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Bomb threats in Ashland, across country appear to be hoaxes
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say bomb threats sent Thursday to dozens of schools, government buildings and other locations across the U.S. appear to be a hoax. Police agencies across the country dismissed the threats, which they said were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending m
Christmas-shopping fun in downtown Ashland Saturday
Downtown merchants are adding to the holiday cheer Saturday with several promotions intended to help folks shop local:. Pictures with Santa at Burger Barn, noon to 2 p.m., sponsored by Xcel Energy. Bring your own phone or camera and take a picture of kids and even adults with jolly ole Santa.
Main Street crash leaves one injured
A Monday-morning three-vehicle crash in Ashland left one driver with minor injuries. The crash happened when a northbound vehicle, stopped at MacArthur Avenue and Main Street, proceeded into the intersection, striking a white, westbound Ford 500 sedan, driven by a woman whose name was not immediatel
Is buying your dog a Stormy Kromer hat too much?
So, I bought a Christmas gift card for Jay Weber from the Stormy Kromer hat company up in my old stompin' grounds of Ironwood, MI. The perfect gift for an outdoorsy middle aged man. One of the things that came up was some of the items available from Stormy's website. How about a Stormy Kromer hat fo
Spartans take down Oredockers in second half
SUPERIOR — The Superior Spartans grabbed their second win of the season over Ashland Thursday, defeating the Oredockers 48-32 in a Lake Superior Conference girls basketball game.
Superfund site poised to be city focal point
The huge white tents, dredges and floating booms that contained contamination from dredging at the Ashland Lake Shore Superfund site all are gone now. Gone too is the pungent petroleum smell from the creosote-like contaminants removed from the location.
Evers, in Ashland, says he will fight legislative power grab
Lame-duck session bills an effort to reverse voters’ will, says Governor-elect. Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Monday he would fight efforts by the Republican-contoled legislature to limit the powers of both the governor and the attorney general.
A defensive Scott Walker insists signing Wisconsin power grab wouldn't just be dirty partisanship
Outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is laying the groundwork to sign the power grab bills denying his Democratic successor, Tony Evers, the same powers he has enjoyed so much. If he sounds a little defensive—as he should—that doesn’t mean that his argument doesn’t boil down to “I feel righteous abo
Washburn Pet of the Week
Hulda is a beautiful long-haired female cat with unusual markings — she is a black-and-white tuxedo with some bonus red patches. Hulda is a little over a year old and loves to be touched. She prefers to be touching her people at all times, except when she is hiding in a stack of neatly folded towels
Long-awaited Cable bistro destroyed by fire
A large building under construction for a restaurant and bar at the southeast corner of Highways 63 and M in Cable was destroyed by fire Thursday night, Dec. 6. No one was inside the building at the time the fire broke out around 8 p.m., and no one was injured during the firefighting effort. Multipl
Wisconsin Men Plead Guilty Charges Linked to Killing of Mountain Lion
Three Wisconsin men pleaded guilty to charges linked to the killing of a mountain lion in January 2017. Robert Peters, 53, and Steven Reindahl, 55, both of Turtle Lake, pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 12 of hindering a federal grand jury investigation by providing false testimony about the 2
Bayfield County man guilty of killing lion
MADISON — A Barnes man who last year shot a mountain lion in Montana without a valid license pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to misdemeanor violations of wildlife statutes.
West-side fender bender snarls traffic
A three-car crash snarled traffic but caused no injuries Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Third Street West and 17th Avenue West in Ashland. Ashland Police Sgt. JoDeanne Janecek said the 12:34 p.m. crash involved a Ford Fusion, a Mercury sedan and a 1981 Ford Econoline conversion van. Janec
Chequamegon crowns three champs at Spooner
Johnny Miller, Jaden Schienebeck and Trey Mollman won titles for the Chequamegon High School wrestling team at the Spooner Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8. "The kids wrestled well and had a lot of fun," Screaming Eagles' coach Chris Schienebeck said. "The Spooner tournament has gotten a little toug
County Aging Unit is ‘Sharing the Love’ this Christmas
The Washburn County Aging Unit is participating in the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the promotion.
Local artist opens pop-up shop
A pop-up shop selling the work of a well-known local artist will be open in Washburn this holiday season. Bemused Design & Photography will be open during select days in December. The store will feature Illustrator Jamey Penney-Ritter’s entire collection of vintage-inspired travel posters that showc
Rural northern Wisconsin logs record-setting solar group buy
BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) - Growing plants year-round is not easy in often-frigid, wind-swept Chequamegon Bay in northern Wisconsin just off Lake Superior. But Bill Bailey and his wife Gayle Chatfield have been able to do just that, using almost entirely renewable energy, for the past five years. In 2013
Area Hoops Roundup -- Monday, Dec. 10
• At Mellen 57, South Shore 41 — The Granite Diggers took it to the Cardinals early and held on for the win in Indianhead Conference action Monday. Mellen (2-0 IC, 2-1 overall) led by 18 at the break, and held off South Shore (0-3, 0-4) in the second half despite being outscored 27-25.
Rural counties facing psychiatrist shortage
A study published earlier this month groups Burnett County with 20 other counties across the state that do not have a full-time psychiatrist. “The dearth of psychiatrists in these areas, along with the high prevalence of mental illness and substance abuse in the state, likely contribute to a gap in
Ashland erupts in second half to take down Washburn
WASHBURN — The Ashland Oredockers erupted in the second half and defeated Washburn 61-22 in a nonconference girls basketball edition of the Bay Battle Friday at the Gasperini Gym.