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Park Falls mayoral candidates supply statements

Three candidates for Park Falls mayor have supplied statements at the request of the Price County Review. Mayor Dan Leitl, alderman Michael Bablick, and small-business owner Beth Roberts will face off in a Feb. 19 primary election. The two candidates receiving the most votes in the primary will adva


Fire crews fighting large blaze at Iron Co. ski resort

IRON COUNTY, WI– Crews from several northern Wisconsin fire departments are on scene of a large fire at a ski resort in Iron County. Jesse Baroka, with WUPM Radio, reports the north side of the White Cap Ski Resort located in Iron Belt is on fire.


City admin model moves forward

The Park Falls Common Council voted unanimously Monday night to have the ordinance committee draft changes allowing the creation of a city administrator position. The vote came after much discussion, and a presentation offered by Dr. Stephen Hintz of Public Administration Associates on the organizat


Plane makes emergency landing in Wisconsin, pilot injured

SCOTT, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say the pilot of a small plane was injured after making an emergency landing in northeast Wisconsin. The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the town of Scott. Authorities say the pilot called 911 when his 1959 Piper Cub los


Former Winter priest faces 4th sexual assault charge

WINTER, WI — A former Sawyer County priest is now facing a fourth sexual assault charge. 71-year old Thomas Ericksen is a former priest at St. Peters Catholic church in Winter. He was originally arrested in November, but this latest charge was filed on January 11.


Price Co. community in mourning after 4-year-old that dies in fire

PRICE COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW) — A 4-year-old died in a house fire Saturday afternoon just before two p.m., according to officials. The Price County Sheriff’s Department said it happened in the town of Ogema. They stated that a neighbor noticed the fire and called 911. The 4-year-old child was still insi


Multiple Crews Fighting Fire at Whitecap Mountains Resort

UPSON, Wis. - Multiple fire crews are fighting a fire at the Whitecap Mountains Resort Friday evening, the Iron County Sheriff's Department posted on Facebook. They are asking people to stay away from CTH E and STH 122 as tankers are going back and forth.


Paul Schluter Stepping Down As CEO Of St. Croix Rods

St. Croix Rod Positions For The Future As Paul Schluter Steps Down As CEO. Park Falls, WI (January 14, 2019) – St. Croix Rod CEO Paul Schluter announced a planned transition of leadership to St. Croix Team Members on January 3. Sometime in 2019, Schluter will step aside from his current role with th


Price County fire kills one

TOWN OF OGEMA, WI (WSAU) -- A child has died following a house fire in Price County. WAOW TV reports fire crews were called to the home in the Town of Ogema at around 1:45 Saturday afternoon to find the home fully engulfed in flames.

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Twin Cities man dies after SUV falls through ice on Wisconsin lake

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — A Twin Cities man is dead after the sport-utility vehicle he was driving plunged through the ice on Balsam Lake in northwest Wisconsin on Thursday, Jan 17.


Fire at the Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort in Iron County

UPSON, Wis. – A major fire broke out Friday evening at a ski resort in Iron County. The fire was at the Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort in Upson. According to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department, a major firefighter presence was in the area just after 6 p.m.


Third Person Of Interest In Portage Co. Death Arrested

TOWN OF PLOVER - The third person identified as a person of interest in the investigation into the death of Gary Mayek has been arrested. Portage County Sherrif's Office previously arrested two other suspects, Matthew Zdzieblowski and Amber Weisnicht in connection with Mayek's death.


WWII veteran from Park Falls honored with Flag of Remembrance

A public flag raising was held last November in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center for Arthur A. Pritzl, who served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. The Flag of Remembrance will fly for a week in honor of Pritzl.


Three vie for Park Falls mayor

Park Falls residents will have three mayoral candidates to choose from next month in a Feb. 19 primary election. Mayor Dan Leitl is running for re-election, facing challengers Michael Bablick, a first district alderman, and Beth Roberts, a local business owner.


Area Hoops Roundup --- Thursday, Jan. 17

--- • At Washburn 46, Ironwood 33 — The Castle Guards leveled up the season series with the Red Devils after a big second half swing Thursday in Indianhead Conference action at the Gasperini Gym.


County study offers insights on local high school students

Last fall juniors and seniors who mostly live in Sawyer County were asked to participate in a 10-question survey about their future plans and aspirations, their perspectives of area assets and their inclination to return home after pursuing education and careers outside the county.


28 species, 1,365 individuals counted during Christmas Bird Count

Local bird watchers conducted the Fifield-Park Falls Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Dec. 15, counting all birds seen or heard within a 15-mile diameter of the Fifield Post Office.


Free Fishing Weekend is Jan. 19–20

Winter has officially arrived, and with cold weather comes ice fishing. Ice fishing anglers of all ages are encouraged to take part in Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend this winter, which runs Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19–20. Plan ice fishing outings for community groups, clubs, churches, family and


Game wardens close to arrests in poaching case

Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens will probably write citations next month in an October Bayfield County poaching case in which at least four deer were killed and left to rot in fields near Mason.


Iron County committee recommends deer farm ban

Hurley — The Iron County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to ban deer farms for the time being after the county’s planning and zoning committee recommended imposing a temporary moratorium on importation and raising of cervids in the county Tuesday.