The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman in the death of Preston Decorah. Information from the initial investigation suggest he was riding on top of a moving vehicle when he fell off and left on the road for an hour, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Preston Decorah, 27, Webster. The office has one person in custody related to the death.
Village officials were bracing to pay up to $300,000 to remove the sludge from the Webster’s sewer ponds. They were surprised when there was not nearly as much sludge as they thought.
Because of the COVID-19, voters are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7th Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.
April 7 is set for the Wisconsin spring election. There will be several local elections along with statewide ballot measures and the presidential primary race.
The Burnett County Board of Supervisors approved passing an emergency declaration. The following day the County Board and County Administrator were closing the Government Center to non-essential functions.
The Burnett Dairy Cooperative and chief executive officer (CEO) Dan Dowling have filed a civil lawsuit against Four Cubs Farm and Cris, Nicki and Ben Peterson.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) announced on Monday that the April 7 spring election will still be taking place. They are also offering recommendations to local election officials, like encouraging more absentee voting.
Starting Wednesday schools across the state will not be having regular classes. Bars and restaurants with over 50 people are also being asked to close due to COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.
In a statement sent by Governor Tony Evers at 1:47 Tuesday, March 17, the ever changing measures being taken to combat COVID-19 have now been set to include takeout only for restaurants and social gatherings of 10 people or less.
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, when you’ll move your clocks forward by one hour to 3 a.m. This means you should be prepared to lose an hour of sleep, but in return you will gain an extra hour of daylight. Some U.S. states are “springing ahead” with their own ide…
All living U.S. veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of service location will be recognized and thanked for their service with presentation of a Vietnam War Commemorative (VWC) lapel pin. Th…
For several years the Village of Grantsburg experienced a high number of black bear complaints from residents when compared to other municipalities. To address these complaints, a variety of non-lethal abatement options were implemented including educational efforts, altering trash pick-up s…
At a recent school board meeting the school board invited the building firm, Kraus-Anderson, to give an update on the construction project. The board spent a lot of time discussing the possibility of hiring an asbestos abatement company.
The Burnett Area Arts Group (BAAG) will hold its 3rd Annual Outstanding Student Art Show on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 at the Northwest Passage Gallery (NWPG). The original work of art students in grades 9-12 from five area schools will be on display. Participating schools are Luck, Fr…
If a CAFO is built in Trade Lake or anywhere in Burnett County, they will be reporting to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and Jeffrey Jackson.
With North American bird populations plunging 30% over the past 50 years, and one in five Wisconsin birds at risk of extinction, a state bird conservation coalition is rebooting with new energy to stem declines and enhance critical habitat statewide for birds.
Zach A. Grandy, 19, has been charged with four felony counts including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and two counts of felony bail jumping.
Some older Grantsburg folks were sad and nostalgic Wednesday as workers began to take down the DNR Fire Tower, a Grantsburg landmark on Tower Hill, the highest spot in the village.
Grantsburg Revitalization Operation (GRO) with the help of the Burnett County Administration committee put together a housing study. The study focused on the Grantsburg School District.
Representatives from the land services department gave suggestions to the Large Scale Livestock Study (LSLS) committee about how they could better prepare the county for decisions regarding concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs. These include which zoning districts should allow CAF…
Meetings between the new camp owners on Wood Lake and the Concerned Citizens of Big Wood Lake have been getting positive as they work towards an agreement everybody will love.
“As soon as it began to dry it started to bubble and once paint starts to bubble it starts to peel,” Highway Commissioner Mike Hoefs said of the highway storage building in Siren.
A Vadnais Heights, Minn. man sat in court last week in an orange uniform with the “Burnett County Jail” printed on the back. He has been accused of burglarizing Tesora Restaurant in Siren back in December of 2018.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the upcoming traffic safety meeting to voice their opinion regarding a proposed speed change in Alpha.
The Siren Area Economic Development Advisory Committee (SEDAC) has just completed phase two, the engagement phase, of their planning project with their consultant Civic 4 LLC of Madison. Appreciation is given to all who provided input during this part of the process which has resulted in dev…
“I still have hope. I just wish the driver would come forward. Maybe his life would change too. It is hard to forget when you can’t find who to forgive,” said Georgia Cobenais in a video released January 31 by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.
Mitchell L. Butler, 40, Webster, was sitting in court when the judge sentenced him to 40 years of state prison followed by 20 years of extended supervision stemming from a sexual assault case involving children under the age of 12, according to online court records.
WEBSTER–– Benson Ace Hardware, with locations in Webster and Frederic, has established an annual scholarship program for Webster and Frederic high school seniors. Each year, beginning with the Class of 2020, Benson ACE Helpful Place Scholarships will present $500 scholarships to two Webster …
Two candidates from each party will face off later this month in primary battles for the 7th Congressional seat. The primary will be held on Feb. 18 with the general election on May 12.
High School students from the Santa Ana Technical High School in Costa Rica have been participating in an exchange program with the Grantsburg High School for four years now. Each year they select a certain number of students to come and spend a week with host families and experience life an…
A Grantsburg man has been charged with eight felony counts linked to a cell phone that had video footage of minors without their consent.