Northwestern Wisconsin

Body Of Missing 11-Year-Old Found In Wis. River

Authorities found the body of an 11-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a week in the Wisconsin River in the Wisconsin Dells.  Adams County Sheriff Brent York said the body of Jamison Miller was found Monday morning near the Kilbourn Dam.  The rural Grand Marsh boy had been missing since he went underwater…

Read More

Maternity Home Opens In Duluth MN

The new “Star of the North” maternity home in Duluth, Minnesota held a ribbon-cutting opening ceremony yesterday.  Its program director said their goal is to provide shelter, education, and support to women who are homeless and pregnant, or have young children.  The facility has four bedrooms for mothers in need, who are invited to stay…

Read More

Twin Cities Nurses Union Reaches Agreement With 3 Hospitals

An agreement has been reached in the battle over contracts between Minneapolis-Saint Paul area hospitals and thousands of nurses. Late Tuesday night, the Minnesota Nurses Association announced it reached a tentative deal with Fairview, Methodist and HealthEast hospitals.  The new contract covers the next three years and includes pay raises.  It also allows nurses at…

Read More

St. Croix Co. Jury Deadlocked In Fleischauer Murder Trial

After more than eleven hours of deliberation, a St. Croix County jury has yet to reach a decision in a murder case.  Kayle Fleischauer, age 43, is accused of shooting and killing his 19-year-old son, Chase Fleischauer, in April of 2018.  He is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of…

Read More

Turtle Lake School Board Meets Today

Kent Kindschy, District Administrator for the Turtle Lake School Board, has announced that Board will hold its regular meeting today, Monday, June tenth, at 6pm in the IMC.  A closed session will consider the employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation of a public employee.   Business will include the purchase of a skid steer and Upward…

Read More

Pastor Arrested For Child Pornography In Spooner

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force announced on Wednesday that Jeffrey A. Vesta, a Lutheran pastor and former teacher in Wisconsin and Oregon, was arrested at his residence in Spooner, Wisconsin on June fourth, 2019 for suspected possession of child pornography.  Vesta is listed online as the pastor at New…

Read More

Gov. Evers To Visit St. Croix Co. Health Center Today

Governor Tony Evers will tour the Saint Croix County Health Services Center in New Richmond later this morning.  His office announced that  Governor Evers will discuss the State’s investments in making healthcare more affordable and accessible in Saint Croix County and across Wisconsin.

Read More

Man Rescued After Jumping From Chippewa River Bridge

A man jumped into the Chippewa River early today.  The Eau Claire Fire Department was dispatched for a water rescue of a male individual who had jumped off the Clairemont Avenue Foot Bridge and was floating in the river.  Eau Claire Police Department Officers were able to locate and safely rescue the individual by using…

Read More

3 Rescued From Chippewa River After Losing Their Kayaks

Three people were rescued from the Chippewa River on Sunday, after they were separated from their kayaks.  The Eau Claire Fire Department responded to the call near the UW-Eau Claire foot bridge just after 3pm.  Two people from the group made it to shore.  Fire officials said the third person was in the fast moving…

Read More

Two Major Court Cases In Session Today

Jake Patterson is scheduled to be sentenced in Barron County Court this afternoon, and Colten Treu will be arraigned in Chippewa County this afternoon.  Patterson pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, James and Denise Closs.  He’s facing two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and one count of kidnapping. The maximum…

Read More