Amanda Eggert appeared before a judge on Thursday, July 14, with her attorney, Chris Petros, where she pleaded guilty to lesser charges to avoid a trial. - Photo by Greg Marste

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:08
ST. CROIX FALLS – The last of two settlements has been reached to avoid a trial in the case of the couple accused of being so intoxicated they had a 9-... Read More

News Headlines

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:49
Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - The Spooner Area School District is now in search of a superintendent and two school board members in light... Read More
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:43
Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Brett T. Nelson, 48, Shell Lake, was sentenced in Washburn County Court on Wednesday, July 13, after... Read More

Sheriff Ron Wilhelm covers his badge with a black stripe, mourning the loss of police officers. - Photos by E. Royal Emerson

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:07
SIREN - Sheriff Ron Wilhelm has placed a black strip of cloth across the five-pointed star that is his badge. It is a mournful tribute to the... Read More

About a third of the 18,000 police departments in the United States are using body cams. - Photo by Utility_Inc Public Domain

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:04
BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - While sheriffs of both Burnett and Polk counties said they like the idea of having their officers add body cameras to their... Read More

Floodwaters overtake Hwy. 35 north of Danbury at the St. Croix River.  The highway was closed for a period of time after the storm on the evening of July 11 and again later in the week after flood waters rose a second time due to peak flows introduced into the St. Croix from the Namekagon River. - Photo by Jason Towne

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:02
A total of $30 million in  estimated damages throughout northern  Wisconsin   Danielle Danford | Staff writer NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - Northern... Read More
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 14:59
GARY KING | Leader editor
SIREN – Siren Police Chief Chris Sybers released the name of a man suspected of shooting another m an in the leg on Sunday evening, July 17, in the... Read More
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 09:12
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Justice is excited to announce the Wisconsin Native American Drug and Gang Initiative (NADGI) Task Force has... Read More
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 07:39
GREG MARSTEN | Staff writer
BALSAM LAKE – After a lengthy vetting process, Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson officially introduced the department's new second in command, Chief... Read More

Tony Ammann

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 07:28
WEBSTER - Tony Ammann is the grandson of former longtime St. Croix Chippewa chief and traditional “midewiwin” spiritual leader Archie Mosay. His... Read More
map Burnett Co. road closures
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 07:58
Siren, WI—Burnett County sustained torrential rains in the area on Monday, July 11th through the early morning hours of July 12th.    Reports of over... Read More


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