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Massive storm system delivering powerful blow to much of country. See what Wisconsin will experience this weekend

A massive storm system is delivering a powerful blow to much of the country this weekend, with south-central Wisconsin seeing freezing rain, rain, sleet, snow and high winds, while some areas to the north and west will see heavy snow and blizzard conditions, according to forecasters.


Shell Lake celebrates Washburn Co. heroes

SHELL LAKE– Shell Lake High School celebrated the third annual “Hoops For Heroes” during a Lakeland Central Conference boys and girls doubleheader basketball night on Wednesday, Feb. 13, a day later than scheduled when a nasty winter snowstorm roared through the area on Tuesday and forced the night


NOTICE: Blizzard Warning posted for part of west central Wisconsin; heavy snow Saturday night, strong winds Sunday

1 to 2 inches of snow fell on west central Wisconsin late Friday night through early Saturday morning. A second, much larger round of snow is expected Saturday evening through a large part of Sunday. In addition to several inches of snow, travel conditions will be dangerous in a large part of the ar


Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is siding with groups seeking repeal of laws weakening his powers that were passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature during a December lame-duck session. Evers notified a Dane County judge Friday that he would not defend the laws and instead woul


Schools close ahead of another winter storm

Spooner, Shell Lake, and Birchwood schools are among the schools throughout the region that closed preemptively on Wednesday, Feb. 20, ahead of a storm expected to bring up to several inches of snow to the area.


Wisconsin man pleads not guilty in case of abused teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.


Youths invited to serve on Washburn County Board

SHELL LAKE– The Washburn County Board of Supervisors invites youths in grades 9-11 who are residents and/or students of Washburn County to apply to serve as youth representatives on the county board.


Northeast Wisconsin natives up for Oscars this Sunday

(WBAY) - Northeast Wisconsin natives are up for the most prestigious award in entertainment--the Oscar. Appleton native Willem Dafoe is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Vincent van Gogh in "At Eternity's Gate."


STATE OF WI CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT CTY IN THE MATTER OF the Name change Of Donna Marie Saenger Hearing Case No. 19CV22

A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above. This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Burnett County, State of Wisconsin before Hon. Melissia R. Mogen at the Burnett County Government Center.


Burglar pleads guilty to number of charges

BURNETT COUNTY–– Earl J. Baker, 32, Osseo, pleaded guilty to a number of misdemeanor and felony counts in multiple cases at the Burnett County Courthouse last week. The charges went back to May 2017.


Local group makes trip to the Holy Land

Fr. Bala Showry of St. Francis de Sales Church in Spooner led 38 pilgrims to the Holy Land January 17-26. Fr. Bala was accompanied by Sister Dominica, Fr. Joseph from Bouldar Junction, Sister Marianne from Sheldon, Sister Benita from Chicago, and 34 others from Spooner, Shell Lake, Sarona, and surro


Wisconsin woman accused of attacking husband with SUV

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) — An Oconto Falls woman is accused of running down her husband with a sport utility vehicle on Christmas Eve. Authorities allege 36-year-old Sarah Colson and her husband argued while driving home from a family gathering and he got out of the vehicle to walk home. She allegedl

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Wisconsin farmer creates ‘Moo Muffs’ — fashion and function for calves 🐮

LONE ROCK, Wis. — A cold-weather product created in Wisconsin is getting national attention. Holly Poad and her aunt are the creators of “Moo Muffs.” They came up with the idea for them after losing their barn in a fire. They include water-repellent material and fully adjustable straps.


2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) - This weekend is the 2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo at Shopko Hall in Green Bay. Outfitters from Canada, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico will be showing off their gear and if you're looking to book a trip, international outfitters f


'Hoops for Heroes' held; Lakers play

Shell Lake High School celebrated the third annual "Hoops for Heroes" during a Lakeland Central Conference boys and girls doubleheader with Frederic on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Longtime Shell Lake radio broadcaster Randy McKibben announced the event prior to the start of the girls game (following the boy


New details on citations filed against Bloomer Police Chief

BURNETT COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)-- We have new details regarding DNR citations filed against Bloomer Police Chief, Jared Zwiefelhofer. The DNR report says on November 10, a hunter told wardens he heard several gun shots and saw a buck limp by. About 20 minutes later he says a man, later identified as Zwi


Dreams on a budget: Selling prom dresses

SPOONER– Three daughters. Full closets. No easy way to sell their worn-once prom dresses. That was the dilemma Shannon Anderson of Shell Lake and fellow parents of daughters faced. The lightbulb-solution was the creation of the Glam Prom Boutique, a sale of taffeta and sparkles for glittering dreams


Three feet of new snow save 2019 Birkebeiner

HAYWARD, Wis. — What a difference three weeks makes. For the American Birkebeiner Nordic ski race, it’s the difference between cancellation and euphoria. “It’s almost like Christmas morning,” Benn Popp, the Birkie’s executive director said. “Three weeks ago, we were worried about snow. Then February


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