Northwestern Wisconsin

Driver Seriously Injured In One-Vehicle Crash in Barron Co.

A crash on Barron County Highway M left a woman with serious but non-life threatening injuries according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Kelly Sieja was injured in the crash that occurred on Highway M just north of 17-1/4 Avenue at about 11:53am on Sunday, January 21st. Initial investigation indicated the vehicle was traveling north on…

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Man Died From Gunshot In Stillwater

Charles O’Connell, 20 of Stillwater, Minnesota, was shot in a residential neighborhood in Stillwater on Friday. He was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle and died shortly after. Stillwater police were called to Lakeview Hospital about 7pm. Chief John Gannaway of the Stillwater Police Department said a man described as “a person of…

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Child Dies In Fire

On Monday, January 15th, about 3:15pm, a fire was reported in a residence on Margaret Street in the Town of Richmond in Saint Croix County. Though first responders tried to gain access to the residence to rescue a child inside, they were not able to enter the house because of the fire. The child, reportedly…

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Two Dead In Price County Snowmobile Accident

A 33 year old man and a 37 year old man were found dead in Long Lake in the Township of Elk in Price County early Sunday morning. According to the Price County Sheriff’s office, the 33 year old was the driver and other was the passenger. The snowmobile riders were missing for over two…

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Head-On Collision With Deputy Sends Two To Hospital

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a Chippewa County Sheriff deputy Sunday morning. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, one of their officers was involved in a head-on crash south of Cornell. The deputy was traveling northbound on Highway 27, responding to a call north of Cornell. The deputy and a…

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Body Found Hanging From New Richmond Bridge

The body of Kyle Mara, age 26 of Roberts, was found hanging from beneath the railroad bridge over the Willow River in New Richmond on Tuesday morning, according to New Richmond Police Chief Mark Samelstad. No foul play is suspected at this time. Officials from various agencies responded to the railroad bridge near the 300…

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Osceola Music Teacher Resigns After Investigation

The Osceola Police Department last week announced that an investigation into an Osceola school teacher’s conduct had concluded, bringing the teacher’s resignation but no immediate criminal conviction. The investigation started December sixth, after Polk County Social Services notified the Osceola Police Department that students had reported inappropriate behavior by Osceola Intermediate School music teacher Mark…

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Barron Co. Deputies Safely Diffuse Hostage Situation

On Friday, January fifth, at 11pm the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a female in the Anderson Trailer Court, saying that she was barricade in her house and her boyfriend had a gun and was threatening to kill her. Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Rice Lake Police…

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Chetek Fire Burns Business & Two Apartments

It was a long night for Chetek, Cameron and New Auburn firefighters who tirelessly fought a blaze late Sunday that ended up destroying a building housing The Salon and two apartments in Chetek. The residents of both apartments made it out safely, though one was treated for smoke inhalation, said Chetek fire chief Ryan Olson.…

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Man Who Died Near Chetek Identified

Police identified the body of a man discovered this week in the woods outside of Chetek, according a release from the Barron County sheriff’s office. Joseph Moen, age 49 of Chetek, was reported missing on December 27th; police discovered his body on Wednesday, January third, according to the release. The initial cause of death appears…

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