 57-yr old male was extricated from the vehicle and flown to North Memorial hospital in Minnesota in critical condition. The name of the individual…

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Helicopter Takes Motorcycle Crash Victim To Hospital

The Pierce County Sheriff’s office has released information on a single motorcycle crash that occurred on Sunday July eighth at approximately 3:56pm. The crash occurred in the area of 385th Street and 380th Street in Maiden Rock Township. Scene investigation determined that a 2008 Yamaha V-star, operated by Michael Marnich, age 55 of Hilltop, Minnesota,…

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Dunn Co. Man Killed In Round Baler

A Dunn County man was killed after he was trapped in farming equipment on Monday afternoon at the 690 block of 513th street in Menomonie Township. Deputies said a 67-year-old man of rural Menomonie was operating a round baler and he got caught in the baler and died. The name of the victim has not…

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Turtle Lake School Board Meets Today

The Board of Education of the School District of Turtle Lake will meet today, Monday, July ninth, at 6pm in the IMC. The agenda includes a closed session to consider employee compensation and evaluation, various reports, and approvals for the coming school year, including a preliminary budget.

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3-year-old Died In Pool In Pierce County

The Pierce County Sheriff’s office has released information on the death of a child that took place late last week. On Thursday July fifth at approximately 6:35pm, a mother found her three year old child unresponsive in an above-ground swimming pool at a residence on 835th Street in the Town of Trenton. The mother, Ashlee…

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Man Shot In Rusk Co. Friday Night

One person was injured after being shot in Rusk County. According to Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Wallace, the shooting happened Friday night around 7 o’clock in the town of Willard. The sheriff said James Wulf of Conrath, shot Daniel DeSantis because DeSantis was aggressive and made physical contact with Wulf when asked to leave the…

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Off-road Motorcycle Crash Sent One to Hospital

The Pierce County Sheriff released information on an off-road motorcycle crash with injuries that occurred on Wednesday July 4th, at approximately 2:18pm at W5774 US Highway Ten in Ellsworth Township. Anthony Pirri, age 45 from Red Wing, Minnesota was operating a Suzuki off-road motorcycle on private property when he lost control and struck a barb…

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Rice Lake Business Fired By OSHA For Serious Safety Violation

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Rice Lake manufacturer American Excelsior $6,740. The fine is the result of a worker safety violation pertaining to a mechanical power-transmission apparatus. According to OSHA, the violation was abated June 15th, and the penalty reduced from $10,365. The violation was classified as serious, which according to…

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Former Dresser Village President Sentenced For Child Abuse

A former Dresser Village president was sentenced to six months in jail on a felony charge of recklessly caused child abuse. Bryan Beseler, who resigned from office in April, when his plea deal was accepted, will also pay restitution and perform 120 hours of community service. Another six months jail time will be imposed if…

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Plea Agreement Reached Between Prosecutor & Pickard Of Clayton

The case against former Clayton Police Chief Grant Pickard will not go to trial, after a last-minute plea deal was reached between the defense and prosecutors. Details of the agreement will not be made public until the July 10 hearing. Pickard, age 39 of Clayton, was slated to go before a Polk County jury on…

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