• July 6, 2015

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Ladysmith man brings WWII explosive to Rusk County Law Enforcement Center

The Rusk County Courthouse was evacuated at about 11:15 a.m., Thursday, June 25 after a Ladysmith resident brought a possibly live World War II military explosive to the Law Enforcement Center.

Recent Regional News

Bloomer Students Explore Careers At CVTC Tech Camps

By Mark Gunderman

1:15 pm |

Bloomer Family Enjoys 4-H Military Kids Camps

By Nicole Lanzer

12:58 pm |

Hunt for clues in alleged Social Security fraud

Updated: 9:21 am |

Man pinned in vehicle faces second drunk driving charge

A one-car crash in early May has led to a second drunk driving charge against a man from Birchwood, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

Updated: 9:21 am |

Man painted in black pleads guilty to exposure charge

A man charged with putting black paint on his body to disguise the fact that he was naked pleaded guilty June 24 to a felony charge of exposing his genitals in a public area and to a minor child, Barron County Circuit Curt documents said.

Updated: 9:21 am |

Grenade shuts down courthouse, parts of downtown Ladysmith

A possibly live grenade was delivered to law enforcement at the Rusk County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. The Type 89 Grenade Discharger was found by a city resident and turned over to officials, according to Ladysmith Police Chief Allen Lobermeier.

Updated: 9:21 am |

Motorcycle driver dies of injuries in accident near Bruce

The driver of a motorcycle involved in a single vehicle crash died of his injuries five days later on Tuesday, June 23.

Updated: 8:38 am |

Man who 'tasered' Ladysmith police officer found guilty

A Sheldon man was found guilty on Tuesday, June 23 of injuring an officer with a taser. The Ladysmith officer is on medical leave due to his injuries.

Updated: 8:39 am |

Recent Free News

Sparkle! Laundry Service Opens

By Barry Hoff

Updated: 9:18 am |

Red Cedar Speedway Gears Up for 2015

April 04, 2015 (Menomonie, Wisconsin) Red Cedar Speedway officials are busy gearing up for the 2015 dirt track racing season as opening night, Friday April 17, 2015 quickly approaches.  Red Cedar Speedway in located at the Dunn County Rec Park in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  Racing action happens every Friday night from mid-April until late August, and then resumes for one last weekend at the end of September for the historical Punky Manor Challenge of Champions.

Updated: 11:08 am |

Eagle Valley Speedway Gears Up for 2015

April 04, 2015 (Jim Falls, Wisconsin) Jerry and Janis Weigel and crew at the Eagle Valley Speedway are busy gearing up for the 2015 dirt track racing season as a practice night is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, and opening night on, Sunday, April 19, 2015.  Eagle Valley Speedway in located in Jim Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin.  Racing action happens every Sunday night from mid-April through Labor Day weekend.

Updated: 11:08 am |

Local Tracks Gear Up for 2015

April 04, 2015 (West Central Wisconsin) Local race tracks are busy gearing up for the 2015 dirt track racing season as opening nights quickly approach at various venues. Auto sports, and racing in particular are quite possibly the best kept secrets in all sports. There are over 1400 race tracks in the United States and Wisconsin claims home to nearly 50 of them. There are multiple choices within an easy drive of your home. Racing is considered the nation’s largest spectator sport and is second only to the National Football League in television audience.

10:55 am |

Wisconsin Housing Market in Process of Stabilizing

Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin slipped a bit in 2014, but according to a new report released on January 19 by the Wisconsin Realtors Association, prices also rose. These mixed results, analysts say, are just a part of the housing market stabilizing.

Updated: 8:48 am |

Radio Shack Black Friday Flyers got left out

Our sincerest apologies to the Bloomer Radio Shack store located in Ed's Pharmacy in Bloomer. Long story but we missed getting the Radio Shack flyers in the newspaper. We've delivered stacks of the flyers to area news-stands and have a stack in our office so you can pick one up.

Updated: 5:54 pm |

Following 2014 Election, All Eyes Are On Wisconsin

After four years of protests, recalls and allegations, Scott Walker's 2014 incumbent campaign for governor looked to be in dire straits: polling averages from Real Clear Politics showed that he only had a 2.2 point lead over his opponent, Democratic businesswomen Mary Burke. This made Wisconsin's gubernatorial race not only the closest in the nation, but in the eyes of many Republicans, also the most important. And now that Walker's victory has been determined, the state and its governor are continuing to draw national attention, with many speculating about the influence America's Dairyland could have on the 2016 Presidential race.

Updated: 4:00 pm |

BBB Tips to Reduce Home Heating Costs - and Avoid Furnace Maintenance Scams

Winterizing your home is important and doesn't have to be expensive, according to The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin.

Updated: 4:43 pm |

WISTAX Facts: Property Tax Burden

Wisconsin’s largest tax, the property tax, generated $9.8 billion in collections in 2011 and claimed 4.5% of personal income, making it 11th highest among the states. In comparison, the tax averaged 3.6% of personal income nationally. The state’s second largest tax, the individual income tax, was also 11th highest nationally, totaling $6.4 billion or 2.9% of personal income, compared with 2.3% nationally. However, Wisconsin sales taxes are more modest. In 2011, they totaled $4.4 billion for state and local governments combined, claiming 2.0% of personal income, 36th highest among the states. Nationally, sales taxes claimed 2.4% of personal income.

12:51 pm |

U.S. Department of Agriculture Pledges $8m in Aid to Fight Pesticide, Predator-Related Honeybee Decline in American Midwest

As farmers in the Midwest continue to struggle with declining honeybee populations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stepped forward to build infrastructure that would support commercial pollinator species in five states. Between Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin, the USDA is offering an $8 million incentive package; that’s in addition to the $3 million the agency injected into the region through its Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program earlier in 2014.

12:02 pm |

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