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UPDATED with photos: Nine arrested in major heroin bust

Early Thursday, Feb. 14, Investigators from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants on four residences— two residences on Park Road off Hwy. 27 South in the town of Hayward, one residence on Poppletown Road and one residence on Bacon Strip, both of which are on the LCO reservatio


On Patrol: Dispatcher's Log

1826: EMS call, Stephanie Ln., Hayward Township. 2022: Theft, Muriel St., Hayward. 2104: EMS call, Washburn County. 2237: EMS call, Hayward Township. 0039: Traffic stop/OAR arrest, Hayward.


Wisconsin governor vetoes Republican tax plan

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed an income tax cut bill in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.


Governor Evers to propose increasing Wisconsin’s minimum wage

Wisconsin (WAOW) — Governor Evers is expected to propose a minimum wage increase in his first state budget. The current minimum wage in Wisconsin is $7.25, and hasn’t increased since 2010.


STORK REPORT: Esme Mamakaajiiwin Potack

Arianna Michelle Crone and Cody Joseph Potack of Hayward announce the birth of their daughter, Esme Mamakaajiiwin Potack. Esme was born at 6:58 p.m. Feb. 11, 2019, at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.


Senior Resource Center to present Fall Prevention seminar

The Administration on Community Living states, “One in four adults aged 65 or older falls each year, often in or near their homes. While many falls are minor, an older adult dies from complications from a fall every 19 minutes. Preventing falls can help older people continue to live independently in


Hayward boys hoops opens playoffs Feb. 26

The sixth-seeded Hayward Hurricanes boys basketball team will open the WIAA Division 3 playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a home game against the 11th-seeded Barron Golden Bears.


ON THE EASEL: Digital Artist Jamey Penney-Ritter

“Whenever I create a new design, I try to find a view or landmark in a community that is unmistakable,” said artist Jamey Penney-Ritter. “Having heard about the Birkie all my life, I wanted to have an iconic scene showcasing that event. The International Bridge is really quite something. It’s an imp


Frankie Mac Puts Wisconsin (Including GB) on Notice, Once Again

The Weather Channel is calling it Winter Storm Quiana, and if it shifts ever so slightly to the east, Green Bay could get smoked. Order your pizzas and order your Chinese food. Buy cases of Pepsi...buy cases of Coke. Do your grocery shopping...right now! And for the love of God, charge all of your d

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IN DEPTH: Wisconsin considers marijuana law changes

In November, two cities and 16 counties in Wisconsin held advisory referendums for legalizing marijuana. Although non-binding, the results show the majority of Wisconsin voters supported legalizing marijuana in some form.


Snowmo trails are in ‘great shape’

With almost two feet of snow falling in the past two weeks, more than 600 miles of snowmobile trails throughout Sawyer County are in great shape and getting groomed at least several times per week, the Sawyer County Snowmobile and ATV Alliance reported this week.


Here Are Wisconsin's Most Prolific Robocallers

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, you can expect even more.


Cane boys upset Old Abes in hockey playoff, 5-3

In what was certainly one of the biggest wins in Hayward High School hockey history, the Hurricane boys team upset the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes 5-3 in the sectional semifinal at Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire Tuesday, Feb. 19.


What is Wisconsin's Wackiest Word?

(WFRV) - What is Wisconsin's wackiest word?. You have the chance to vote thanks to current Communication students at UW-Green Bay as part of their annual Comm Week. Cast your vote here. The winner will be announced at tommorow's Comm Week banquet.


Ice fishing event draws 352 anglers

A 28.5-inch walleye, 32-inch northern, 13.75-inch crappie, 13.5-inch jumbo perch and a 12.5-inch bluegill were the largest fish registered during the 23rd annual Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin (WFNW) family ice fishing event Saturday, Feb. 16, on Lac Courte Oreilles.


Birkie Thursday: Barnebirkie, Junior Birkie return to original course

American Birkebeiner Week activities kick off Thursday, Feb. 21, with a series of fun events in Hayward. The Barnebirkie, the American Birkebeiner’s ski event for children, and the Junior Birkie for 8-to-18-year-old skiers, return to their original course for 2019.


Charged filed in 2017 Wisconsin Rapids gas station robbery

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 32-year-old man they said robbed a Wisconsin Rapids gas station in 2017. Robert Schneider is expected to be formally charged with robbery at his next court appearance on April 8.


Gillespie films ‘Waters & Woods’ episode on Chetek Chain of Lakes

John Gillespie’s “Waters & Woods,” one of the Midwest’s most popular outdoor television shows, made a pit stop in Chetek to film an episode for one of the Midwest’s most popular television shows in late January.


Dairy farmers are in crisis — and it could change Wisconsin forever

Farmers cling to a dream that, for some, has become a nightmare. There was a time when the soft glow of barn lights dotted Wisconsin’s rural landscape like stars in a constellation, connecting families who labored into the night milking cows, feeding calves and finishing chores.


Canes defang Bulldogs, 52-47

The Hayward Hurricanes boys basketball team defeated the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Bulldogs in Chetek 52-47 on Thursday, Feb. 14. The Canes led 26-22 at halftime and outscored the Bulldogs 26-25 in the second half.