Northwestern Wisconsin

Turtle Lake School District Annual Meeting Today

The annual meeting of the Turtle Lake School District will take place at 5:30pm today, Monday, October 15th, at the school media center.  This follows the budget hearing.  The agenda includes the 2018-2019 budget, a $5.3-million tax levy, school board member salaries, and other matters.

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Hammond Woman Killed In Collision With Horse

A Hammond woman and a horse were killed Friday morning after the animal was struck in the middle of a Saint Croix County road.  The Saint Croix County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 53-year-old Diane Johnson, the driver of a 2009 Chevy Impala.  Deputies responded at 6:42am on October 12th to the crash on…

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Crash On Hwy. 64 At Hwy. T Sends One To Hospital

A crash occiurred on Wisconsin Highway 64 at the intersection of County Highway T, east of New Richmond on Friday afternoon, October 12th, at 3:08pm. The driver, a 72-year-old man from Saint Paul, was seriously injured and flown to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul.  The Saint Croix County Sheriff said the driver’s 1998 Jeep Cherokee…

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Four Hospitalized In Two Vehicle Crash In Rural Hudson

Three people remain hospitalized in critical condition after a two-car crash early Wednesday in rural Hudson.  Saint Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson said deputies responded at 5am to McCutcheon Road and County Road A for a crash. The driver and two passengers of a 2008 Toyota Prius were extricated from the vehicle and transported by…

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New Richmond Man Charged By Federal Grand Jury

A New Richmond man is facing several charges – including wire fraud, environmental crimes and obstruction of justice.  48-year-old Lloyd Robl is charged with 17 counts.  The grand jury indictment accuses Robl of operating an asbestos abatement business in New Richmond where he devised a scheme to defraud customers from 2011 until 2016.  The indictment…

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Boyceville Student Back In School After Confederate Flag Clothing Matter

A Boyceville High School student is back in school, after being suspended for sporting a Confederate flag sweatshirt.  Last week, sophomore Jonathan Dinsmore wore the sweatshirt for the school’s homecoming celebrations.  He said multiple students wore Confederate flag clothing for a red, white and blue themed day.  Those students were asked to take them off. …

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Woman Arrested In Dunn Co. Crash For OWI With Child In The Car

A Milwaukee woman was arrested after drinking and driving with a 6-year-old child and crashing her car.  The Wisconsin State Patrol said the crash happened late Sunday night near mile post 37 on I-94.  A responding trooper said a car driven by Maly Xiong, age 38 of Milwaukee, hit a barrier in a construction zone. …

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Turtle Lake Woman Sentenced To Prison For Wire Fraud and Tax Crimes

The former director of development at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rice Lake, Deborah Marcellus, was sentenced on October second to 37 months in federal prison for wire fraud and tax crimes.  Marcellus, age 64 of Turtle Lake, was accused of embezzling more than  $800,000 from the church.  She was responsible for paying church vendors…

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50 Years Of St. Croix Nat’l. Scenic Riverway Observed

Today marks 50 years since the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law, creating the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway.  The act was passed in 1968 with the intention to preserve rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.  Minnesota Governor…

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Osceola Town Board Still Supports Non-Motorized Stower Seven lakes State Trail

The Osceola Town Board reaffirmed its position last week that the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail remain off-limits to motors.  Board members voted to send a letter to Polk County’s Board of Supervisors and the Environmental Services Committee.  Written by plan commissioner Amy Middleton, the letter informs elected and appointed officials that the town’s position…

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