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NW Wisconsin tribal leaders accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino

TURTLE LAKE, Wis. — Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.


The Ukuladies and Lads to perform at the Hayward Area Memory Cafe

The Ukuladies and Lads will share their joyful sounds at the Hayward Memory Cafe from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the meeting room of the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library in Hayward.


Green Alert issued for 30-year-old Wisconsin woman

A Green Alert has been issued for Aimee Marie McCaughey, who was last seen Monday in Eau Claire. McCaughey, 30, suffers from PTSD/depression, and it is unknown if she is taking her prescribed medication.


Three people, including two children, found dead inside Seymour, Wisconsin home

Three people were found dead in a home on Main St. in Seymour on Friday morning. Police say officers first responded Thursday night at around 11:20 p.m. to the 600 block of North Main St. in Seymour for a report of a domestic disturbance.


Hayward High School Mixed Choir gets Silver rating at competition at Universal

Recently, the Hayward High School Mixed Choir consisting of 47 students traveled to Orlando, Florida, with Choral Director Ben DiSera, where the choir competed and performed on Sound Stage 19 in Universal Studios.


Wisconsin brothers accused of years-long sexual abuse of siblings; father blamed ‘raging hormones’

Three brothers in Milwaukee were charged with the alleged sexual assault of their younger siblings while their father, aware of the abuse, is accused of doing nothing to stop it.


Foxconn's Wisconsin Facility is a Ghost Town Where Workers Are Just 'Moving Dirt Around'

The people of Wisconsin are at their wit’s end, trying to figure out what to do about a Foxconn facility that has so far failed to create thousands of jobs. And the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, signaled this week that the deal signed by his predecessor, which provided $4 billion worth of subsidi


Hayward students earn gold at FCCLA State

Hayward High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members Lisa Snyder, a senior, Megan Peterson, freshman, and Olivia Neas, freshman, earned gold at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in Wisconsin Dells on Tuesday, April 9.


Violent attack caught on camera at Wisconsin high school

BERLIN, Wis. -- (WMTV) Disturbing video is making the rounds on social media showing a high school student in Green Lake County violently beating another student. Authorities are now investigating the attack that took place at Berlin High School.


R3 Racing wins BMW award

R3 Racing of Hayward last month was presented with the Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) of North America “Brighter Image” award for 2018 in recognition of the motorcycle racing team’s contributions to the sport in the United States.


Wisconsin woman found with over 300 grams of methamphetamine, sentenced five years in prison

A Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to five years in prison and seven years of extended supervision after being found with over 300 grams of crystal methamphetamine in August of 2017, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


3 Woodstock home invasion suspects arrested in Wisconsin

Police have arrested three additional suspects wanted in connection with a Woodstock home invasion and battery earlier this month. Woodstock police responded about 3:25 a.m. April 7 to the 1900 block of Sheila Street after a report of a home invasion. When officers arrived, however, the suspects alr


Truckers are learning to spot signs of human trafficking in Wisconsin

(WKOW) — Human trafficking has impacted all 72 counties across Wisconsin and although law enforcement is cracking down on it, there’s another group of people who see it happening almost everyday and have the chance to do something about.


As flu season ends, another viral infection could come to Wisconsin

As reports show fewer cases of one viral infection in our area, there’s another that could soon impact southeast Wisconsin. On Friday morning, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin officially lifted its flu season restrictions on young visitors. It's a clear sign flu season is ending, but Dr. Lyn Ranta s


Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


GUEST COMMENT: Workshop shows opioid, meth use only increasing

Recently the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) created the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) to assist rural communities with getting additional federal funding available through federal agencies and to find better ways to assist rural America in the fight against opioids and


Council raises quota to 1,100 for 2019 deer season

Encouraged by a projected growth in herd numbers and a moderate 2018-‘19 winter severity index (WSI), members of the Sawyer County Deer Advisory Council (SCDAC) on Monday, April 15, increased their March preliminary recommendation of 850 antlerless deer to a final recommendation of 1,100 for the 201


Wild and Scenic Film Fest Saturday at The Park

The Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust will present a celebration of water and the environment at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with the screening of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Park Center in Hayward.


STORK REPORT: Daton Charles Gerdes

Caroline and Andrew Gerdes of Hayward announce the birth of their son, Daton Charles Gerdes. Daton was born at 3:16 p.m. April 6, 2019, at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19.5 inches long.


Deputy rescues man who fell through ice

A disaster was averted on Sunday evening, April 14, 2019, when an off-duty Washburn County Sheriff’s deputy went onto the ice of Long Lake to rescue a man who had fallen through the ice.