Northwestern Wisconsin

Five Arrested In Turtle Lake For Drug Possession

Five people, including three Chetek residents and one New Auburn resident, were arrested at a Turtle Lake hotel after police received a tip that possible drug activity was occurring in their hotel room.  Charged in Barron County Circuit Court on Monday, December third, were Wendy Raasch, age 49 of Chetek; Anthony Schaffner, age 29 of…

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Two Injured In Hwy. 35 Crash In Pierce Co.

The Pierce County Sheriff has released information on a one vehicle crash that took place on Saturday December first at approximately 2:36pm.  The crash occurred on Highway 35 just south of 370th Avenue in Diamond Bluff Township.  A 2003 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Ryan Mcguire, age 39 from Wyoming Minnesota, was southbound on Highway 35…

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Grants To 4 Hospita-Education Partnerships Announced

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced yesterday the recipients of new grants totaling close to $300,000 over two years to assist rural hospitals in filling “high need, high demand” positions – those where the demand for specific professionals exceeds the supply of available workers.  The grants support education and training for an array of…

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Sausage Saboteur Sent To Prison

A man convicted of sabotaging Johnsonville sausage was sentenced Thursday to 4-1/2 years in federal prison.  Jonathan Lane, age 27 of Kiel, pleaded guilty to tampering with Johnsonville sausage while he worked on the food line at the plant in Sheboygan County. Surveillance video showed him planting cigarette paper and a wire connector.  Lane tried…

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Pierce Co. Crash Sends A Driver To Hospital

The Pierce County Sheriff’s office released information on a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday November 27th, at approximately 5pm.  Deputies responded to the area of N3941 Highway 35 in Diamond Bluff Township for a two vehicle accident with injury.  Scene investigation determined a 2003 Peterbilt semi, operated by John Bach, age 72 of Bay…

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Man Identified Who Died In Corn Bin South Of Turtle Lake

The man who died after being trapped in a corn bin near Turtle Lake on Wednesday, November 21st, has finally been identified by the Barron County Sheriff’s office as Richard Fick, age 63 of rural Turtle Lake.  Emergency responders worked over an hour to rescue Fick and then he was flown to a regional trauma…

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Driver Arrested South Of Almena For Marijuana Possession

A Rice Lake man was arrested after leading deputies on a chase over the weekend.  The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said it happened Saturday around 3:15am.  Deputies tried to stop a vehicle on Highway P, south of Almena, for suspicion of driving while impaired. After several attempts, deputies took 35-year-old Abraham Mott into custody.  Deputies…

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22-Year-Old Dies In Weekend Crash In Eau Claire Co.

A single vehicle crash in Eau Claire County on Saturday morning killed a 22-year-old man from Wilson Township.  Just after 5:15am on Saturday, the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rollover crash on County Road G in the Township of Wilson.  Deputies found the male driver pinned underneath the vehicle in the ditch…

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Menomonie Woman Arrested For DWI With Minor In Vehicle

A Menomonie woman was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, with a child in the vehicle under the age of 16. Kristy Ann Decker, age 37, was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol after a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 29 in Menomonie.  After the vehicle was stopped, the Trooper noticed…

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Driver Injured In One-Vehicle Crash In Pierce Co.

On Tuesday, November 20th, at approximately 9:17am, deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of County Road J near Highway 65 in the Township of Trimbelle for a single vehicle accident with injury.  Scene investigation determined that Andrew Phillip Selvig, age 28 from Beldenville, Wisconsin, was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Impala…

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