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7-year-old brings Valentine’s cheer

Forget the candy, a thoughtful 7-year-old was the sweetest thing in town on Valentine’s Day. Justin Swank was like Cupid shooting arrows of kindness Feb. 14, when he brightened up the daily routine for residents at Willow Ridge in Amery.


High risks, high rewards: Interest in industrial hemp surges as Wisconsin enters second year of legal production

This kind of cannabis won't give you a high, but the buzz around growing industrial hemp was palpable at the 2019 MOSES organic farming conference in La Crosse this week. "There's so much money to be made," said Shelbi Jentz, 28, of Beaver Dam, Wis.


Wyoming council welcomes new staff, discusses well

At the Feb. 5 meeting of the Wyoming City Council, two new staff members were sworn in. The first was Deputy Clerk Frances “Fran” Duncanson. Duncanson has a long history of serving communities in the area. She has worked for Turtle Lake, Clayton and Amery, Wisconsin, and now her most recent stop is


Wicked winter storm to hit Wisconsin this weekend. See what's in store

If the kitchen sink was a weather thing, it most likely would be thrown at Wisconsin this weekend. Ice, snow, freezing rain, sleet and just plain rain are forecast for southern Wisconsin starting early Saturday morning, with consequential flooding possible from all the precipitation.


Wisconsin Republicans propose $3.75 million for homelessness initiatives

Republicans in the state Assembly are proposing $3.75 million in new funding to prevent and reduce homelessness in Wisconsin. Lawmakers introduced the proposals Thursday, shortly after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced that he will lead the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness, replacing


Osceola police help with two rescues

In recent weeks, Osceola police officers twice came to the aid of residents in need of medical help. Patrolling the streets Jan. 13, officer Tim Gada noticed a parked car near a home, left running with the rear driver’s side door open. He didn’t see anyone in the car, so approached the house. Inside


Food and Faith retreat planned

A Food and Faith retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at First Lutheran Church in Amery. The day will be a mix of conversation, cooking, teaching and eating led by facilitators Mike Schut, Farm Table’s senior program director, and Kari Olsen, a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran


Winter weather advisory for all of SE Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 23. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limi


Cold case detectives charge Florida man with murder in wife’s 1979 disappearance in Wisconsin

A mother of two who disappeared 40 years ago was murdered by her husband, Wisconsin cold case detectives said this week. Muskego Police charged John Bayerl, 78, of Fort Meyers, Fla., with first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl on May 6, 1979. Her body has not been found. Bay


In Case You Missed It: Medicaid Expansion, DOT Projects, and Wisconsin’s Tax Ranking

Despite the week seemingly speeding past us, the government has been occupying their time with big projects, and with big projects come big price tags for taxpayers. A new $100+ million highway construction project is being considered for the State of Wisconsin. New reports detailing the ranking of


Wisconsin farmer creates ‘Moo Muffs’ — fashion and function for calves 🐮

LONE ROCK, Wis. — A cold-weather product created in Wisconsin is getting national attention. Holly Poad and her aunt are the creators of “Moo Muffs.” They came up with the idea for them after losing their barn in a fire. They include water-repellent material and fully adjustable straps.


Guy in Wisconsin Drove Off From Kwik Trip Without Paying For Gas 23 Times

This guy claimed he had a "layaway agreement" Kwik Trip, but that's definitely not the case. In Manitowoc, Wisconsin a man was arrested for repeatedly driving off without paying for gas. According to WLUK news, Karl Kinyon had driven off from the same chain of gas stores 23 times, but he said he eve


Wild weather weekend ahead for southern Wisconsin

After a pleasant day across southern Wisconsin on Friday, the weather this weekend will take a messy turn as a powerful low pressure system sets Wisconsin in its sights. Freezing rain, possibly mixed with light snow and sleet, is expected to spread into the area late Friday night. Light freezing rai


Case of missing ice shack solved

An ice shack that had been missing from Polk County was found in the driveway of an Almena man on Feb. 9. Court documents allege Lucas L. Paulson, 32, was in possession of the ice shack and state he was charged with one misdemeanor count of receiving or concealing stolen property.


Northeast Wisconsin natives up for Oscars this Sunday

(WBAY) - Northeast Wisconsin natives are up for the most prestigious award in entertainment--the Oscar. Appleton native Willem Dafoe is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Vincent van Gogh in "At Eternity's Gate."


Six local lawmakers to attend Dunn County board meeting Monday

Six western Wisconsin lawmakers are expected to attend a Dunn County board meeting Monday. Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset), Sen. Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire), Rep. Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond), Rep. Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Barron) and Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) have ver


Recent Clear Lake burglaries prompt Crime Alert

Two recent garage burglaries have the Clear Lake Police Department asking for the public’s assistance. The department is investigating the burglaries that took place Feb. 18 and 19.


2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) - This weekend is the 2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo at Shopko Hall in Green Bay. Outfitters from Canada, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico will be showing off their gear and if you're looking to book a trip, international outfitters f


Wisconsin roundup: Speaker Vos says decriminalization blunts likelihood of larger pot proposal; more state news stories

-- Accused Closs kidnapper allegedly pens provocative letter. The website RadarOnline.com is reporting the Wisconsin man who kidnapped teenager Jayme Closs wrote a letter from his jail cell which had hearts around the girl's name.


No Charges After Stillwater Police Shoot, Kill 22-Year-Old

STILLWATER, MN — There will be no charges filed after a 22-year-old was shot and killed by police while suffering a mental health crisis in Stillwater late in November. The Washington County Attorney's Office (WCAO) declined to issue charges following the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's