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Fire destroys Chevy Tahoe at Chetek Kwik Trip
By Carl CooleyA 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe caught fire at the Kwik Trip gas station in Chetek around 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.While the vehicle was a complete loss, no one was injured and there was no damage to any other structures, save for a slightlyscorched patch on the asphalt and a heat-dama
Chetek man ordered to three years’ probation for fourth OWI
For a fourth conviction of drunken driving, a 37-year-old Chetek man has been sentenced to three years of probation, along with three years’ suspended license and ignition interlock.Christopher M. Karpowicz was arrested Dec. 20, 2017, after he allegedly ran into signs along CTH D at a speed of about
Man arrested after eating Kwik Trip food without paying
An Eau Claire County man remains in jail pending a Sept. 25, 2018, court appearance after his arrest in downtown Barron on the night of Sept. 12, county Circuit Court documents said.A complaint filed Sept. 13 identifies the defendant as 28-year-old Charleston Keola Harold Baker, 535 Blue Karner Driv
Man behind wheel of hearse charged with drunk driving
Formal charges were pending at press time Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, for a 52-year-old man who was arrested on an alleged charge of operating a hearse while intoxicated at about 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 15, near Chetek, according to Barron County Jail and dispatch records.Reports said the arrest came aft
New charge added for Chetek man apprehended by police K-9
Charles G. Enersen, 50, had misdemeanors resisting or obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct dismissed by the prosecutor on Friday, Sept 14. The charges were related to an incident on July 27 where Enersen allegedly challenged officers to come and get him inside a Chetek apartment, following
Chetek Visitor’s Guide contest seeks photo submissions
Photographers are encouraged to submit their best shots of the Chetek Chain of Lakes in the Chetek Chamber of Commerce and Resort Owners’ Association’s annual photo contest.The top photo will be featured on the cover of the Visitor’s Guide, published by the Chamber and ROA. The winning photographer
Green Alert issued for missing Eau Claire veteran
Wagener was riding a bright-green bicycle and had a large backpack with him, according to the alert. Wagener claimed he was going camping with his father, but none of his family or friends have been in contact with Wagener since then.
Only minor injuries in Sunday evening rollover accident
A 68-year-old driver and her 10-year-old passenger suffered only minor injuries after a one-vehicle rollover Sunday evening, Sept. 16, 2018, between Turtle Lake and Comstock, according to Barron County dispatch records.Reports said a dozen emergency units responded to the scene of the crash on U.S.
Couple charged in fatal Wisconsin crash
OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman and man were drunk and fighting in their pickup truck when they caused a fatal crash in northeastern Wisconsin.Twenty-six-year-old Kelly Crispin, of St. Paul, Minnesota, and 31-year-old Eric Soloman, of Plymouth, Wyoming, are both charged in Oconto County
Wisconsin Football plummets in latest AP Top 25 poll
If Wisconsin wins out in the regular season and then emerges victorious in the Big Ten Championship Game, a Playoff berth will most likely come to fruition. As my colleague, Tanner, notes in hispiece from earlier today, every Power 5 team that has finished with one loss or less and a conference cham
UPDATE: One taken to the hospital after shooting in Eau Claire
UPDATE:Eau Claire (WQOW)– According to Eau Claire police, there is an “active investigation” into a shooting that occurred on Eau Claire’s southwest side Sunday night around 8:20.According to Eau Claire police, they responded to a call of shots fired at the Oak Ridge Village Mobile Home Park on Reve
Before Foxconn got access to millions of gallons of Lake Michigan water, Wisconsin quietly gave small village even more
Governors from all eight Great Lakes states had to sign off before Waukesha, Wis., could siphon water out of Lake Michigan.
1 killed in crash on I-94 in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP)- One person has died in a crash on Interstate 94 at 7th Street Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis.According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Saturday.Fox 9 will update the story as more information becomes available.
Police-Sheriff calls: Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Sunday, Sept. 16
Chippewa County law enforcement and emergency agencies responded to the following calls:Tuesday, Sept. 118:54 a.m. Gas leak, Boyd.
UPDATE: Jury selection underway for man accused of killing Rusk Co. deputy
Nitek’s trial will begin Tuesday in Dunn County. St. Croix County judge Scott Needham, who is presiding over the case, ordered the jury to be selected in the county where the incident took place.
Closets become makeshift classrooms in overcrowded Wisconsin high school
Dive Brief:Milton High School in Milton, Wisconsin, now has nearly 1,150 students enrolled — in a building designed to accommodate 900, reportsNews 3 Madison.The overcrowding problem is seen in all schools in the district (which covers nine municipalities), but is particularly acute in the high scho
Physician joins Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar
Jeremy Forster, M.D., recently joined the Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar in Menomonie. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System, Dr. Forster worked as a pediatrician at Marshfield Clinic in Chippewa Falls.Forster completed medical school at the Un
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Sunday, September 16
12:49 a.m. Officer has man in custody for drunken driving at Main and Ann streets.10:43 a.m. Woman is causing disturbance in pharmacy. Officers responding.1:30 p.m. Report that convicted sex offender was seen getting into vehicle with woman and children. 5:32 p.m. Officer emailed Sex Offender Regist
One-stop shop: Customers turn out in droves each week for large market at Barron County farm
Heidi ClausenColorful mums were in full bloom in late-August at the Country Lane Market and Pantry weekly farmers’ market.Heidi ClausenHandmade rugs made for a colorful sales display at the farmers’ market.Heidi ClausenA young family strolled through the farmers’ market at Country Lane Market and Pa
Soccer: Spooner vs. Barron
The Spooner-Shell Lake Rails tangled with the Barron Golden Bears in soccer on Thursday, Sept. 13. Despite a terrific effort from the Rails, Barron won the game 6-0. See more in the September 20 edition of the Spooner Advocate. [Photos by Bill Thornley]