Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:22
SHELL LAKE - The Washburn County Board unanimously denied a claim of wrongful termination made by former county staff member Kim Frankenberg in the course... Read More

About a dozen replica vessels sailed into the Twin Ports on Thursday afternoon. Marcus White/WPR



Candidates for the 28th District Vincent Zilka and Jeff Peterson appeared on The West Side, along with incumbent state rep. Adam Jarchow (not shown). - Special photo



Eric Gay | Associated Press


News Headlines

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:33
SPOONER—The Spooner Area School District is very pleased to announce John Burnett as the Interim District Administrator the 2016-2017 school year. ... Read More
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:59
GREG MARSTEN | Staff Writer
ST. CROIX FALLS – Troubling details have emerged in an alleged domestic assault case that has resulted in four felony charges against 27-year-old... Read More

David Strenke at trial with his defense attorney, Kate Murtaugh. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:57
GREG MARSTEN | Staff Writer
BALSAM LAKE – It took a Polk County jury less than a half hour to return a guilty verdict in the one-day jury trial on Thursday, Aug. 18 against... Read More
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:55
GREG MARSTEN | Staff Writer
Corey Maxey accused of using a propane torch to threaten victim     Greg Marsten | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE - Acting on an anonymous tip, the Polk... Read More
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:25
SHELL LAKE—Robert R. Milton, 51, Shell Lake, appeared in Washburn County Court on Monday, Aug. 22, for sentencing on five counts of possession of... Read More
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:22
POLK COUNTY - A 68-year-old Somerset man was airlifted Tuesday, Aug. 23, after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer on Hwy. 35, just north of... Read More

Kauai Police Department/AP Photo

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 09:12
POLK COUNTY - In the last three years, the number of cases involving methamphetamine have tripled in a pocket of far northwestern Wisconsin. In... Read More
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 14:24
On Friday, July 29, at approximately 10:15 a.m., James Grant, 55, Harvard Ill., was southbound on CTH M in the Town of Long Lake, driving a 2014... Read More
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 14:05
SHELL LAKE - The Shell Lake City Council approved the cost to obtain a $100,000 value certificate from EF Johnson radio trunking software during the... Read More

Jack Garcia

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 13:17
SIREN - The Latin King gang member accused of shooting a man in Siren in a methamphetamine related crime made his initial appearance in the Burnett... Read More

Mary Ann Holter

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:49
E. ROYAL EMERSON | Staff Writer
DANBURY - On the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 1, a woman approached a man as he sat at the round bar inside the Danbury casino, asking if he’d be... Read More
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:47
POLK COUNTY - “It’s no secret that addiction grips much of the population of Wisconsin and many parts of Minnesota but in Polk County it’s the rule,... Read More
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 20:59
GARY KING | Leader editor
HERTEL - The St. Croix Tribal council has been ordered to reinstate 5 members who were dis-enrolled by the council in March of this year. Judge ... Read More
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:08
DANIELLE DANFORD | staff writer SHELL LAKE—Timothy Kern, 56, Spooner, took a plea deal for the charges of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct... Read More


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Phone: 715-468-2314
Fax: 715-468-4900

Inter-County Leader
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Phone: 715-327-4236
Fax: 715-327-4117


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