Municipalities in Burnett County are set to receive over $300,000 and the county will receive over $250,000 as Gov. Tony Evers announces his “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program, a $200 million effort aimed at helping local leaders address some of their most urgent and u…

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Joseph E. Rogers of Webster received fatal injuries in a single car accident near Shell Lake on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Burnett County has a timber thief for the first time in years. Following citizen calls in Union of hearing chainsaws in the middle of the night, the Minnesota man allegedly cut down almost 80 trees of Burnett County Forest.

A parcel of land in Webb Lake has been re-zoned to build storage units off of State Highway 77. Some with lake homes in the area were opposed to losing residential property.


After 21 wonderful years at the Grantsburg School District, Linda Benge has made the decision to retire to make more time for family as a grandbaby is on the way.

Siren is planning on holding an open air market at Crooked Lake Park in June.

The Webster Tigers have set their graduation date for their seniors on August 1, and the format of the graduation will all depend on the state and their regulations at the time.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down the state’s safer at home order. Wisconsinites are allowed to go back to work and travel after eight weeks.

When there became a shortage of sanitizer and it seemed impossible to get, Cabin Nails and Spa in Webster stepped up to help.


The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office has taken a man into custody for attempted reckless homicide. He remains in custody in the Burnett County Jail.

An early morning traffic stop lead to St. Croix Tribal Police confiscating multiple firearms, methamphetamine, marijuana and various drug paraphernalia.

The Grantsburg graduates of 2020 may just have their in-person graduation ceremony which was tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on the evening of Friday, July 31.

Burnett County and Northwest Wisconsin are in the midst of peak wildfire season. Gusty winds, low humidity and very little precipitation are all factors for a weekend of critical fire weather conditions.


The Siren Village Board met with local businesses owners Monday morning to discuss re-opening the village.


Organizers have not canceled the 44th annual World Championship Watercross snowmobile races at Memory Lake this year. They are relying on a ‘wait and see’ approach.

Burnett County Public Health has announced the county has it's first confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual went to Minnesota for medical services and Burnett County officials were not notified until they had died, according to Burnett County health officials.

Tom Tiffany will soon have an office in Washington D.C. following his victory in a special election Tuesday for the 7th Congressional District seat.

May 12 is the special election in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. Democrat Tricia Zunker of Wausau faces Republican State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst.

A recent report shows that Wisconsin voters are approving and voting in favor of more school district referenda dispute economic worries brought on by COVID-19.

The cost to remove asbestos in Siren School may cost up to $34,000. A recent survey of the building found that windows installed two years ago may have asbestos in the coating.

Wisconsin elected officials are once again asking the State Supreme Court to resolve their disagreement. Republican legislators have filed a lawsuit asking to enjoin the state's safer-at-home order.


Over a dozen cars were patiently lined up Tuesday morning at the Burnett County Highway Shop. They were all waiting for a free COVID-19 test.

Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order recognizes outdoor activity as essential. As such, the 2020-2021 Game Fish season will proceed as planned opening on May 2. All regulations and license requirements apply.

Wisconsin has the lowest gas prices in the country, according to AAA. The average price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline is $1.19 in Wisconsin and average for the country is about 60 cents more expensive.

Matt Haase, Grantsburg High School principal, met with their graduation committee which consists of approximately a dozen seniors last week to discuss some plans for graduation with the stay at home orders in place in Wisconsin. He discussed with the school board members at the meeting Monda…

A statewide survey showed that 35% of Wisconsin businesses think they will be forced to close their doors if economic conditions continue for more than three months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Town of Lincoln cabin was allegedly burglarized twice in as many days by the same suspect. The suspect led authorities on an 11-mile chase and eventually off road into a swamp, according to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has decided to not raise the speed limit in the Alpha and the Town of Wood River.


Hospitals, clinics and medical facilities are on the front lines for the COVID-19 pandemic. While these facilities are handling those cases, they are also taking care of patients with non-virus-related illnesses.

Two individuals were charged in Burnett County with not reporting the bodily harm in the death of Preston Decorah.

Wisconsin and Minnesota have instituted their own stay at home orders. Governors Tim Walz of Minnesota and Tony Evers of Wisconsin have both encouraged residents to avoid non-essential out-of-state travel.

In 2020, the WDNR has reported six wildfires across Burnett County.


Burnett County has been meeting and working with other counties in Northwest Wisconsin in an attempt to re-open our economies due to the differences between this region and southern Wisconsin.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin's "Badger Bounce Back" plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. In coordina…

Gaylord Nelson’s humble roots, planted in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, grew into an environmental movement that has carried on for 50 years. Tia Nelson picked up where her father left off and uses her passion for nature as a force that drives her to protect the environment.